Friday, February 25, 2011

Breast milk ice cream: the healthy treat?

A specialist ice cream parlour plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat. The breast milk concoction, called the "Baby Gaga," will be available from Friday at the Icecreamists restaurant in London's Covent Garden.

Icecreamists founder Matt O'Connor was confident his take on the "miracle of motherhood" and priced at a hefty £14 ($22) a serving will go down a treat with the paying public. The breast milk was provided by mothers who answered an advertisement on online mothers' forum Mumsnet. Victoria Hiley, 35, from London was one of 15 women who donated milk to the restaurant after seeing the advert.

Hiley works with women who have problems breast-feeding their babies. She said she believes that if adults realised how tasty breast milk actually is, then new mothers would be more willing to breast-feed their own newborns. "What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother's milk in an ice cream? And for me it's a recession beater too - what's the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash," Hiley said in a statement.

"I tried the product for the first time today - it's very nice, it really melts in the mouth."The Baby Gaga recipe blends breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then churned into ice cream.

O'Connor said the Baby Gaga was just one of a dozen radical new flavors at the shop. "Some people will hear about it and go, 'yuck' but actually it's pure, organic, free-range and totally natural," he said. "I had a Baby Gaga just this morning and I feel great."
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rich and creamy Oscar goodness

Rich and creamy Oscar goodnessOne of the best foods to enjoy while watching the Oscars? Ice cream! No other treat brings on passion, drama and delicious mouth sensation than this cold, tasty dish.

And just in time for the "Golden Guy"'s red carpet entrance this Sunday, the famous Cold Stone Creamery Custom Creations (with locations across North America) has created an exclusive series of recipes for QMI Agency to reflect the year's top movies up for "Best Picture."These cinematic creations were developed by Andrea Hughes, Cold Stone Creamery Canada's resident ice cream expert.

"By mixing nuts, fruits and candy into our smooth and creamy ice cream on a frozen granite stone - called 'the stone' -- we're actually more like ice cream artists," says Hughes. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream is categorized by industry experts as "Super Premium" because it's made fresh every day in every store - putting Cold Stone completely in a class of its own.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Cold Stone Creamery operates more than 1,450 locations in 12 countries worldwide and Canadians can find them in select Tim Hortons across the country. Check out the company's Facebook page and enjoy these sweet interpretations of the top films up for Oscar:

THE BLACK SWAN - Graceful yet dark, keeps you on your toes: chocolate ice cream with cherries, fudge and dark chocolate shavings. THE FIGHTER - What an athlete would eat to fuel-up before a big fight: banana ice cream, bananas, peanut butter and almonds.

INCEPTION - This film is nuts and out there. It blows your mind: psychedelic green mint ice cream, brownies, almonds and fudge.

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - Bright blue cotton candy ice cream, sprinkles and gummy bears - every child requests these!

THE KING'S SPEECH - Perfect end to a feast of bangers and mash - middle of the road English fare: French vanilla ice cream, brownie and a hint of decadence, fit for a monarch, with luscious caramel.

127 HOURS - The Sinless Smoothie has healing fruits that also harken the bloody gore of the movie: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, ice, - bright red and chunky!

THE SOCIAL NETWORK - A large take out container of sweet cream ice cream, lots of Oreos and fudge to share with your social network. Who wouldn't "like" this?

TOY STORY 3 - Yummy cake batter ice cream meets fudge, cookie dough and sprinkles.

TRUE GRIT - the White Hat (good guy) inspired creation: French vanilla ice cream, graham cracker pie crust, caramel, white chocolate chips and pecans. The cracker adds some "grit" and pecans and white chocolate chips bring a nice crunch to this light coloured creation.

WINTER'S BONE - a mountain girl is the heroine in this movie, why not a Rocky Road inspired creation? Chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, Snickers bar, fudge.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Almond Ice Cream Recipe

Almond Ice Cream RecipeIngredients:

1. 500 g almonds (soaked and peeled)

2. 500 ml heavy cream

3. 4 tsp rose essence

4. 2 ½ liters milk

5. 500 g sugar

Almond Ice Cream Recipe Preparation :

1. Grind the soaked almonds into fine paste.

2. Boil milk in a non stick vessel until it is reduced to half.

3. Add the almond mixture, sugar into the boiling milk and keep stirring on simmer for at least half an hour. Allow it to cool completely.

4. Refrigerate the mixture at least for 3 hour and add heavy cream with rose essence

5. Stir all the ingredients and freeze the mixture until solid. Tasty almond ice cream ready to serve.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Blue Bell Ice Cream coming to Colorado, along with jobs

Blue Bell Ice Cream coming to Colorado, along with jobsBlue Bell Ice Cream plans to open a branch and distribution center in Denver, where it will hire up to 20 local drivers and other staff. Blue Bell Ice Cream will be available March 14 in King Soopers, Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, Sunflower Market and other grocery stores, drugstores and convenience stores.

