Mount Everest ice cream (à la Edmund Hillary)

06/03/2015 at 00:47

Want to try an ice cream for heroes? Edmund Hillary – legendary mountaineer who, together with his sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first human to ever climb the top of Mount Everest – accomplished many impressive feats in his life. Long before the age of power bars, he even created a tasty snack to help him through his mountain expeditions. And Edmund Hillary’s snack is […]

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 […]

Vanilla ice cream (again)

20/11/2014 at 11:37

Ah – vanilla! When prepared in an authentic way (with no cheap substitutes), vanilla ice cream can be absolutely delicious already on its own. But vanilla also tend to go well with a myriade of other desserts, and just about everything you might want to put in your ice cream – No wonder that vanilla reigns unchallenged as the world’s most popular ice cream flavour!   From […]

Saffron Orange ice cream

10/02/2014 at 09:31

Saffron – the world’s most expensive spice – teams up with orange in this delicate ice cream, which exceeds the sum of its parts!  Some would say that this mix of flavours goes back to the Middle Ages, and the vibrant cultural diversity brought about by the rule of the Moors in the south of Europe. But while the flavour roots may be old, the preparation of the ice cream […]

Mango ginger ice cream

06/06/2013 at 07:39

The mango is not only a delicious fruit but also an old Hindu symbol for spiritual perfection. And when it comes to flavours, some argue that perfection stems from the proper use of contrasts. So why not test combining the sweet mango with the heat and particular fragrance of fresh ginger? The result should be pleasing to everyone who would like to put an exotic touch to the […]

Tea ice cream (Earl Grey)

14/05/2013 at 08:31

A nice cup of tea is something many people look forward to every day. But why not make that a cup of tea ice cream for a change?  And Earl Grey, the classic British black tea with its distinct touch of bergamot oil and citrus, turns out to be a splendid ice cream flavour!     Many tea ice cream recipes focus on exotic teas (see for instance my own post on Masala […]

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 […]