Plum gelato – Sicilian style

18/09/2016 at 23:21

Plums! How I adore these lush, tasty fruits! More than just delicious and tasty, they also contain impressive amounts of vitamins, fibres and antioxidants so what’s not to like? Where I live, the season was drawing to its inevitable close, but I went shopping and found exactly what I needed:   A batch of really ripe, almost too-soft-to-buy Prunus domestica ‘President’ (as […]

Nutella ice cream, or Sicilian gelato in a micro!

25/05/2015 at 23:39

Nutella may not be the world’s most healthy breakfast ingredient but guess what? You can make a very nice Nutella ice cream with just a few teaspoons of the famous chocolate-hazelnut spread! The base? A nice, egg-free Sicilian gelato! And to make it all even more interesting, we will skip the stove and the saucepan: instead, we will be using a microwave oven to prepare it! On […]

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 […]

Christmas Special – Goodies from the archive

21/12/2014 at 02:28

Christmas is here again! And while some people avoid frozen desserts during winter, we all know that every season is a season for ice cream, right?  This year, despite the ever-present temptation to conjure up yet another version of Gingerbread ice cream, I decided to look into the Archives. So, from me to you – a few of my well tried and tested favourite recipes!  Enjoy, […]

The Ice-Cold Hand of Halloween

29/10/2013 at 13:07

Yes, it is that time of the year now. And thinking about classic horrific hands on the loose, I remembered Thing (or The Thing) – the hand who faithfully served the Addams family. When I was a little kid, I used to watch glimpses of the (original, black and white TV-version of) The Addams family, hiding behind my grandmother’s back. At the time, I never realized that […]

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 […]

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 […]