05 4 / 2012
Ice Creams at Home
1. Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Pineapple ice cream tossed with caramelized pineapple, cake and maraschino cherries.
2. Tres Leches with Roasted Strawberries - Milky creamy ice cream tossed with coconut-syrup-cake, meringue cookies and roasted strawberries.
4. Thai Tea
5. Mojito - lime, fresh mint & rum
6. Goats Cheese with Raspberries and Blackberries - THIS Goat Cheese ice cream recipe is from Jeni’s book - slightly different from the first one I made. Really delicious too.
7. Christmas Pudding - molasses ice cream with tangy rum-brandy-soaked fruits. One of my favorite ice cream flavors. So rich and boozy.
NOTE: In the next few weeks, I will be revising the wording in some of the recipes on this blog so that there is more clarity and consistency.
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19 2 / 2012
Oolong Fig: A combination of Oolong Tea ice cream with sugar-plumped mission figs - it works! Pictured above with Meyer Lemon Curd and Ginger Rose ice creams.
ON MY LIST:
Fresh Mint with White Chocolate Freckles (an extremely belated birthday present to Keith) - I would use the Mint Julep ice cream base recipe.
Something with Pomelo. Pomelo-Basil Sorbet? How good does this cocktail sound?
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23 12 / 2011
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 cold (ie, diminished sense of smell and taste), I would’ve added Viper to our selection. And also Eggplant, Oxtongue, Soybean Milk, Flat Wheat Noodles, Soy Sauce, Beer, Octopus…
Even a flavor translated as: “The Cake Which Fried A Sweet Potato” (???)
The flavors that we did try were:
Dracula Cool (Garlic and Mint): Surprisingly, we all liked this! Super minty with no discernible garlic taste.
Ginger: Nice. I mean, how can you go wrong with ginger?
Tulip: Not knowing what Tulip is supposed to taste like, this was quite nice. A light floral and sweet, almost-citrussy flavor.
Hokkaido Cheese: Like Cheesecake.
Sunflower: Very rich, nutty flavor of Sunflower seeds. I might try to make this at home.
Shochu: None of us liked this. Not sure how to describe it… slightly sour, didn’t really taste like anything.
Crab: The ice cream has bright pink flecks in it, and the crab aftertaste is very subtle. Not as bad as you might think, but neither of us were crazy about this one. A bit bland.
BBQ Chicken Wing: I detected an aftertaste of deep fryer oil and there are some chewy (meat?) pieces in the ice cream. Gross.
We had a lot of fun and interestingly, all these Japanese ice creams were way LESS SWEET than what we are used to in America. Especially the ‘savory’ flavors. Next time I visit Tokyo, I will definitely return to Ice Cream City to try more flavors!
30 11 / 2011
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 flavors for the RED ice cream would be cranberry, cherry or beet, and peppermint or pistachio for GREEN, but I want to do flavors that I haven’t done before so …..
Here’s an idea with Asian flavors!
Lychee Caviar, you say? Yep. More kitchen experiments to look forward to! :)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!
- Lili x