Happy Ice Cream month! Our community project for today: tell us your favorite flavor, share a recipe if you like, and wear any perfume that you think fits the project.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
My favorite flavor is chocolate, although I'm not all that interested in plain chocolate ice cream. I like any ice cream better if you add chocolate chips, though, and I like chocolate better if there is something else added, whether fruit, coffee, nuts or spice. When I was still making ice cream regularly, one of my favorite recipes was the Vietnamese Coffee from Saveur, with about 1/2 cup of chopped chocolate thrown in the ice cream maker at the last minute.*
I never made fig ice cream, but now I'm tempted to dust off the ice cream maker and try a batch. So for today, I'm wearing Diptyque Philosykos on one arm and Imaginary Authors + Salt & Straw A Whiff of Waffle Cone on the other.
Reminder: 7/16 will be Nordic Friday...wear a fragrance inspired by, or made by a brand from, one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden).
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2021, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image of fig ice cream via Salt & Straw at Facebook.
*I usually made the recipe with extra cardamom, extra cinnamon and 1/4 t vanilla. I also experimented with 1 cup half and half and 1 cup heavy cream, and I liked that better than 2 cups of heavy cream, and I sometimes added an extra egg yolk.
The best ice cream I ever made was from Nigel Slater's recipe for Marmalade Chocolate Chip, which I did with 2.5 cups half & half, 5 yolks, 2.5 T sugar, and then a mix of 1 full jar of Bonne Maman marmalade plus enough Korean Yuzu tea / marmalade to make up about 440-450g. This was beyond delicious, but nobody else in my family likes marmalade and they didn't like the ice cream either. I never made it again because I ended up eating the whole batch myself in a few days: too dangerous.
Happy Friday, NST! I’ve been out of pocket this week so I didn’t know what the CP was; turns out I’m wearing a great choice, Lolita Lempicka L. I just love the sweet, salty kettle corn at the county fair smell. My very favorite ice cream flavor is a really good vanilla bean although I’m partial to many other flavors too.
Plus you smell good, ringthing
And payday too at my house!
Peach ice cream at the Miho Museum in Japan.
Movenpick anything on a hot night in Saudi Arabia
HJ Peppermint anytime.
its like pizza – everything you could want all in one bite.
SOTD – BDK Gris Charnel test.
Ok, what is HJ Peppermint?
Howard Johnson ?
DUH, thank you cm8!
I challenge your HJ Peppermint to a throwdown with Friendly’s Peppermint Stick. I have such a soft spot in my heart for Friendly’s…and their peppermint stick is divine.
I love Friendly’s Peppermint Stick!
They used to have a Reee’s Peanut Butter Sunday that I would get every year on my birthday. Soooo much sugar.
I’m easy! Either one!
My favorite ice cream is Lemon Custard from the ice cream parlor in my home town. The parlor isn’t just old fashioned — it’s truly old school, with a grumpy owner and all. In honor of that, I’m testing a sample of Lubin Kismet, which is supposed to be a lemon-vanilla scent in the vein of Shalimar. The citrus in the opening is too sharp for my liking. After 15 minutes I get much more vanilla, which is quite nice. Powdery and sweet – like the powder on a marshmallow. This isn’t the lemon-vanilla for me, but once the harshness in the opening dries down, it is quite pretty. Just too powdery for my taste.
Drinking strong assam and trying to fully wake up. A work call got me out of bed much earlier than usual and it has messed with my internal clock.
Ugh, sorry you got woken up Vee! Hope you get good sleep tonight.
Vee, I emerge from lurkdom maybe once every year or two to participate in a splitmeet. I otherwise tend to lay low and just passively read along here at NST. I had to say thank you to you today, though. You always make me smile when you post about tea selections from the place in your hometown (I grew up nearby but moved away a long time ago). Today, you gave me the biggest grin by mentioning the sweet shop! A vanilla ice cream soda and a walk on the docks is pretty much my perfect evening. My husband and I are the only people I know who have left NY but say we want to go back and retire there! I want to be 90 and still walk down Main St. to sit by the harbor. You and I are lucky people who grew up in a dreamy place!
I haven’t had ice cream in a year since I went on a reduced-fat diet (thank you pancreatitis) and it’s just too dangerous to have the real thing lying around (and low-fat ice cream is not worth the eating). But I have memories of ice cream past, including my forever favourite, Tiger Tail, orange with licorice swirls.
