Apr 28, 2011

Pink Ice Cream For A Royal Wedding

Tomorrow is the Royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. It will be a day of great celebration for London and the rest of the UK and I'm sure many others around the world will look in on the tv coverage of what will doubtless be a wonderful ceremony.

The world has had all too little of good news in recent weeks so it will be an opportunity for people to smile and enjoy the romance of the day.

I don't know what the 'royal chefs' have in mind for the wedding breakfast menu, but in case they're stuck for ideas, here's one .... PINK ICE CREAM.

is generally associated with romance and I can't think of a more romantic idea than a prince falling in love and marrying the girl of his dreams! The recipe I have in mind is for rhubarb sorbet. With the first rhubarb of the season just flourishing, late April is the perfect time to make your own fresh, homemade rhubarb sorbet.

Here are a few of my previous ice cream blog posts relating to rhubarb and ice cream.

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Apr 23, 2011

Royal Wedding Ice Cream

In today's ice cream news there's a story about a British ice cream maker who has come up with his own royal wedding ice cream. It does not have official royal approval but it's likely to be a success nevertheless.

What's special about this ice cream? Well, it's an exotic ice cream made with rather expensive ingredients that will be on sale in ice cream cones for around £15 each. The ice cream itself is vanilla based and contains truffle honey and 24-carat gold leaf covered caramel. Apparently, it might even be a world record for the most expensive ice cream cone - apparently Guinness World Records have been asked to look into that. If confirmed, then the world's most expensive ice cream cone will come from Lancashire in England!

NOTE: I believe that the most expensive ice cream sundae ever made was by Serendipity 3 in New York. Costing $1,000, it had Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla which was covered in 23 carat edible gold leaf along with the most expensive chocolate in the world called Amedei Porceleana drizzled over it.

Personally I'm happy to give the gold leaf a miss and just make a good, custard-base, real vanilla ice cream :)

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Apr 18, 2011

Multifunctional Ice Cream - A Recipe For Success?

I have tried countless ice cream recipes in my time but the 'recipe' I read about today was something I've never encountered before - multifunctional ice cream.

Apparently, food scientists from the University of Missouri have been busy trying to create a healthier ice cream by adding four key ingredients: antioxidants, dietary fibre, prebiotics and probiotics. It all sounds fine in theory but apparently each of these 4 ingredients has its own impact on the texture and/or taste of the ice cream.

Given that the texture and taste of ice cream lies at the very heart of what makes ice cream so appealing (in my view anyway!), it looks like the scientists have quite a challenge on their hands.

Hats off to them for trying to make us all that little bit healthier of course but I still think that ice cream is like many things in life - a little of what you fancy now and then does you good. So for now I'll stick to my occasional rich homemade ice cream full of taste and texture :)

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Apr 4, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae On Ice Cream Sunday

Hot on the heels of my last post about Google's ice cream sundae Doodle, I thought I'd impart a little news about the effect it had on my ice cream recipes website. In short ... incredible! The site had over 92,000 visitors in the last 24 hours with my ice cream sundae pictures page enjoying over 53,000 visits in its own right. Other ice cream sundae related pages that proved popular yesterday:

gelato sundae (gelato, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fan wafer, chocolate flake)

gelat sundae (gelato, fresh blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi slices, pear slices, whipped cream, chocolate sauce)

The world certainly loves an ice cream sundae :)

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Apr 3, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae - Google Doodle Honor!

Ice cream sundae - the very words conjur up a smile. Ice cream is a food that has been synonomous with fun for as long as I can remember and the ice cream sundae that I have the greatest fondness for is the Knickerbocker Glory (photo left). The Knickerbocker Glory was my dear. late father's favorite ice cream treat - I called him the Knickerbocker Glory Champion :) For those of you who have never enjoyed a Knickerbocker Glory, it is a fabulous ice cream sundae with a tradition going back to the 1930s. So why talk about the ice cream sundae today? Google have honored the ice cream sundae with their very own Google Doodle. Nice to see that I'm not the only one who believes ice cream to be one of life's best treats! Read about the origins of the ice cream sundae. Other ice cream sundae related pages worth reading include ice cream sundae in a cone Now that's an idea worth pursuing!

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