How Mr Chua Kheng Lee went into the ice cream trade was serendipitous, to say the least. He was a successful renovation contractor until the Asian financial crisis hit in 1996. Desperate to support his family, he became a taxi driver, but when the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak struck Singapore in 2003, Mr Chua found his supply of passengers drying up. One day, he was walking along Orchard Road with his wife, Mrs Chua Ah Suan, 62, when he saw an ice cream seller enjoying brisk sales in the sweltering heat. Sensing an opportunity, Mr Chua obtained a licence from the National Environment Agency to operate a mobile ice cream cart. At first, his lack of experience showed. "One customer threw away the ice cream after just one bite," the 56-year-old recalled. The problem, he realised later, was that his product was too soft. The solution was to wake up earlier and put more dry ice in the cart. Of the 13 hours that he works each day, rain or shine, Mr Chua spends two hours in the … [Read more...] about For veteran cart seller, ice cream ‘will never go out of fashion’
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caption Ben & Jerry’s low-calorie ice cream is much richer than Halo Top’s. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Ben & Jerry’s released a low-calorie ice cream line in early 2018. The low-calorie Ben & Jerry’s ice cream competes directly with Halo Top, a trendy ice cream company that sells low-calorie flavors and was the top-selling ice cream brand in American grocery stores last year. We tried a pint of low-calorie ice cream from each brand and found that one was clearly better than the other. Halo Top offering low-calorie ice cream was one of the trendy brand’s biggest assets in competing against more established ice cream companies like Ben & Jerry’s. But Ben & Jerry’s is responding to the growing popularity of Halo Top, which launched in 2012, with a low-calorie ice cream of its own. As Halo Top’s “light” ice creams have become more and more popular, Ben … [Read more...] about We pitted Ben & Jerry’s new ‘light’ ice cream against the trendy company that is trying to compete with it — here’s the verdict
SINGAPORE (HER WORLD) - When it comes to summer heat, Singapore’s is pretty relentless. Thankfully, these home-grown cafes have got their ice cream and gelato games down pat and are ready to help cool you down whenever temperatures get a little high. Check out these delicious, and often innovative, flavours as well as a range of icy-cold desserts that will make those 32 degrees and up days bearable. 1. Tom’s Palette Tom’s Palette, which was started 12 years ago by Mr Chronos Chan and his wife Eunice Soon, has always been focused on creating flavours using unconventional dessert ingredients. Ever since the creation of their Salted Egg Yolk Ice Cream (inspired by the Liu Sha Bao, a steamed bun with a runny salted egg yoke custard filling) six years ago, the owners have been challenging themselves to push the boundaries. Each ice cream flavour (from $4 for a single scoop) is designed to evoke all senses, bringing together aroma, flavour, and texture. … [Read more...] about 9 best places to go for ice cream and waffle treats
With so many different culinary traditions, Indonesia is well-known to be a breeding ground for weird and wonderful desserts. But have you ever tried... tempe ice cream? The Jakarta Globe visited three unique ice cream parlors in Jakarta, places that can only be found in Indonesia, with flavors that you'd never think can be made into desserts, let alone ice cream! 1. Locarasa Piggybacking on the success of their sister restaurant Warung Pasta, Locarasa has been making their mark on social media with its range of unique and Instagrammable ice creams. As the name suggests, Locarasa uses local flavors, and sometimes those better known in savory dishes! Locarasa's manager Tessa Melati said the restaurant uses only locally sourced ingredients since its owners want to really transport the unique flavors into their ice cream creations. Kemangi (basil) and tempe (fermented soybean) ice cream on a waffle cone at Locarasa. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Visually, the aesthetics of the ice cream at … [Read more...] about Beat Jakarta’s Heat With… Tempe Ice Cream!
By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press Sun., March 18, 2018 Prepare to shell out a little more for the sweet treats of spring and summer as a global surge in the price of vanilla makes itself felt at some small-batch ice cream shops and neighbourhood bakeries. The cost of the foodie staple has been on the rise for years, but is now starting to really be felt on retail shelves and mom-and-pop eateries that pride themselves on natural ingredients, say observers. That includes Toronto cupcake master Verge Manuel, who says the hike is exacerbating various financial pressures on his two gourmet shops, called Dlish. “There are certain forces that we have no control over, which is the pricing of certain ingredients that we have to obviously pass along at some point because you can’t absorb it anymore,” said Manuel, whose brand revolves around the use of real Madagascar vanilla. “One of the rising costs is vanilla, absolutely.” Article … [Read more...] about Soaring vanilla prices could mean price hikes at local bakeries and ice cream shops