Posts tagged ‘ice cream’
Glace is Christopher Elbow’s newest endeavor, having made a name for himself in the chocolate business. He utilizes some of those same ingredients to concoct truly outrageous flavors of ice cream. The flavor list reads like a grocery list–sweet corn, goat cheese and cherry, basil lime sorbet, fresh mint, lemon curd with blueberry, caramelized banana and peanut butter and jelly.
More traditional flavors, including vanilla bean, coffee, strawberry and Venezuelan dark chocolate are also available, but Elbow doesn’t do mundane, so even these are pretty intense. And rich.
Cups come in two sizes, one which holds two flavors, the other three. The servers provide samples to help narrow your choices, but repeated visits are in my future so I can eventually pick some favorites!
*(There is an accent over the “e” but my blog format doesn’t allow me to add it.)
Halloween hasn’t even come and gone, yet Peppermint ice cream is back in the freezer section of your favorite grocery store. Strictly a seasonal item, I’m not used to seeing it before the candy corn and other snack size treats have been snapped up. But Edy’s and Blue Bunny are ahead of the game this year and have made sure it’s sharing shelf space with Pumpkin and Egg Nog Limited Edition ice cream flavors.
Dreyer’s (the company that owns Edy’s) website shows that Peppermint Grand Light is available again this year, but for some reason the difference in fat and calorie content is almost negligible, so I won’t feel the need to scour every grocery store looking for the light version as I have in years past.
As much as I love coffee ice cream, peppermint ice cream is a hit in our entire household, and is the base for many a great holiday dessert. Spread some on a pan of brownies for brownie pie, squash between two chocolate cookies for a yummy ice cream sandwich, or simply top with an awesome hot fudge sauce, it’s all good.