A visit to Ice Cream City
I returned home from Japan yesterday, and one of the highlights of my trip was a visit to ICE CREAM CITY in Tokyo! Yep, an “ice cream theme park” offering hundreds of ice cream flavors, some of which were pretty weird… What does Viper ice cream taste like? I have no idea and I didn’t find out. If I hadn’t been feeling so sick already with a nasty head...
A Christmas ice cream?
My apologies… nothing will be happening on this blog for a while as I will be leaving town soon. I haven’t stopped thinking about ice cream flavors though. In addition to the Eggnog and Christmas Plum Pudding flavors that I’d like to make when I return, I am also toying with the idea of a red, white and green Christmas-themed ice cream terrine. I suppose that the most obvious...
New ice cream maker: Cuisinart ICE21
I have a new ice cream maker! It’s the newest Cuisinart model, the ICE21, in RED, with a RED freezer bowl. This item has been on my Amazon Wishlist for months and it was so nice to receive this as a surprise gift from Nathan who tells me it’s “an investment”. Yes, he will be enjoying homemade ice cream for the rest of his life. Via Jeni’s Ice Cream Forum, Jeni...
THE WINNERS of the FLAVOR OF THE MONTH contest are… Polianana and Amanda H! Congratulations! Please email me your addresses and I will ship the calendar out to you tomorrow :) - Lili
CONTEST! Flavor of The Month
You are looking at FLAVOR OF THE MONTH - a 2012 calendar prepared by Yours Truly. Each month focuses on ONE flavor (or dish/beverage) and other flavors that go well with it. I am giving away TWO COPIES of this calendar to two lucky people. Note that these are first run *test copies*. The final version will have exactly the same illustrations but also some extra holidays. To enter the...
Kombucha Sorbet Experiments
I’ll admit I don’t know much about kombucha - a “fermented yeast” known for its impressive range of health benefits and uniquely tart flavor. I was introduced to this beverage only a couple of months ago. When Hannah Crum - master kombucha brewer, educator and advocate - suggested that we collaborate on some kombucha sorbets, I thought why not? I love ice cream...
Who Wants Ice Cream?
The next L.A. Food Swap will take place on September 3rd, 2011 in Silverlake. The ice cream-making has begun… ICE CREAM FLAVORS: Ginger Orange with Dark Chocolate Freckles Tamarind Coconut Lemon with Lavender & Poppyseeds Chocolate Porter Sorbet with Roasted Cherries Celery with Rum-soaked Raisins Mint Julep (Bourbon & fresh mint) Caramel Apple Basil Lime Sorbet Bacon and...