Las Paletas is little Capetownian company that makes gourmet, artisnal lollies. The company was started in 2012 by Diana Chavarro and husband Jason Sandell and inspired by Diana’s upbringing in Colombia. Their recipes are variations on traditional ice cream, frozen yoghurt and fresh fruit juice. All their lollies are handmade in small batches from the freshest seasonal ingredients.
This strawberry mascarpone cake combines fresh, in season fruit with tart, creamy mascarpone cream on a sweet, sponge sandwich. It might look complicated, but with instructions from Leela on She Simmers, the cake is a breeze to make.
* Simply choose fruit that is in season at your local market to personalise this beautiful dessert, instructions available on She Simmers
In Linz, Austria there is an enchanted place where adults can indulge their wildest ice cream fantasies. It’s called Eisdieler: Verboden Lekker. The ice cream shop is decorated like a Modern Baroque oasis, their trademark black sugar cones, unusual ice cream flavours and business class clientele distinguish them from your typical ice cream parlour.
If you find yourself in Linz, this Eisdieler looks like a great place to visit.
*NOTCOT.org was so enchanted with their black sugar cones they went back and did this great article on what they found.
Brigitte Bardot was and still is, a wildly sexy actress, model, singer and animal rights activist from the 60′s and 70′s.
Mexican luxury ice cream producers, Advanced Ice Cream Technologies have harnessed her sexuality by designing a range of ice creams with images immediately associated with Bardot and her popular lips.
*The full range of the the Bardot ice cream range can be see on Lander Associates
I’m the kind of girl who will make ice cream using traditional custard, real vanilla beans, fresh fruit, full cream milk. I might not have an ice cream churn (that’s next on my wish list) but I will churn it the old-fashioned way, by hand. That was before I found this recipe, chocolate ice cream, without a churn, could it be possible? Apparently it is. Joanna Goddard’s recipe is proof that it can be done.
The recipe for Heaven In A Glass, also known as The Best Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is on Joanna’s blog, A Cup Of Jo
Pomegranate is something of a scary fruit, as a lot of people are at a loss as to how to get the beads out of the outeer skin. But, if you can get pure pomegranate juice, you can make these yummy pomegranate ice cream pops, and if it’s warm enough, you can make them heart shaped for Valentines Day.
Find the recipe and a couple of hints and tips on Bitter Sweet Blog
Anybody who has ever been to Italy, knows that their gelato is out of this world. Put it this way, if the Devil came up to you and said, “Come over to the dark side, we have ice cream”, more than likely your answer would be, “Meh”, but if he said “We have gelato”, you’d be dancing on those hot coals faster than you could say gelato Italiano. Me, I haven’t been to Italy yet, but you know what I’m getting, first thing after I step off that plane. These Minifruits are an assortment of around twenty different fruits which have been hollowed out and the pulp made into an gelato and refilled into the fruit shells. The fruit is fresh, and the ingredients are simple and not overly processed, so they keep their flavours and colours, it looks delicious. I think, I’ll make ice cream this summer.