Bienmesabe (Spanish almond cream) ice cream

26/02/2013 at 12:56

In Ancient times, the subtropical Canary Islands, just off the north west coast of Africa, were known as the Happy Islands. And yet, in those days they did not even have Bienmesabe: a cinnamon-spiced almond cream. This classic dessert, believed to have Arabic roots but now firmly part of the Spanish cuisine, dates back to at least the 15th century. It still remains popular […]

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 […]

Figs in Port ice cream

03/11/2011 at 17:09

Remember the proverbial fig leaves worn by the biblical Adam and Eve?  Too delicate to only serve as symbols for loss of innocence and fall from grace, figs can also be used to make ice cream! Pairing them with the famous Portuguese fortified sweet wine from Porto creates an alluring ice cream for adults.   The present recipe is based on vanilla ice cream. The vanilla […]

Vanilla ice cream – Scandinavian style

27/10/2011 at 18:00

Genuine vanilla – easily one of the most exquisite flavours to enjoy in ice cream. This delightful and rich recipe – based on the favourite formula by a  Scandinavian master confectioner –  will dispel any notions of vanilla being a “boring flavour”.      Vanilla – versatile ice cream with many faces So much can be said about vanilla ice cream.  Decade after decade, […]

Vanilla! Vanilla!

12/10/2011 at 16:39

  Born of blood from a princess, considered to be an aphrodisiac since Pre-Columbian times, and the second most expensive spice in the world (after saffron).  In the world of ice cream, no other flavour can compete with vanilla’s global popularity as the symbol for  “typical ice cream”. And leaving the many cheap, often synthetic vanilla products aside, genuine, […]