Banana ice cream à la Monet

08/01/2015 at 23:22

An ice cream recipe by a world famous French painter? Yes, actually! Let’s take a closer look at impressionist giant Claude Monet’s very own banana ice cream! Impressionism in painting is characterised by an emphasis on  … well, the impression objects around us make on the human eye, rather than the object per se. Looking very closely at an impressionist […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Ice Cream the Italian or the French Way

21/07/2011 at 18:48

  Italy and France stand out as two countries with particularly long and impressive traditions when it comes to ice cream.  As can be expected, there is also quite a lot of diversity not only between these countries, but also within the countries themselves, with regard to how ice cream is made. For a general orientation, we will forego a lot of this rich diversity […]