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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crème Brûlée ice cream

25/01/2012 at 14:59

Crème Brûlee – this fantastic dessert, with its rich (typically vanilla-) custard and crisp layer of burnt caramelised sugar, has a special place in my heart. Also known as Crema Catalana or Burnt Cream, its exact origins (France? Spain? England?) have become lost in time. The first known recipe, however, dates back all the way to 17th century France.   Like many ice […]

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, […]