And so I am wearing the original Lolita Lempicka, which starts off with a confusing burst of greenery but rapidly settles into an entire candy store: licorice jelly beans, violet pastilles, aniseed jawbreakers, and cherry drops on a base of smooth vanilla. It sounds like it should be a sugar bomb but somehow through the alchemy of perfumery it isn’t cloying at all. Magic! And that bottle!
I am with you, full-fat ice cream is both delicious and dangerous ~ I don’t bother with the low fat version.
I am a fan of the original Lolita Lempicka. The first one and the original one – the best one. And the best, iconic bottle.
The men’s version, Au Masculin, is or was also tremendous, very similar to the women’s scent but slightly masculinized with rum and wood, and the bottle was equally strange and wonderful, like a translucent tree made of amethyst. Both of them were masterful creations — little works of art, really.
Low fat ice cream is not worth the eating – yes! I tried it once, and just ended up eating twice as much! Bad move.
This is for you, pyramus: tiger tail perfume. ?
I’ve been intrigued by all the references to Tiger Tail ice cream, so I’ve put Audace on my list of future things to try!
Let us know what you think of it!
Totally agree with you on low fat ice cream! It tastes of sad to me. ?
Good way to put it!
Oh, that sounds nice!
SotD is Sugar Lychee. Tea is Watermelon Oolong.
That marmalade chocolate chip ice cream sounds delicious. I also tend to favor chocolate pairings in ice cream.
Shaved ice (i like Lilikoi, pineapple, and mango as a flavor combo) with the sweet red bean paste and soft serve in the bottom is another great treat.
We tend to make “ice cream” for our dog in the summer by mixing a couple tablespoons of peanut butter together with plain yogurt and freezing the mix in an ice cube tray – just make sure there’s no xylitol used as a sweetener in the ingredients list.
I have never heard of that concoction for dogs, will tell my sister!
You can also use pumpkin puree (not pie filling) with plain yogurt as another flavor option for dogs.
That sounds like a great treat that’s healthy for dogs!
My favorite ice cream flavor is a hard to find one…Pistachio. Today I am wearing Eris Greenspell and drinking a cup of Stash Chai Green Tea. I recently had surgery for Squamish Cell Skin Cancer on the left cheek of my face. It has been an ordeal
Ouchee! I’m sorry to hear that Filomena! Wishing you the best possible recovery. ((hugs))
Same here. My favorite flavor too. Surprisingly in Europe it is a lot more common as I remember from my childhood.
Yes! Love pistachio, and it is much easier to find in Europe. Though I’ve found if you can find a good gelato shop in North America they usually have it.
I have a recipe for it that I’ve been meaning to try out for a couple of years now, especially as I ended up with a surplus of pistachios after one Christmas. No dice this summer, though, at least until I have a working kitchen.
Wishing you good health and a speedy recovery, Filomena.
Wishing you the best with your recovery, Filomena.
Looks like I have to go back to the grocery store for that pistachio ice cream I saw last week. I didn’t realize it was a such a unicorn!
Sorry for the ordeal, get better soon.
I am very sorry to hear that, and hope things go OK from now on, and your recovery is smooth.
So sorry for your ordeal! Surgery on one’s face always feels so impactful, compared to what it might be to cope with something similar on one’s elbow, say. I hope you can rest up and recover quickly and that there are nothing but uneventful dermatologist check-ups in your future!
You will heal and so glad that the skin cancer was caught! Plus you smell lovely!
Sending good thoughts your way and wishes for a full and speedy recovery. ?
I hope you recover quickly from the surgery, wishibg you all the best.
What do you think of Green Spell? I like it, but the green aspect seems to fade quite quickly.
Best of luck with recovery!
Ouch but I hope it is over and done with! Best wishes for a quick recovery!
Hope it is all healed up soon!
Good luck with the healing Filomena!
Ow! Sorry to hear about the reason for your surgery, but happy to hear that you had it taken care of. Sending best wishes for healing your way.
Pistachio ice cream is divine! So sorry to hear about the surgery, the face is such a sensitive area! Sending you wishes for a swift recovery and of course that they got it alllllllll.
