Foodie Friday First: Durian Ice Cream

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Tried out… Durian ice cream: creamy, powerful-tasting ice cream You can smell this “king of the fruits” from a mile away. There’s a certain almost rotting quality to the stench. It makes you want to crinkle your hose. It’s hard to describe the durian taste—a mouthful of flavor that hits you in the stomach; an earthy, pungent flavor. But I figured that would be reduced in ice cream. Nope. It’s still got super intense taste (and smell). Thankfully, it was tempered by the egg … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Nitrogen Ice Cream

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Oh yeah, I tried that. Nitrogen ice cream: ice cream made under super cold conditions  I went and visited Creamistry, an ice cream shop that uses liquid nitrogen to produce its goods. Since it uses the quick chemical process, it ends up flash-freezing the batch of ice cream. It's actually really neat to watch, all mist and icy temperatures. However, the actual product itself was a let down. Perhaps because there isn't any slow churning involved, the scoop ends up being super dense, … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Panda Ice Cream Bar

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I don't know what's going on with the weather. It's been crazy hot recently. But fall has already started, right? (The first day of the autumnal equinox landed on September 22nd.) Nevertheless, we've been battling high temperatures (even close to 100 degrees!) in the Los Angeles area. Weird. And, of course, we don't have AC. We have windows and ceiling fans...and ice cream bars. Panda ice cream bar: ice cream in an adorable bear shape Isn't this so cute? Sure, it's just chocolate and … [Read more...]

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