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(Slate)   I know it doesn't quite seem possible, but it turns out there actually are douchebags out there who can even ruin something as awesome as ice cream   (slate.com) divider line 85
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2013-05-24 04:50:24 PM  

ERNesbitt: thismomentinblackhistory: Glad to see Jeni's represented.

I've been to Jeni's many times. It's the best textured ice cream this side of the Atlantic that I've had. They had a chocolate/lapsang souchong that was divine. But, I like ice cream, so I'm not picky about it.

Ice cream is like sex: It makes your tongue numb, and gets you all sticky.


But do you spit or swallow your ice cream?
 
2013-05-24 04:53:47 PM  

ayrlander: Lady Indica: I'm not a huge ice cream fan (though I do love B&J, suck it haters) but the two best ice creams I've ever had...

1) a vanilla I had in Amish country in Pennsylvania. My grandfather and I went to a Amish family style place, where they have groups at a single table, passing items, like a family meal. Dessert was the best vanilla ice cream I've ever had in my life. I asked for the recipe. Guy in the kitchen came out sheepishly, it was the local store brand of ice cream. (Not available in CA, so I don't remember the name but it was a cheap local).

Probably Turkey Hill; they're pretty big up in Amish Country.  They even have their own little tourist trap guest experience exhibition just over the Susquehanna as you cross into Lancaster County.

2) My roommate makes homemade ice cream. Homemade is just the best, unbelievably good. Alton Brown recipes, and an ice cream maker. Though it broke so I need to get a new one now that it's pretty much summer. :D

I have an ice maker, and I've made a bunch in the past.  I only eat ice cream maybe once every few months now, though, so it hasn't been worth my bother to make more.  Thus, it sits unused and gathering dust.  :-(


Probably. Turkey Hill does a really great vanilla.

Three, actually. (Vanilla, vanilla bean, and french vanilla)
 
2013-05-24 04:56:46 PM  
www.sheldonsfans.com
 
2013-05-24 04:58:26 PM  
As a former baker, callebault chocolate is the best.
Icecream needs cream, sugar, eggs.
that is all.
 
2013-05-24 05:01:50 PM  
Could you people stop using drones to kill angry men in sandals with their friends and families and instead target them where the world would appreciate it: on anyone and everyone who uses the word "artisan"?
 
2013-05-24 05:04:16 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ERNesbitt: They had a chocolate/lapsang souchong that was divine

Are those even words?


They are, but I'm confused by the choice. That seems like it would taste like chocolate barbeque sauce.
 
2013-05-24 05:09:15 PM  

ciberido: Whoever first tried to pass off flavorless bland crap as "vanilla" ice cream should be boiled in a pit of anthrax ripple no-fat frozen milk. Except , you know, it's not frozen anymore because it's BOILING. AAARGH! Just use a flamethrower on them or cut their heart out with a spoon or something. I can't think of a punishment bad enough.


So much THIS!I always thought I didn't like vanilla ice cream. Then I made my own from scratch... totally different thing.

As for TFA...

I've made two of the flavors out of the Humphry Slocombe book (so far) and they were both hits. I've made the prosciutto and the pumpkin five-spice. I had to convince people to try the prosciutto, but everyone liked it after that initial convincing.

And I know I've made things out of the Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones book (which I liked), but I'm not remembering which flavors off the top of my head.

I think it's more a matter of different people having different tastes than "the recipes in these books are bad".
 
2013-05-24 05:11:57 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ERNesbitt: They had a chocolate/lapsang souchong that was divine

Are those even words?


Lapsang souchong is a kind of black tea.  I've never had it, but I have had green tea ice cream in Korea (where it's quite popular), and it was surprisingly tasty, do I'd be happy to give lapsang souchong ice cream a try.
 
2013-05-24 05:15:45 PM  

Sunidesus: I've made two of the flavors out of the Humphry Slocombe book (so far) and they were both hits. I've made the prosciutto and the pumpkin five-spice. I had to convince people to try the prosciutto, but everyone liked it after that initial convincing.


I've never had pumpkin ice cream per se but I have had pumpkin milkshakes and they were awesome, so I don't doubt pumpkin ice cream would be delicious.

Also, if you want to make so-so ice cream much better, try adding cinnamon.  Probably would help if the ice cream were really good to begin with, but cinnamon goes well with a lot of things and can often save otherwise-too-bland food.
 
