I’ve had ice cream on the brain this week 🙂 I blame the Food Program (BBC Radio 4) – this week’s one was all about ice cream and gelato. Mmmmm. This is part of why I’ve bought 2 tubs of Ben and Jerry’s* this week … (though I’ve eaten about 1/6 of each tub – I haven’t eaten a full kilo of rich ice cream!).
So two questions for you:
What’s the best ice cream/gelato flavour you’ve ever had? And if you could invent any ice cream or gelato flavour, what would you come up with?
I think the best flavour I’ve ever had was a lemon meringue gelato, in Italy (can’t remember what city … possibly Florence? I didn’t see it elsewhere). It really did taste of lemon curd and meringue and … oooh, it was lovely and really unusual.
Now, if I could create any flavour … this is a tough one. I’m thinking redcurrants, for some reason … and something creamy. I think a cookies and cream sort of ice cream – heavy on the cream with tiny bits of dark chocolatey cookie (like oreos) and a redcurrant sauce swirled in. Mmmmm.
That’s mine. Over to you!
*I think Ben and Jerry’s are more and more awesome not only because their ice cream tastes great but also because they’re using more and more fairtrade/ethically sourced ingredients. The internet tells me they’re planning to be 100% fairtrade (i.e. all ingredients that can be fairtrade will be fairtrade) by the end of 2011 in Europe and 2013 in the US.