29 8 / 2011

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…


  1. Ginger Orange with Dark Chocolate Freckles
  2. Tamarind Coconut
  3. Lemon with Lavender & Poppyseeds
  4. Chocolate Porter Sorbet with Roasted Cherries
  5. Celery with Rum-soaked Raisins
  6. Mint Julep (Bourbon & fresh mint)
  7. Caramel Apple
  8. Basil Lime Sorbet
  9. Bacon and Pineapple
  10. Pumpkin Pie
  11. Peanut & Kaffir Lime

I will be bringing at least TWO containers of each flavor.

*Register for the Food Swap HERE.


02 7 / 2011

Ice Cream Terrine: Red, White and Blue

This US Independence Day weekend, I made my very first Ice Cream Terrine: a red, white and blue layered ‘ice cream cake’ WITH NO ADDITIONAL FOOD COLORING.

OK, I guess the RED of the beets turned out to be more of a magenta, and the BLUE is more of an aqua…

Beet-Orange ice cream.¬† Made with pureed sweet roasted beets, orange zest and mascarpone. Don’t be put off by the “beet”. This tastes like a creamsicle.

Lime-Cardamom Frozen Yogurt. A delicious tangy lime flavor with a hint of cardamon.

Blue Moon ice cream.¬† Sweet pineapple and Blue Curacao…Yum.

Happy 4th. of July!


08 6 / 2011

The Ice Cream Lifestyle #2

I wish I had remembered to take photos! I had a ‘Ice Cream Soiree’ at my home last night with some fabulous friends. The flavors on the table were:

Mexican Coffee
Coconut & Cherries
Blackberry Sorbet
Papaya-Lime Sorbet
Goat Cheese & Pears
Vanilla Peach & Blackberries

It was so much fun, and even more so to receive glowing compliments from my foodie friends/ice-cream tasters.


@Faustfatale: Blown away by @lilita_yaya ‘s ice cream as usual. Fave flavors: Pistachio apricot and coconut with roasted cherries. Also papaya lime sorbet

@ChanningHansen: @lilita_yaya makes the best ice cream ever. Yes, better than Scoops. Honey Goat Cheese + roasted pears (w goats milk) is to die for.

Aw! Better than Scoops? Wow, what a compliment!

On June 26th, 2011 I am going to be at the Pasadena Food Swap with some homemade ice cream. I have never participated in a public food swapping/sharing event before and I’m both nervous and excited. Sign up! Join in! See you there!


20 5 / 2011

The Ice Cream Lifestyle #1

In addition to my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, here are a few things that I can no longer live without:

Hand immersion blender - I recently bought one and I love it!!! So much easier to clean than a regular blender.

Microplane Zester - According to David Lebovitz in The Perfect Scoop, you have to double the amount of zest used in a recipe when you use a regular grater. Bye bye, regular grater.

Ice Cream Containers by SweetBliss - From experience, when you gift ice cream in plastic containers, you don’t get those containers back.

E.ggtimer.com/25minutes¬† <— Go on, type this into your browser! (Yeah I know I need to get myself a real kitchen timer)

Lactaid- self-explanatory.

To be continued…The Ice Cream Lifestyle #2