Ice cream around the world (and at home)

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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 […]

Raspberry Lemon Sorbet

Raspberry Lemon Sorbet

Written in September 2012 “I love raspberries,” my friend declared and stared at me, unleashing a magical wand in the form of a single finger. “You must make me a raspberry sorbet!” Maybe those weren’t the exact words he said or the expression he wielded. […]

Pur-eh Ice Cream

Pur-eh Ice Cream

Written in September 2012 At Chinese restaurants during our childhood, my sister and I consistently refused to drink tea. We were the fussy Americans that demanded icy glasses of water—happily gulping a cold liquid that traditional Chinese believed to upset the yin and yang of […]

Square Bar Cafe San Jose

Square Bar Cafe San Jose

Square Bar Cafe, obviously! When heading to the South Bay, that is the hot spot! When it’s nearly 100 degrees, it’s time to seek ice cream. Obviously for this ice cream lover. This one popped up across foodies’ conscious minds in the last few months […]

Inca Kola Sorbet

Inca Kola Sorbet

Written in September 2012 Lemongrass?? Bubblegum??? Not typically served AND hard to find in the States? Being the hipster that I am, it was the latter statement that made sure I would drink a lot of Inca Kola while in Peru a few years ago […]

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Written in September 2012 On the early morning after my late-night arrival to Bangkok, my eyes opened to a hazy rising sun. It was 6 am—an ungodly hour. My body was stuck in the California timezone and sleep was not an option. “Are you awake?” […]

Darjeeling Ice Cream

Darjeeling Ice Cream

When I traveled alone in Europe last February, every morning I started the day with tea. It became a ritual. Every day I woke up and declared, “TEA! PLEASE!” Now mind you, I never needed a caffeine fix in the morning. Typically, I rolled down […]