Facebook / Wanderlust Creamery, The Straits Times In February, Asians who grew up eating the White Rabbit milk-flavoured candy were intrigued when Los Angeles ice cream shop Wanderlust Creamery said it was turning the iconic candy into an ice cream flavour. Photos of the white-as-snow ice cream in custom-made White Rabbit candy wrapper cones took social media by storm, as Asian millennials reminisced the good old days when the Chinese sweet was practically a part of their diets. The idea turned out to be a marketing win for the ice cream parlour, which sold over 100 gallons of the flavour in just 24 days, Adrienne Borlongan, chef and co-founder of Wanderlust Creamery, told Business Insider in an email interview on Feb 25. Borlongan, whose is of Filipino descent, told Business Insider that to make the ice cream, the company uses the “actual White Rabbit candy, dissolved right into our proprietary base of other dairy ingredients”. But … [Read more...] about The shop behind the wildly popular White Rabbit candy ice cream is in a sticky situation with the China sweets maker
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Whether it's to give your palate some respite from savory dishes or your tummy a soothing snack, there are some unique ice cream available that pay homage to the Philippines’ distinctive flavors. The addition of carabao’s milk to the Magnolia Best of the Philippines Ice Cream Collection makes each spoonful a richly fulfilling experience, especially for those looking for a cool and creamy treat that is celebrates the best of what the Philippines has to offer. Carabao’s milk, known for its rich flavor and creamy texture, is a flexible ingredient—not only is it used in ice cream, but in desserts such as pastillas and main dishes requiring dairy as well. It also contains many nutritional benefits, such as being high in calcium and protein, and contains less cholesterol than other types of milk, said the Philippine Carabao Center. Use of carabao milk also supports local agriculture. Take your pick from these ice cream flavors that can complement anyone’s … [Read more...] about News Pinoy Eats: Ice cream made creamier with carabao’s milk
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
‘Light’ and low-fat ice creams appear to be part of the low-fat diet trend that emerged in the 1990s. There is no evidence to suggest that these products help you lose weight. Studies actually suggest the opposite. To find out how healthy your sweet treat really is, look for three ingredients: protein, fat, and fiber. Sweet, creamy, and chilled, ice cream may well be one of the most uniquely satisfying and perfectly-engineered desserts. But that hasn’t stopped food manufacturers from adulterating the original version. In at attempt to adapt to American diet trends, low-fat and light ice cream varieties plague grocery store shelves. They claim to offer the same flavor and satisfaction with fewer calories and less fat. But it’s tough to say these delightful treats are healthier than the original. In fact, experts believe the opposite may be true, and several studies back them up. In the 1990s, a … [Read more...] about Why you should never eat light ice cream