My favorite ice creams are kulfi and also rose. I grabbed a pint of each yesterday on my way back home. Will indulge in some tonight.
Wearing L’Aromatica Kulfi for the cp.
So glad is Friday! Have a great day, everyone! ??
OMG! I love Kulfi. YUM
Oh, to live somewhere where one could just grab a pint of kulfi!
The store is on my way home from work, so I usually make a stop to get some, a couple of times a year.
Would you believe that I have never tried Kulfi? I need to remedy that gap in my food education…
Highly recommended! ?
Yes. To all of this!
Couldn’t find an exact match: Love Extreme for Rose water ice cream.
When I was out of the college and in my early 20’s living in Boston, an Iranian friend of mine gave me a bowl full of rose water ice cream and at first I was put off by the smell, but in my mouth, it was a taste I will never forget. Love at first taste.
I am with you on that. At some point, I need to make rosewater ice cream, with vanilla, honey, and cardamom.
by the way..I did an ab workout with one of the YouTube videos you sent me earlier this week
Oh, how was it?
I haven’t done an ice cream yet, but I can report that strawberry-rose sorbet is an excellent use of rose water!
Ooh, just the thought of this makes me sigh with pleasure. That would be a lovely perfume, too.
One of my CP scents this week was Cardamom Rose Sugar from Solstice Scents, and I commented that the combination would make a great sorbet! Ice cream would work too … now I may have to locate my under-utilized ice cream maker and try it.
You smell great and your ice cream taste is impeccable!
I’m on a week of a single fragrance, the gelato fun of Lalique EdT (femme). Cool berries, vanilla and other stuff.
Wow!! One whole week??
Yeah, you know when you want to challenge yourself to see if you can?
I will check that Lalique out! I struggled to find something for the CP!
It’s very pretty and wearable but no weird niche style of fragrance. Sort of a soft focus cross between zing of No 5 and the fruitiness of Mitsouko with a white floral.
That’s some serious discipline for you, isn’t it? ?
HA! It’s turned out to be MUCH easier than I thought. It’s very freeing wearing a single scent. Much less perfume angst.
Just goes to show that there are no wrong answers when it comes to perfume. ?
Yup. Less angst. You know me well, P, and know that I do this from time to time, live in one fragrance for weeks….. remember my month in Reglisse Noire?
I’m wearing Mal-Aimé by Parfum d’Empire, which is interesting. I’m not damning this with faint praise, either. It really is interesting. It goes on almost with a savory note, and stays quite herbal, with little to no sweetness. I really do like it. I need a bigger decant. I’m not participating in the CP, mainly because I have never found a scent to match my favorite ice cream, which is no longer made. In the ’70s and ’80s Baskin-Robbin had an ice cream called Mandarin Chocolate Orange Sorbet. It tasted like a dark chocolate and orange candy bar. It had a very smooth consistency, and was black as black licorice. Not chocolate looking, but black. It was fantastic. Unfortunately, it is long gone, and I have never found a fragrance that replicated the dark chocolate and intense orange flavor in a scent.
I remember that one! ?
I don’t, but boy does that sound good. I had a wonderful chocolate orange gelato at Gelato Fiasco in Portland (the one in Maine) a few years ago. Also they did a chocolate cardamom that was stupendous.
Yum,yum,yum. Boy, this was a dangerous CP, Robin! ?
Oh, I remember that Baskin-Robbins flavor, too!
Chocolate and orange just go so well together.
My long-time favorite ice cream has been Haagen Dazs Coffee ice cream. I think it’s because it reminded me of the ice cream flavor I remember from the year we lived in The Hague when I was 11. The ice cream carts vendors on the street generally offered 3 flavors: vanilla, chocolate and mocha (moka?). The mocha was absolutely delicious.
I have no reminiscent scents, so am going with a secondary favorite ice cream…fresh peach. As such, I’ve sprayed on a combo of Allure and Kyse Yuzu Peach. I don’t think the pairing works too well. Hoping it fades out enough to simply spray more Allure – or maybe Gabrielle Essence (which can be a bit peachy on me despite there being no peach…).
Speaking of peaches…I bought some big yellow peaches the other day. Once they ripen a bit more, I’ll make the rustic peach tart my husband loves so much. My new kitchen is such a joy – the flow works so well, and it’s so roomy compared to anything I’ve ever known.