2013-05-24 05:21:44 PM  
ciberido:
Also, if you want to make so-so ice cream much better, try adding cinnamon.  Probably would help if the ice cream were really good to begin with, but cinnamon goes well with a lot of things and can often save otherwise-too-bland food.

Funny you should mention cinnamon... I was just experimenting with cinnamon ice cream recipes this past weekend. I had two recipes (one for stick cinnamon, one for ground) and I had three kinds of cinnamon (stick and ground "normal" cinnamon, and ground ceylon cinnamon). Fun with ice cream maker! (the stick vs ground recipes tasted the same to me, the ceylon was a bit spicier than the "normal" cinnamon)
 
2013-05-24 05:23:47 PM  
i love reading stupid shiat online, but wtf is this?

Subtard.
 
2013-05-24 05:36:35 PM  
www.who-sucks.com

Inside this innocent looking container lies the world's most evil ice cream. Whale meat flavour. With chunks of actual whale meat.

farm3.static.flickr.com

Alternatively, if you miss your Tesco beefburgers and Findus lasagna, why not plump for ice cream with bits of raw horse meat mixed in?
www.who-sucks.com


Or a pit viper?
www.who-sucks.com


By now the curry ice cream with the jolly and not at all racially insensitive drawing of an Asian man on the lid looks almost non-terrifying. At least you won't dig up uncooked chunks of dead endangered species inside. Maybe.
 
2013-05-24 06:20:32 PM  
I don't really see the problem.  Molly Moon's is grainy.
 
2013-05-24 06:25:08 PM  
I was sure this was going to be an article about another Michael Bloomberg ban.
 
2013-05-24 06:31:29 PM  
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2013-05-24 06:37:16 PM  
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2013-05-24 06:59:44 PM  
I make ice cream about 5 or 6 times a summer.  I use real stuff like cream and strawberries and strong coffee.  Am I making something artisanal?  I hope not cuz I don't have any skinny jeans or tattoos.  Homemade coffee ice cream on warm peach pie is just about the best thing ever.
 
2013-05-24 06:59:59 PM  
Did someone buy up all the ice cream supplies in the world? Did they then corner the market on all raw materials that could be conceivably used to make ice cream, and form cartels that would sell these materials only to entities that would prevent their use in ice-cream related formats? Did that person or persons then use their nefarious Amnesia-Drome™ to extinguish all knowledge of ice cream making from human consciousness?

No?

Then nobody ruined ice cream. Stop complaining, submitter, you gaping twat.
 
2013-05-24 07:11:35 PM  
No, ice cream is not being ruined.  If they were ruining ice cream then their concoctions would be the only options available, but that is not the case.  If you do not want to have some strange flavor then do not eat it.  No one is pointing a gun at your head and telling you to eat it.
 
2013-05-24 07:29:08 PM  
This thread is completely offensive to lactose intolerant people like me. Next time please start an artisanal tofu thread. Thanks in advance.
 
2013-05-24 07:31:04 PM  
ftfa

"She favors Philadelphia-style ice cream, which is prepared without eggs. As Moon explains her choice: "[W]e are not only emphasizing the unadulterated, fresh, sweet cream taste of the local dairy we use, but also sourcing from one less animal and using fewer resources." Very noble. Very Seattle."

hey everybody look at me I'm a GREEN WHORE

what farking idiot to suggest they're saving resources from not using eggs...  yeah like all that fuel you saved to not have eggs in your logistics of cream and the exploitation of birds
 
2013-05-24 07:48:10 PM  

Gilligann: blatz514: Oh good, another ice cream thread.

You again?!

I have you labeled you as "Doesn't like ice cream".


The horror!... The horror! Exterminate the brute!
 
2013-05-24 08:09:46 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [www.who-sucks.com image 340x358]

Inside this innocent looking container lies the world's most evil ice cream. Whale meat flavour. With chunks of actual whale meat.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 340x349]

Alternatively, if you miss your Tesco beefburgers and Findus lasagna, why not plump for ice cream with bits of raw horse meat mixed in?
[www.who-sucks.com image 500x380]


Or a pit viper?
[www.who-sucks.com image 500x380]


By now the curry ice cream with the jolly and not at all racially insensitive drawing of an Asian man on the lid looks almost non-terrifying. At least you won't dig up uncooked chunks of dead endangered species inside. Maybe.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-24 08:12:55 PM  
Coffee Ice cream, Maple Walnut, Butter Pecan, Rum Raisin will never cross the threshold of my house which means more for those that enjoy it.
In other words, if it's out at the supermarket it's not MY fault.
 
