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Gingerbread Ice Cream (#40)

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Let me loose in a specialty food store and I’m like a kid in an ice cream parlour — giddy and over-excited.  Last week, my co-worker Leah and I squeezed in a lunch time trip to Galloway’s Specialty Foods.  If you’re a food nerd and haven’t been to Galloway’s, you must.  Every ingredient you could possibly need for cooking and baking can be found here.  French super-blue lavender flowers?  Yes.  Gluten free chestnut flour?  Yes.  Xanthan gum?  They’ve got that too.  If we weren’t pinched for time, I could have spent hours combing through all the aisles, looking at all the products, and learning ohhhh, so *this* is where I can buy beet powder!

I wasn’t looking for anything particularly obscure during this shopping trip though — just unsulphured blackstrap molasses, the key ingredient in Week #40’s Gingerbread Ice Cream.

Molasses are typically made from sugar cane and come…

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New Flavour: Cannoli from Ben and Jerry’s

A few days ago Ben and Jerry announced the next limited edition flavour from their range is “Cannoli”

A mascarpone ice-cream with fudge covered cannoli pieces and a mascarpone swirl,

Sounds delicious, however only available in the USA for a 3 -4 month period.

Whats a cannoli though? Well Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. They range in size from “cannulicchi”, no bigger than a finger, to the fist-sized proportions typically found in the south of Sicily.

Click on the link to find out more.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Ice-cream News, Ice-cream Tubs

 

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Maggie beer, you’ve done it again.

Two Hungry

We know it’s late but we have cravings!

I’m blaming it on Maggie Beer.

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P.S. you may be thinking burnt fig, really?‘ Yes, damn yes. Intriguingly different but damn tasty!

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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Ice-cream News, Ice-cream Tubs

 

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REVIEW: Haagan Dazs Praline and Cream

Vanilla ice-cream with caramel swirls and caramelised pecan nuts,”

This ice-cream I wasn’t particularly fond of.

First impressions, very plain looking with hints of caramel lines running throughout the base ice-cream flavour. Small bumps showed me where the pecans lay. It melted quickly, but I presumed that was because of the size of the tub. There was a rich creamy texture to the vanilla ice-cream which was very smooth melting in the mouth.

Nice pieces of pecan helped take the richness away and gave your taste buds a rest from the sweetness, however the caramel covering on them created too much of a rich sugary after tone once the nut has been eaten. If I brought a bigger tub I would of struggled to eat  bigger scoops than the tiny 100ml pot I purchased, and the tub would be left at the bottom of the freezer.

Haagen Dazs Praline and Cream Ice-cream        4/10

Too sugary sweet with the rich vanilla ice-cream base for my liking. Not one of the best ice-cream flavours, but will try other flavours from the range as it was one flavour out of many that I tried.

 
 

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“Chef Duff” Collection from Blue Bunny

Duff Goldman is a wide known name in the cake industry, he made his name by making extraordinary cakes in his bakery “Charm City Cakes”. He then became a TV reality star when a series was made of the every day life of the Baltimore cake shop.

He’s teamed up with the ice-cream makers “Blue Bunny” to create a premium ice-cream range for the general public to purchase and devour.

http://www.bluebunny.com/Search/Products?q=%27chef+duff%27

Click on the link to find out all the varieties that Blue Bunny Stocks. This includes:

Red Carpet Red Velvet Cake

24 Karat Carrot Cake

I do! I do Wedding Cake

Unfortunately we don’t get Blue Bunny here in the UK so if anyone has tried any of these flavours please comment below.Image

Photo from Charm City Cakes Facebook Page

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Ice-cream News, Ice-cream Tubs

 

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Creme Brulee Ben and Jerry’s Review

“Sweet custard ice-cream with a caramelized sugar swirl”

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Unfortunately I haven’t tried this one as of yet, but Elizabeth beat me to it, plus it hasn’t reached the UK shores just yet.

Enjoy reading the review on Ben and Jerry’s Creme Brulee ice-cream based on the french classic.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Ice-cream News, Ice-cream Tubs

 

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Soy Sauce Ice-cream?

All the way from Japan is a new flavour of ice-cream, yes Soy Sauce. A Japanese confectionery company have come up with a cream puff fill with the distinctive flavour, and plain soy sauce ice-cream.

The cream puffs cost 150 yen ($1.92) each,while the ice cream goes for 250 yen.

Some of the profits from the sales go to non profit organisations for aid work in Rikuzentakata.

 
 

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