I love the coffee ice cream too! Your kitchen sounds like a dream. Did you get to choose which type of kitchen?
We did. We worked with the cabinet designer who was part of the general contractor. It was a bit like getting design services for free. I’ll put up a photo in IG soon.
One of my favorite aspects is that my KitchenAid mixer is in a cabinet and on a shelf that raises up and locks into place. So, I never need to move the thing, nor do I have to leave it in the counter.
I will add in the realm of ice cream that my husband has recently had fresh cherry milkshakes that are beyond delicious.
Any St Louis folks out there? I have fond college memories of going to Ted Drewes for a concrete (super thick frozen custard shake).
I went literal for my SOTD: SP Parfums Lemon Sorbet & Orange, which is lemon, orange, and green notes.
Dang it’s hot here. I’ll be on my fainting couch today…
I went there once when I visited some relatives who lived in the area. A great experience – lots and lots of people, traffic cops directing the flow of customers in and out, and, yes, the delicious concrete! Thanks for the warm memory!
Always a big crowd there!
Tgif! I am in Bee today and I am emulating this delicious honeycomb vanilla-custard ice cream I had in New Zealand. Gosh I miss traveling.
Sounds fabulous! Do you remember any more details about that ice cream, maybe it’s still available here in NZ
You smell great!
My favorite favor from yore is watermelon ice cream (yes, it -sounds- gross, even to me!). A local 31-Flavors kind of shop made it for a few years when I was a teen, and it was fantastic: not sorbet, not sherbet, but real ice cream, with a true watermelon flavor and not too sweet or sickly/overwhelming with dairy. Never have had anything like it since. I don’t know of any watermelon perfumes and probably would be afraid to try them if I did (don’t generally like melon as a note).
Remembering that honey lemon lavender ice cream from earlier in the week, I tried layering to achieve something like it: Burberry Brit Rhythm for sweet vanillic lavender with L’eau de L’Artisan for lemony herbal notes. BBR dominates, of course, but L’eau manages to whisper a little something on top… I should look for real lavender lemon perfumes; I know they’re out there…
Oh I bet you smell great today! Wish I could sniff your pairing!
Despite it sounding gross, I am intrigued. I would try it if I had the opportunity!
I will try the most unusual flavors that an ice cream shop has to offer.
I’ve had Avocado, Prickly Pear, and Peach Habanero flavors as a result.
Same!!! My weirdest flavors are peach and goat milk ice cream in Edinburgh, immortelle sorbet in Corsica, and a single tiny bite – thoroughly rejected – of durian ice cream in Singapore. I want so badly to understand what people taste in durian, but each time I try it… Well, I’ll spare you. It didn’t taste good though!
I’ve heard horror stories about durian fruit. I’d still try it just to say that I have done so.
I love durian ice cream! After my first COVID vax shot, we went out for ice cream and I got a giant scoop of durian. The kid tried it and hated it (odd, since she’ll tolerate durian in other forms), and primary partner will not go near any durian anything.
I made some durian ice cream once at an ice cream making/camping weekend I used to go to. Half the people who tried it said “ugh!” and the other half said “that’s not bad!”
Years ago, one of our local chefs used to make an incredible gazpacho with a small scoop of avocado ice cream floated in it. So yummy!
Happy Friday all! My SOTD is Angel, (one spritz) with notes of vanilla and caramel, matching with my favorite ice cream, Haagen Dazs Caramel ice cream.
I also love Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream with reduced balsamic vinegar and fresh cut strawberries.
Years ago, a neighbor used to make home made peach ice cream that was delightful, refreshing and rich.
Excellent ice cream combo!
I love homemade peach ice cream. My grandmother used to make it in the summer with fresh peaches. One of my favorite things ever!
There’s something so transporting about home made peach ice cream!
I don’t even normally eat peaches or nectarines in the summer time. Lately, they don’t seem to have much flavor.
Yes! There are only certain times of year / stores I will buy peaches at. When I lived in Tacoma, Queen Anne Thriftway/Metropolitan Market used to have a peach-fest every year, and they had local peaches — it was the only way (short of buying them direct at the orchard) to get peaches that have flavour.
