Fire in the Hole! – Spicy orange gelato

30/12/2013 at 00:05

Just in time for the New Year celebrations, Ice Cream Nation turns to mining, and finds a nugget of real frozen gold – a delicate, elegant gelato dessert, able to hold its own in any fancy dinner setting.  And there is also something special for the hard core-fans of ice cream making: a new gelato base recipe, where butter (!) largely replaces cream! And believe me – the […]

Pistachio almond gelato

28/11/2013 at 14:57

Pistachio is supposed to have been one of the nice, edible things growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These Gardens were one of the ancient “Wonders of the World”, so perhaps there is no wonder that pistachio remains one of the most classic of gelato-flavours. In this post, these quasi-nuts will team up with another quasi-nut also known to mankind since time immemorial […]

Quick Stracciatella

11/06/2012 at 14:54

  “Stracciare” means  “to shred” or “to tear up” in Italian. And in Italy, the birthplace of the famous ice cream flavour, ‘stracciatella’ can also refer to a cheese, or a Roman soup-like dish  (where the shreds come from eggs). But most fans of ice cream probably think about vanilla ice cream with small, delicious shreds of dark chocolate! Stracciatella is not just […]

White House Cherry ice cream

05/06/2012 at 11:11

 No need to wait for a Presidential invitation!  Grab some Maraschino cherries, and we’ll make our own White House Cherry.       The White House  is clearly one of the emblematic landmarks of the United States. Somewhat surprisingly, however, there does not seem to be any particular links between the Presidential residence and White House Cherry  ice cream.  So, […]

Slimmer Vanilla – a (gelato-)base recipe!

10/05/2012 at 12:41

Do you like Italian gelato?  If so, read on about a splendid recipe I have found!   Many people who say they dislike vanilla probably suffer from too much exposure to ‘fake’  vanilla flavours  (like vanillin, or worse).  Real, genuine vanilla ice  cream is anything but boring – a real and exquisite treat. Apart from being a flavour in its own right, the reason for […]

Masala Chai ice cream

02/05/2012 at 12:03

Open your mind – we’re making Masala Chai ice cream! Ah – India … even if you have not yet visited this fascinating country, chances are that you have tasted Masala Chai: black tea with warm, aromatic  spices, typically  served quite sweet.   Masala chai comes in countless different variations, and often tends to be more flavoured by the exciting spices than of the […]

Goat cheese ice cream with Cognac figs

04/03/2012 at 11:59

  Sometimes, too much of a good thing can be wonderful. But sometimes, it can just be too much. This may be particularly true when speaking about acquired tastes, like those for goat cheese and for Cognac. And I’m speaking out of experience – my first attempt at this ice cream turned into an unbalanced abomination of goat cheese and unpleasantly large quantities of […]