Ice cream around the world (and at home)

Recipe

Five-Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

Five-Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

Bright orange. Looks like a pumpkin. Does not taste like pumpkin. Tastes better than a pumpkin. It is a persimmon! (At least the Fuyu one.) “I never had a persimmon before,” a friend said when I served him a scoop of the five-spiced persimmon ice […]

Pomengranate Blueberry Sorbet

Pomengranate Blueberry Sorbet

Pomegranates. Blueberries. A winter fruit of tricky and a summer fruit of warm nights. All mixed into an ice cold sweet dessert for a new year. Then zombies. And my favorite kind of meal. (Two months delayed due to travel.) Every year for my book […]

Spiced Apple Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Swirl

Spiced Apple Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Swirl

(An ode to the country I am currently in: Argentina.) Apples. Red. Green. Fuji. Braeburn. Granny Smith. McIntosh. Apple pie. Apple sauce. Apple cider. That annoying remainder of the apple: the core that you bite round and round, the uncomfortable eyesore on the table withering […]

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Caramelized Figs Swirl and Candied Bacon Bits

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Caramelized Figs Swirl and Candied Bacon Bits

A few years ago, I asked to take my family’s BBQ grill. Sitting in my parents’ garage, I knew that my parents rarely used it (having opt to use the grill at a swimming pool club because it didn’t require our maintenance or cleanup). Not […]

Pear Pecorino Ice Cream

Pear Pecorino Ice Cream

When I was in Ohio to research Ice Cream Travel Guide, I asked to visit Snowville Creamery (one of the dairy sources for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream), because I had trouble getting in touch with Jeni. To my surprise, Warren (owner of Snowville Creamery) invited […]

Thompson Grape Sorbet

Thompson Grape Sorbet

There are typically two flavors I avoid when I encounter candy. Orange and grape. Maybe because those two are the most artificial tasting. Or that their colors…aren’t as bright as yellow and blue. When we walked through my favorite farmers market, I couldn’t help but […]

Roasted Strawberry and Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry and Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

Growing up in California where fresh produce is ample. I had always taken for granted the fruits available in the farmers market. Especially strawberries. There is something intoxicating about an entire case of strawberries, with the delicate scent alluring all that pass by the stand. […]

Kaffir Lime Coconut Sorbet

Kaffir Lime Coconut Sorbet

Written in October 2012 I am notorious for not eating green things. I hate green things unless they are tinged with sugar or overwhelmed with salt. So quite naturally, I am quite the candidate for ice cream loving. Even those flavors that are green. A […]

Mango Passionfruit Ice Cream

Mango Passionfruit Ice Cream

Written in October 2012 In the same farmers market trip for the peaches, a stand with smaller boxes than others caught my eye as I strolled. It looked as if the farmer looked at her garden and chose a select few. Sure, they were generic […]

Roasted Peach Sorbet

Roasted Peach Sorbet

Written in September 2012 After a two week journey through Vancouver and Seattle, I learned one important lesson in ice cream making: Shop well. The choice of ingredients always shine through the recipes. Particularly in ice cream where the taste is based on the quality […]