The best peach ice cream I ever had was from a little cart at a bluegrass festival in Kentucky — an old man was selling chocolate, vanilla, or peach, and the peach was unbelievable, like every peach in the world had somehow been distilled down into one little scoop. It was darkly orange, silkily smooth, and insanely rich.
Peach ice cream is offbeat enough that if the only flavors on offer are vanilla, chocolate, and peach, you just know that the peach is going to be ridiculously delicious!
That was what I figured at the time, and it was so true!
Oh wow, that must have been delicious. My mouth is watering as we speak!
Yowza! That sounds incredible! ?
Your ice cream taste is impeccable!
I stared hard at my collection, and finally went with one spritz of AA Limone Verde on arm and VCA Vanille Orchidee on the other. Happily, the AA still reminds me of a jolly citrus cocktail versus the green sherbert of childhood, and the VCA would of course be served at an artisinal ice cream store, with flecks of vanilla bean, and maybe gold leaf.
Happy Friday! This is the first day of my 2 week vacation and we head up to the San Juan Islands tomorrow.
Sotd is Maison Violet Pourpre d’Automne. Turns out I love Violet and though I don’t think I’ve ever had violet ice cream, I would very much like to eat some.
The best ice cream I have ever had is Prune Armagnac at our favorite local French restaurant. I am a big prune fan and this ice cream is delicious.
I couldn’t think of a prune inspired fragrance – So if anyone has ideas, I would love to hear them.
Ohhh do have fun on your vacation!
Vacation time! Have fun!
Have fun on the vacation!
If you love prunes, have you tried prune whip?
Sticky toffee pudding is made with dates, not prunes, but it also has that thick rich flavor profile.
Prune Whip: it is sooo good! So MCM! I had not thought about it in years; my Mother would fix it for my sister and me. Do post a recipe, ST, if you have a favorite.
Thank you – that sounds dangerously delicious!
Enjoy your vacation! I miss the San Juan Islands — I can see them from here but haven’t been able to go…
Hope you can get back there soon!
Have fun! I love prunes; that ice cream sounds wonderful.
Kusmi makes a nice violet-flavored tea. Perhaps you could try infusing the cream with some of the tea?
Thank you! I never considered violet flavored tea and the infusions from there. Mmmmm!
I bought some delicious Chowards violet “mints” recently (square shape and not minty at all – just violetty!)
Those are delicious.
Those are like eating perfume! Haven’t had any in years now; they’re kind of hard to find in my area.
Good morning all and Happy Friday! I’m wearing Givenchy Hot Couture for the raspberry swirl. It smells like jam on ice cream, at least in the early stages. And last night I made myself a fudge sundae with honey roasted peanuts in honor of ice cream day. Don’t have any perfumes like that, though.
Ahhh Hot Couture!! You smell lovely!!
That sundae sounds delicious!
Green tea mochi is one of my favorites!! Makes me wanna get to the nearest grocery store to get some
Oh I love green tea mochi!
I have been going crazy with mochi ice cream lately! I also love the green tea flavor, along with mango and strawberry.
Yes there is just something about the texture of mochi that I love… Plus I am very used to Japanese foods and tend to go that way. My loved ones though all agreed it is disgusting to them!! The texture of the mochi ball… ?
It is funny, isn’t it, how differently we respond? Count me in with your relatives. I really disliked the texture the first time I tried it, tried it a second time and said, this is definitely a big no go for me.
I love the texture of mochi!
You all are making me seriously Jones for mochi ice cream now.
Welcome to the mochi club! ?
Oh, I’ve had it before and enjoyed it very much! Perhaps a little too much…
Ice cream mochi are DANGEROUS – mostly for the wallet, I don’t count calories!
Hello and Happy Friday! I am working again. Took a job with Old Navy mostly unpacking and putting away clothes. I report at 6:00 am and leave before lunch. Ideal. Wearing Ariana Grande Cloud which honestly smells great once you get a bit warm. A very credible marshmallow note without being too sweet. I like marshmallows in ice cream.
I really like Cloud. I have no idea if Ariana Grande is actively involved with choosing the scents for her line, but I’m quite impressed with her if she is (and either way, I am impressed with the team developing them).
I owe you an enabler pin! You had me curious about cloud, so I picked up the body spray!
Also.. glad the job is going well. 6-12 is ideal.
