COSTA RICA in quepos, costa rica there is this italian restaurant named Escalofrio's and they made the very best homemade caramel ice cream, it was even too good to even be compared to ice cream. and my favorite food is probably ice cream... but man...its like heaven. ambrosia maybe.
Italy gets the vote from me. The choice of flavours the taste and texture, even trying to eat it before it melts in the heat is part of the experience.
Just thinking about Italian ice cream puts me off some of the products that are sold as ice cream here. But Ben and Jerry's is good; if a choice of thirty differnt flavours of Italian ice cream is just a memory. If I remember rightly some of the flavours are:
Spagnola: vanilla with cherries and cherry sauce Tiramisu: flavoured like the desert Fragola: strawberry Zuppa Inglese (which translates to something like English soup) which is trifle icecream Pistachio: Pistachio nut
Now the rest I will have to list in English as my abilty to speak or write Italian is pathetic:
Chocolate,chocolate chip, chocolate and mint, vanilla (though oddly not always available), cream, milk, tutti frutti, raspberry, pineapple,lemon, fruits of the forest,choolate and nut, melon. Stand me in front of a display of twenty or thirty ice cream flavours of Italian ice cream and I am like a child in a sweet shop I cannot make up my mind which is my favorite flavour.
i like Baskin-Robbins (31 flavors). it's ice-cold but creamy with tiny bits of ice in it, and the chocolate ice cream is really dense and not too sweet. man i haven't had ice cream in ages. i just might go get some after this.
I'm in Italy and obviously the Italians think their ice cream is the best in the world (but they tend to think that about everything) - I worked in a gelateria and it is nice but I have to say the best for me is the one I make at home - it is scrumpscious - if anyone wants the recipe I'm happy to pass it on...? (You don't need an ice-cream maker either and it's really quite simple)
Ok! Just let me think....ingredients: cornflour (2 tea spoons), whipping cream (not whippedthough 425 ml),4 egg yolks, brown sugar(150g) and plain /Greek yogurt (200ml)
Start by heating the cream on a very low heat and while that's on beat the yolks with the cornflour and the sugar.
When the cream is just starting to simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the yoke mix (whisking all the time) then (still whisking) pour the whole lot back into the pan and stick it back on the heat (still low and still whisking) and bring it back to a bare simmer - by this time it should be thick and you can pour it in a bowl, cover it with a cloth (that's not touching the mixture) and let it cool (perhaps try a little bit before you cover it up).
When it's completely cooled stir in the yogurt (you can sometimes put in less than the quantity shown, you may as well taste it to see what you prefer) then stick the bowl in the freezer (perhaps try a few spoons first) leave it a couple of hours then take it out and stir it well (try a few more spoons) another couple of hours and you stir it again (trying a couple more spoons wouldn't hurt) oh, but by this time it's ready so you may as well just tuck in but leave a couple of spoons for whoever else is in the house (teaspoons of course).
Phew! That's it (I could have done a hub perhaps, never mind) It's actually easier than it seems and it is just so scrumpscious!
Certainly. I don't know whether it would come up as duplicate content, but I guess if you lay it out differently and change the words a little, it'll probably be fine. Worth a shot, I'd say, especially as it'll get more traffic in a hub.
If you want a real dinkum home made natural flavored ice cream you have to pack your bags and head to the city of Hastings NZ where you will be with out dought treated to the worlds best flavored ice cream that money can buy, the recipe to this ice cream called RUSH MONROE has been a family secret for over 80 years, try it once then forget the rest. cheers Sheephead
Ok! If anyone's interested, my homemade ice cream recipe is up as a hub with something extra on how to turn it into a lemon meringue ice cream (perhaps not to everyone's taste) If any of you try making it, I'd be interested in knowing the results, well, ok, I'd be more interested in eating it myself..
Technically, if we haven't had the opportunity to sample absolutely every ice cream in the world, we aren't in a position to offer an opinion on "best in the world"; and in view of the fact that it's a subjective matter, it isn't possible to come up with a definitive "best ice cream in the world" (any more than it is to come up with a "world's best cup of coffee").
So, the question of which ice cream is the best in the world must remain an elusive, life-long, quest on which the most committed ice-cream-lovers among us must embark. Oh - such a lofty, noble, and worthy (and often "rocky") road to travel.
There are a couple places in Saugatuck that have great ice cream. I can't think of the name of the places off hand. But, they have many flavors, and they also make their own fudge. It's kind of pricey. But, it's worth it. I think it's called Kilwins
There is a second place in Saugatuck that sells italian ice creams. They have a chocolate ameretto that is awesome, and a peanut butter rum swirl. Yummy! They also have every kind of Jam that you can think of, and dozens of different kinds of Dips. It's called the wooden spoon.
Saugatuck is a big tourist town, and it is very artsy. Several galleries, lots of unique shops, and there is something going on almost every summer weekend. the town is small, but you might find 5,000 people walking the streets on a saturday afternoon. Especially in July.
There are many places in Michigan where Brian is at but some of the best of ANY sweets I ever had was in Mackinac I think that is spelled right although many won't know how to pronounce it lol
As for where I will always remember as the best ice cream is a place called Tom's in Zanesville Ohio, used to be a little diner on one side and old fashioned ice cream parlor on the other. Not even sure if it is still there.
You are right about Mackinac (It's pronounced Mack-a-naw) I think that the Ice cream and fudge at Kilwins in Saugatuck is about the same at what is up at Mackinac. The only difference is, you have to pay to ride the Ferry to the Island. and it is probably 50 percent more expensive. And, we won't even talk about waiting to get ice cream there. The Crowds on mackinaw can be compared to Disney. As in aweful!
And, don't even think about walking on the porch of the Grand Hotel. If you are not a guest, or well dressed. They will send someone out to read you the riot act. It's 90 degrees and you want me to wear what?
I'm originally from Brenham, Texas, sound familiar? Well it should, there is where (in my opinion) the best ice cream in the country is made, Blue Bell. My favorite flavor in their Homemade Vanilla. I know I'm bias, but...