2013-05-24 08:13:25 PM  

bonobo73: artisanal tofu


artisanal tofu ... We've gone to the maximum on poser food. Not food for posers, granted, but confused food that just blends with whatever is around it
 
2013-05-24 08:21:55 PM  
Of course there are people that can ruin something as pure and enjoyable as ice cream, subby. They're called hipsters. Unless it was puked up by a calf, so as to be completely natural, and the coaco beans were shiat out by wild cats, for the flavor, it's just not "real" ice cream.
 
2013-05-24 09:04:28 PM  
I tried a bunch of flavors. Some I liked. People are ruining ice cream waaaaaah.

Couldn't finish tfa. Did I get it right?

I made apple pie ice cream last year. Had to bake up crumbly bits in butter and add them freaking delicious.
 
2013-05-24 09:44:34 PM  

stevetherobot: Ice cream, Mandrake. Children's ice cream!


Rangeley Tourist Hunter: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.


Almost a simulpost.
 
2013-05-24 09:54:29 PM  
New Yorkers, I assume.  They've managed to ruin pizza and hot dogs, so why not another easy thing?
 
2013-05-24 11:12:38 PM  

JosephFinn: New Yorkers, I assume.  They've managed to ruin pizza and hot dogs, so why not another easy thing?


Hold up... how exactly did New Yorkers ruin the very things they made popular?
 
2013-05-25 01:35:02 AM  

Mock26: No, ice cream is not being ruined.  If they were ruining ice cream then their concoctions would be the only options available, but that is not the case.  If you do not want to have some strange flavor then do not eat it.  No one is pointing a gun at your head and telling you to eat it.


Look, I don't want to argue.  I don't want to debate.  I don't want to hear about the kind of food you hate.  But you won't get no ice cream until you clean off your plate, so eat it.

And don't you tell me you're full.
 
2013-05-25 06:06:44 AM  

JWideman: JosephFinn: New Yorkers, I assume.  They've managed to ruin pizza and hot dogs, so why not another easy thing?

Hold up... how exactly did New Yorkers ruin the very things they made popular?


New york pizza is terrible.  Over-sized floppy slices of cardboard.  And the California version (escape from NY in SF) is heinous beyond words.

I have no idea what he's talking about in relation to hot dogs though, because I like nothing better than a times square dog loaded with onions and deli mustard.

/shiat, I'm hungry now.
 
2013-05-25 08:27:33 AM  

Sunidesus: Funny you should mention cinnamon... I was just experimenting with cinnamon ice cream recipes this past weekend. I had two recipes (one for stick cinnamon, one for ground) and I had three kinds of cinnamon (stick and ground "normal" cinnamon, and ground ceylon cinnamon). Fun with ice cream maker! (the stick vs ground recipes tasted the same to me, the ceylon was a bit spicier than the "normal" cinnamon)


Haven't made this or even had cinnamon ice cream, but Penzey's has a few different cinnamons including Ceylon that are really good. I used to buy the Vietnamese cinnamon - stuff is potent. It puts any of the sawdust you can get in the grocery store to shame.
 
2013-05-25 09:37:13 AM  

Kahabut: JWideman: JosephFinn: New Yorkers, I assume.  They've managed to ruin pizza and hot dogs, so why not another easy thing?

Hold up... how exactly did New Yorkers ruin the very things they made popular?

New york pizza is terrible.  Over-sized floppy slices of cardboard.  And the California version (escape from NY in SF) is heinous beyond words.

I have no idea what he's talking about in relation to hot dogs though, because I like nothing better than a times square dog loaded with onions and deli mustard.

/shiat, I'm hungry now.


We'll just agree to disagree on the pizza. You can't ruin something that already sucks, and before it came to America, pizza was the suckiest.
 
2013-05-25 10:45:07 PM  

Kahabut: And the California version (escape from NY in SF) is heinous beyond words.


San Francisco has the most consistently awful pizza I have ever known. If anything, Escape from NY was the least serious offender.
 
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