SO FRESH AND SO GREEN, GREEN!
A LIL' V-DAY SOMETHIN' SOMETHIN'.
SPICY ROSE is made with: CAYENNE, ROSEWATER & STAR ANISE.
CARDAMOM ROSE: ROSEWATER & ORGANIC CARDAMOM.
NOTHIN' LIKE HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD.
Oh man, I love this one! Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream featuring Apotheker's (bee-sweetened) Spicy Triple Pepper Chocolate! I've been crushing on the Apothekers for quite some time (you know, just obsessively following them on Instagram and such), so I was psyched to finally whip up some ice cream with their honeyed deliciousness!
You can find the recipe (and grab some goodies) on their website!
I'M REINVENTING SPRINKLES AS A MORE SOPHISTICATED GARNISH.
Some flavors on the roster:
Cardamom, rosewater, maple, bourbon, orange blossom, thai tea, spicy chocolate, sea salted, lavender, lemon, blueberry, sage, jasmine, black walnut, anise, almond, and passion fruit.
These are homemade mint sprinkles!
Here are some of my Winter Churnings:
Jasmine Rose Habanero & White Chocolate
Floral, spicy, sweet. Made with organic dried jasmine flowers, the slightest bit of habanero pepper, rosewater, organic dried rose petals, honey, and white chocolate. SO. MANY. LAYERS.
White Chocolate, Cranberry & Orange Zest
A TANGY FLAVOR MELLOWED OUT WITH SOME SEXY WHITE CHOCOLATE.
White Chocolate, Coconut & Clove
White on white on white. One of the flavors I brought along to
Mirah 's Jamaica Plain show.
Grapefruit Orange Cayenne Chip
- A customized flavor for Flashnotes.com's holiday party. They asked for "a spicy, sour, sweet-looking flavor with a surprising kick" and orange in color. So I came up with this gem I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE TOO avant-garde - WASN'T SURE IF IT WOULD BE A HIT. It was, though! And it sold out at
The Dirty Dottys album release show the next day!
Cardamom Hot Chocolate
- At a Scoopsies SOCIAL for an after school program, one student described it as: "It tastes the way an old lady smells. I like it!".
Mexican Hot Chocolate
- Dark chocolate with cayenne, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Each ingredient truly does its job and the result is perfection for spicy and chocolate lovers. This one is signature status!
- Ginger beer, lime, and vodka. Served in a copper mug!
- Whiskey, honey, mulling spices. Eat in place of an actual Hot Toddy and you'll be surprised how soothing it is! It'll cure your SNIFFLES and you'll be pretty tipsy!
- Inspired by Snoqualmie Ice Cream's Almond Poppy. First tried it when I did my Seattle Ice Cream Tour!
Curried Apricot & White Rum
Coconut Ginger & Candied Roasted Pecans
Vegan Spiced Caramel
Blood Orange & Fennel
North Carolina Blackberry
Vegan Salted Caramel
This dirty delight of a flavor was inspired by Action Bronson's foodie web-series (NSFW). In this episode, Action takes Manhattan-made DEEP FRIED OREOS to Mikey Likes It (a homemade ice cream shop in the East Village) and folds them into a Mint Brownie Chip ice cream. He puts the ice cream over some sweet fried plantains and tops the sundae off with some freshly whipped whipped cream. I couldn't not...
The fried Oreos were showered with powdered sugar and, along with some hefty chunks of dark chocolate, were mixed into a marshmallow peppermint schnapps batter. Mmmm...
Some of you may remember flavor #73: Mulled Wine Ice Cream. I reduced a Cabernet Sauvignon and infused it with some mulling spices. It was delish. And so I decided to revisit it, this time with 90+ Cellars' Merlot. The result was a super boozy full-bodied flavor witH HINTS OF star anise and clove. *Raises waffle cone*...Cheers!
Stay (emotionally) warm this Winter with Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow ice cream.
I've been a bit caught up with my delivery shop. Needless to say, I'm wayyy behind on posting flavors (a few months' worth). But I wanted to share some seasonal sweetness -- the latest additions to the Scoopsies flavor stash.
Recent creations include:
Nutmeg tends to get overlooked during the holidays. Sure, it's a milling spice and I'm sure most of you include it in your baked holiday dishes. But it's rarely the star, getting overshadowed by cinnamon. Nutmeg Cheesecake is my way of honoring this underdog of a spice.
Coconut milk, tons of rum, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and a touch of ginger and chili powder.
Cranberry Sage, or "Christmas Tree" as I call it, is a taste of bitter freshness.
Ceylon & Meyer Lemon
Sri Lankan black tea and meyer lemon zest (and a bit of lemon juice) transports you off the coast of India with this London Foq-esque flavor.
White Chocolate & Candied Cranberry
Handmade candied cranberries and white chocolate. A bitter and dainty flavor.
Maple Bourbon Squash
Thanksgiving in a pint.
I made S'moreo for the first time this Summer and things just haven't been the same since. It is my most ordered flavor and most loved!
Indian ice cream (kulfi) is made with sweetened condensed milk and typically pistachio, cardamom, rose, mango, or saffron. For this one I used organic dried rose petals, rosewater, pistachios.
I haven't been posting to the blog enough. And it's a shame because I've been coming out with some pretty out-there flavors. Like this one -- Roasted Plantain & Coconut. Plantain is the latest ingredient to be added to my stash and I can certainly say that I'll be working it into my list of regulars (alongside anise, cardamom, cayenne, ginger, and...rum).
I was never much of baker. Nor was I a good cook. After making ice cream for two years, something just clicked one day. I started cooking more and more. Nowadays, I'm always baking. The more complicated a dish, the more I want to try it. And I'm constantly searching for adventurous food blogs. Le Jus D'Orange, the blog of my new friend, Betty, had me in awe. Star Anise Tea Eggs? Pork Mooncakes? Bourbon Rosemary Apple Crisp!!!? And her food photos? Don't get me started! Having just gone apple picking and searching for a use for my 30 pounds of Tougas Farm apples, I picked up a bottle of bourbon and some sprigs of rosemary and baked a few mini pans and a pie of Betty's crisp. I added some lavender and orange zest because, why not? And handed them out to my friends (just kidding -- I ate them all myself).
Betty and I have joined forces and have put together a fun little giveaway! It will run for the next two weeks and all you have to do is "like" Scoopsies & Le Jus D'Orange on Facebook or Instagram and tell us your favorite flavor! We will randomly select a winner, who will receive TWO pints of Scoopsies ice cream (delivery included). Bon appetit!
Last three photos by Betty, Le Jus D'Orange
Toasted anise seeds + orange zest + Jersey cow milk = Ahhh gimme! Can't you taste the stunning texture by just looking at these photos?
My boyfriend is the ultimate Cookie Monster. So much so, that for his birthday, I gave him a giant jar filled with a cookie medley. Note: his birthday was a few weeks ago and that jar is 90% empty (or 10% full if you're a cookie optimist!). I made this flavor for him (he's Indian, hence the chai twist) and it was such a hit that I made a ton more and put it up in my shop. As with the cookies in his jar -- there's more where that came from!
It's Hott Chocolate. Chocolate with a spicy kick. I love watching people eat this flavor. I'll warn them beforehand that it's "very spicy!" They'll take a bite, hold a neutral face, and a delayed few seconds later, nod their head as the cayenne hits.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing three fairytale-themed ice cream flavors at the Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville for their exhibit opening. I brought along Sweet Pea (it had one single pea in the middle that brought good luck to whoever found it in their scoop), Red Bean, and this Rose Ice Cream. The homemade rose caramel, made with organic rose petals, was just...magical!