|What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
||[Mar. 14th, 2007|07:09 pm]
I want to post, but I can't think of anything to post about. (My terribly exciting week has been taking a workshop on a new programming language/package that will easily read NetCDF datafiles and make all kinds of lovely plots. I made a map that looks like a windshield today! It will be very useful at work, but not very interesting to talk about.)|
So instead, I will put a new twist on the "ask me a question" thing and start answering questions that I've seen in other people's journals.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
This is a difficult question. I don't, generally speaking, have favorites when it comes to food. There are some things I don't like, and some I do, and some I like a lot, but there are no clear front-runners, and comparing two foods is often like... well, like comparing apples and oranges. Sometimes it *is* apples and oranges. (In fact, I don't think I could say whether I like apples or oranges better. Depends on the apple, the orange, and my mood.)
Among my favorites: peach, coconut,
So, let's see. It's hard to go wrong with ice cream (especially good stuff), but I don't olike overly sweet. Flavors I like a lot: Pistachio. Coffee. Green tea. Coconut (*real* coconut, that is). Mexican chocolate. Sweet cream. Guinness stout from Tosci's. Peach -- well, any fruit flavor, really. Except banana. Key lime pie. Cheesecake.
And that's enough for now, I think, because now I want dessert...
What's your favorite?
Licorice. Haven't had it since I was a kid. Turns your tongue black.
Chocolate chip. But not the kinds with the actual chips or chunks of chocolate in them. Rather, the kinds that might better be called 'chocolate shavings' ice cream; the ones with the chocolate pieces that are very thin and tiny and all over the place in the ice cream. King Soopers Private Selection is like this.
cheesecake ice creem from cold stone... YYYYYUUMMIICERS !!
Chocolate Rum, and Coconut from Tosci's, after those, mint chip, iff it's not coloured green artificially.
Canadian ice cream from stores sucks, because of consumers having no taste and because milk cartel laws make it cost 85 arms and 12 legs, since it's high in butterfat, whose price is artificially inflated. (Example: 500 ml of Ben+Jerry's for C$7.50.) So here, there are only three decent options: suck up and deal and pay the $2/serving for the B+J's, get Gelato Fresco
(which gets around the milkfat problem by being low in fat, but still intensely yummy), or make it yourself.
So my three favourite flavours of ice cream are New York Super Fudge Chunk, raspberry Gelato Fresco, and homemade spice ice cream, like cinnamon or nutmeg.
[Though, really, my favourite kind of ice cream is possibly Sleepers Awake from Purity
, in Ithaca.]
There is this fabulous fresh cream peach icecream that they make here in Squaresville, but it's very difficult to get because it's so popular.
Last night I was looking for either: mexican choclate, rocky road, or Double Rainbow's White Pistachio and Chocolate
, which the health food store doesn't carry anymore. I tried asking for it a couple weeks ago, but couldn't remember the name of the company.
Also, I miss China Town Icecream Co. which had weird flavors like ginger and lychee etc. and really ugly yellow tshirts with cartoon dragons on them.
Uncultured brute that I am, I like chocolate marble. That's what it was called when I was a kid. Then it disappeared for awhile. Now you can find it in at least one cheap brand under the name fudge marble. (Which is probably a better description of it, since it's vanilla ice cream with chocolate... stuff swirled in it. I don't know precisely what it is--"fudge," I guess--but it's not just chocolate ice cream.)
Ben and Jerry's Vanillla Caramel Fudge or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bunny's holiday pepermint ice cream. I used to love rainbow sherbert, but I think I'm over that.
Cool Britannia: vanilla ice cream with strawberries and tea biscuits, yum!
One night, long before my family realized that most of us can't eat milk products, we went to Baskin Robins. My brother asked if each Baskin Robins has a different set of 31 flavors. (Imagine Boulder's luck at getting all the normal flavors!) This started an evening of thinking up absurd flavors of ice cream, toppings, and cone types. The next day we built a spreadsheet classified by food type and categorized into "edible," "inedible," and "barely editable."
Imagine steak ice cream with seaweed sprinkles and a steel wool cone.
I have a lingering childhood love for mint chocolate chip ice cream with maraschino cherry juice on top. (Not maraschino cherries; just the juice.) It's tasty.
However, my mom's fantastic rich homemade vanilla ice cream with fresh ultra-ripe southern peaches is to die for.
Otherwise, fruity flavors of sorbet and gelato are always good. Bats, Perlick and I got some very good gelato recently- blood orange, blackberry, and coconut, if I recall. Very nice.
Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Fudge.
I'm old enough to remember when you had to pay a 5-cent premium to get a cone of it.
2007-03-19 08:30 pm (UTC)
a few very very yummy flavors:
a sweet cream (vanilla) with cinamon red hots (candy) swirled in
licorice (preferably made with some sambuca)
tomato/basil (no really -- seed and skin a handful of fresh heirloom tomatoes); great stuff!