The company is building a 15,000- square-foot distribution center with a warehouse, office space and cold-storage facilities at 14258 E. Easter Blvd. in Englewood. Until the building is completed in the late spring or early summer, the company will operate out of leased space at 8001 E. 88th Ave. in Henderson.

The company will serve markets within a 100-mile radius of Denver, including Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. "We get a lot of requests from Colorado, and we're really excited about coming to the state," said Ricky Dickson, vice president of sales and marketing for the 103-year-old Texas company. The brand has a devoted following, making it the No. 3 ice cream in the nation even though it is sold in only 20 states.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ice cream fundraiser to benefit girl with cancer

Big Dipper Ice Cream will hold a fundraiser for McLain Thornquist, an 8-year-old girl with a rare form of bone cancer, from noon to 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Big Dipper will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the family of McLain, who is suffering from Ewing sarcoma.

McLain started third grade at Hawthorne Elementary this year with no signs of trouble until a few months into the school year. Her arm started to hurt to the point where she couldn’t attend school. Doctors eventually concluded that a mass on McLain’s arm was cancer.

The cancer isn’t isolated and has moved into in her lungs, but her mother, Cynthia, said doctors in Helena and in Salt Lake City have given McLain a good prognosis. After the surgery to remove the mass on her arm, McLain is expected to have more rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The fundraiser will be at the ice cream shop at 58 N. Last Chance Gulch, on the Walking Mall at the corner of Sixth Avenue.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice CreamBanana Ice Cream Recipe -


1. 2 bananas, mashed

2. 2 cups skimmed milk

3. 1/2 can evaporated milk

4. 1/2 cup white sugar

5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6. 1/2 cup Cashews (chopped)

7. 1 tsp honey (garnish)

8. Basil leaf (Garnish)

Banana Ice Cream Preparation:

1. Combine skimmed milk, evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla well. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze it according to the specified instructions.

2. When the ice cream is ready, mix mashed bananas and cashews and freeze it for another time. Tasty Banana ice cream ready to serve.

Before serving freeze the ice cream to obtain a good texture. Garnish a scoop of ice cream with teaspoon of honey and basil leaf.

Make the delicious banana ice cream recipe in your very home this summer and surprise your kids with tasty ice creams.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold Stone Creamery® Warms up with New Plated Desserts

Cold Stone Creamery® Warms up with New Plated DessertsCold Stone Creamery, known for super-premium customizable ice cream Creations™, is adding an innovatively delicious new line of treats in locations nationwide, the Plated Desserts line. Debuting today at an introductory price of $4.99, the Plated Desserts line combines classic indulgences, such as brownies, churros and funnel cakes, with Cold Stone’s premium ice cream in four tempting Creations.

The Plated Desserts are an extension into Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream novelties, joining the popular ice cream cupcakes and cookie sandwiches. Adding a different element and seasonality to Cold Stone’s menu, Plated Desserts are served warm and are sharable, creating a parlor feel.

“The Plated Desserts brings desserts that are rarely seen in the restaurant space, such as churros and funnel cakes, and brings elegance and a whimsical flair to these decadent treats,” said Suzanne Schutz, vice president of marketing for Cold Stone Creamery. “The four Plated Desserts options are the perfect indulgence a la Cold Stone.”

Through April 30, 2011, the Plated Desserts will be available at an introductory price of $4.99. The four Creations are detailed below:

* Brownie A La Cold Stone: A rich, warm chocolate brownies smothered with French Vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped topping, caramel, hot fudge and pecans.
* Churro Caramel Crave: Crispy churros rolled in cinnamon and sugar, smothered with French Vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel and whipped topping.
* Chocolate Lava Meltdown: Warm chocolate cake filled with hot fudge, then topped with French Vanilla ice cream, fudge, whipped topping and shaved chocolate.
* No Fair Funnel Cake: Freshly baked, sweet funnel cake dusted with powdered sugar, surrounded by strawberries and topped with French Vanilla ice cream, strawberry puree and whipped topping.

In addition to the new Plated Desserts line, Cold Stone Creamery is also extending the Gold Cone collection, a monthly rotation of ice cream flavors, into 2011. The first Gold Cone flavor of the year is back by popular demand from last Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, for February. In March, Cold Stone is introducing a new flavor of the unique no-melt ice cream line, Pistachio JELL-O Pudding. Perfect for the spring season, April’s Gold Cone ice cream flavor is Peach Iced Tea.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Publix Recalls Ice Cream Flavor

Publix Recalls Ice Cream FlavorPublix is voluntarily recalling some of its ice cream in five states, including South Carolina and Georgia. The Publix Premium Light Tiramisu Ice Cream may contain Publix Premium Coffee Almond Fudge Light Ice Cream. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the ice cream.

The UPC number is 41415-13343, and the lot code found on the bottom of the carton is SEP 12 2011 B7 PLT 12-444. There have been no reported cases of illness. The ice cream is also being recalled in Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.
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