Blackcurrant ice cream (no ice cream machine required)

02/08/2016 at 23:01

Every summer, I ponder how to best make good ice cream without an ice cream machine. While idly flipping through the pages of one of my mother’s Swedish foodie magazines, I recently came upon a recipe which seemed worth building upon. Little did I know that the delicious blackcurrant ice cream would end up as a new personal favourite! And yes – it also turned out to be a truly […]

Indian Kulfi ice cream

27/07/2014 at 00:09

Have you ever tried kulfi? This Indian specialty is a splendid reminder that there are other delicious schools of ice cream-making outside the Western world’s well-known ones. And best of all – you won’t even need an ice cream machine to make these great-tasting beauties! While Italy often is credited with being the birthplace of ice cream as we know it today, the seeds […]

Strawberry Balsamico ice cream

12/05/2014 at 08:58

No summer is truly complete without a good strawberry ice cream! And this is one of the tastier (and easy to make) strawberry ice creams that I have tested – and this regardless of what you normally think about balsamic vinegar!   Philadelphia (or American) style: a perfect choice for fresh fruit-ice creams Italian and French style custard-based ice creams may […]

Akutaq – Eskimo ice cream

11/11/2013 at 12:10

Living traditional Arctic life in the polar region? If so,  you probably won’t have much dairy around. But that never stopped the Eskimos/Inuits from making ice cream! Read more about their traditional “Akutaq”, largely based on whipped fat and berries.  And while it is true that Akutaq in some circumstances even can contain fish flakes, today’s recipe will stick to […]

Monster ice cream

13/09/2013 at 08:18

Familiar with Cthulhu and the twisted pantheon of unspeakable gods and creatures conjured up by cult horror writer H P Lovecraft?  If not, don’t worry – in order to enjoy this ice cream you don’t have to. But it does help to be young at heart and appreciate how much fun certain types of horrors can be if only you’re in the right mood!   When one of my daughters […]

Mango ice popsicle

27/08/2013 at 11:07

Mangoes should be sweet and plentiful, as a famous poet and mango-lover once noted. But adding a little yoghurt to your puréed mango will retain the essential mango-flavour while adding  a pleasant tangy touch. Since ripe mangoes are quite sweet, only a little extra sugar is required. And if you crave more sophistication, a little added cinnamon goes a long way. In short […]

Orange blossom ice cream (or “In praise of Arrowroot”)

01/07/2013 at 15:49

Floral ice creams may not be all that common. But if you like Oriental desserts, you have likely already come across the Orange blossom flavour. Since I happen to adore this dreamy, aromatic stuff, it was just a matter of time before it would end up in an ice cream. And what an ice cream it turned out to be! This particular adaptation of the popular Sicilian gelato combines […]