Posts Tagged "frozen treats"

Milk and honey gelato

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Milk and honey gelato

Check out our blog post on ice cream. 1 1/2 c evaporated milk (equivalent to one 12-oz can) 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 2 eggs 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup honey 1 1/2 cups heavy (or whipping) cream Bring the milk to a simmer in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with the cardamom. (Helpful hint: if you have a very thin layer of water on the bottom of the pan before adding the milk, it will not burn and stick as easily.) Meanwhile, beat the eggs, sugar, and honey together with an electric mixer or in a blender until the mixture becomes light in color and fluffy in texture. Once the milk is simmering, resume...

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I scream, you scream…

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 | 0 comments

I scream, you scream…

An ice-cream-loving reader in Ghana recently wrote to us about a woman he saw in the streets selling homemade ice cream: “Honey ice cream – I think I tasted cinnamon or nutmeg, but it was very subtle. It was dense, too…might be worth playing around with coconut/soy/condensed milk. There was also something almost fruity to it….maybe orange peel?” I for one wasn’t surprised to hear about this enterprising woman, as cultures in hot climes have been refreshing themselves with frozen foods for millennia. In fact, every culture wants to claim ice cream for its...

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Food for all

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Food for all

I took the $5 challenge. I didn’t do it on purpose, and I didn’t tell my guests that I’d done it. It just happened while I wasn’t paying attention–and it made me realize that it needs to happen more often. Slow Food USA launched this campaign as a way to show folks how easy it is to feed others a nutritious meal, based on real foods, at around the cost of a fast-food “value” meal. A lot of folks said it couldn’t be done–but this year on September 17th, 30,000 people learned otherwise. And that doesn’t even count the five folks who...

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Frozen treats, NYC style

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 | 0 comments

Frozen treats, NYC style

In case you missed it, we’re in the middle of a heat wave in the eastern U.S.–and since ConEdison has asked us to conserve power to the extent possible, I’m turning off the a/c and heading to a local ice cream shop. What better way to cool down? Right now creative frozen treats are all the rage here in New York, and I hope this trend outlasts the usual three-month NYC hipness schedule. The Williamsburg Flea Market’s Saturday Smorgasburg¬†should go a long way toward supporting some of these small businesses. Judging from the quality I’ve seen (including donuts...

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