I love Cloud
Sounds like a good gig; if you are at a mall, might you have some good sniffing opportunities when you get off work?
I had a burnt marshmallow ice cream in Toronto earlier this year – but also had a scoop of London Fog ice cream with it. I think the marshmallow flavor was too delicate to hold its ground against bergamot and tea, so I plan to try it alone later this year!
I haven’t lived in the Midwest for twenty years, and this flavor is IMPOSSIBLE to find outside of the Midwest, but my favorite ice cream is and will always be blue moon. Nobody seems to be able to agree what it’s supposed to taste like, but to me it’s Froot Loop milk with a splash of lemon. I was able to buy a few pints on Goldbelly a couple of years ago and was delighted to taste it again after so many years.
My favorite flavor that I don’t have to get on a plane to find: pistachio!
SOTD is A Lab on Fire Paris/L.A. in honor of the macaron ice cream sandwich I once had at Lette’s, a macaron shop in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.
Oh my heavens, a macaron ice cream sandwich is something I need in my life!!!
It was big and messy but very much worth it!
Same here! ?
OMG, no one ever knows what I’m talking about when I mention Blue Moon! It’s totally an upper Midwest thing ?
I actually found a pretty good recipe for it online if you are deep in the craving stage.
How complicated is the recipe? I could ruin toast!
If you have an ice cream maker I don’t think it’s complicated. There are several different recipes online but pretty much the same. My biggest recommendation for ANY recipe is use good ingredients. If it calls for cream, don’t use milk, that sort of thing.
I could give it a try so I’ll take a look online…thanks!
I’m going to go with Orange Sanguine with a little spritz of Vanille Insensée for an orange creamsicle vibe. I do love that, though it isn’t my fav.
My fav is peanut butter chocolate ice cream preferably Häagen-Dazs. Otherwise I love plain chocolate, pistachio, butter pecan, peach…the main ones I do not love are the ones with any kind of chocolate chunks/ chips/candy pieces- sorry, Robin! For some reason I can’t stand to bite down on crunchy chocolate in my ice cream!
I don’t like any chocolate chips or chunks in ice cream either. I find it overwhelming!
Only certain chunks work for me (fruit, red beans, dark chocolate, various tree nuts, or Oreos); pumpkin pie “chunks” seem a bit too much.
I enjoy fruits, candies, cookies, etc, but definitely not chocolate or nuts pieces.
Agree! Baskin Robbins ruined my beloved pumpkin pie ice cream when they started added chunks of pie pieces.
Ha, no need to be sorry! I love anything crunchy in ice cream. When I was a kid, and ice cream was much more basic than it is now, we used to pour grapenuts over our bowls of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.
My husband and I were just in New Hampshire, and stopped at one of the local roadside ice cream parlors one afternoon — he got a flavor called Grapenut Custard, which was quite yummy! (He also got an incredibly good pistachio, so it’s out there …)
SOTD is Lost Cherry, I don’t know why I just felt like it?
I love ice cream and there’s a local shop only 4 dangerous blocks away! She makes delightful flavors, my 2 favorite depending on time of year…
Basil Queen: a rich vanilla ice cream with an icy basil granita swirl.
Gobble Gobble: cranberry sherbet with orange zest
Thank heavens she’s actually kind of expensive or I’d be there far too often!
Gobble gobble sounds fantastic!
Wow, both of those sound fantastic.
That Basil Queen sounds great for a summer treat!
Omg Basil Queen sounds DREAMY.
That basil one sounds amazing!
I had a pumpkin seed oil icecream last weekend,, which was really good. But no scent to match.
So I am wearing a cbo of Tea Rose and Coriandre for an imaginary rose icecream.
How interesting — I do not even know what pumpkin seed oil tastes like.
Trying Chinotto Gourmand and Fior di Chinotto…much prefer Fior w/ the vanilla-laced flowers…the Gourmand is sharp and soapy to my nose.
I think the Fior is absolutely gorgeous.
I did the next best thing and got both – 30mL Chinotto Gourmand EDP and a solid of the Flor.
Smelling amazing, Robin!
Chocolate is my go-to as well (on any dessert option!) and I’d say chocolate peanut butter ice cream is my favorite. Whole Foods makes a version of this that I enjoy quite a lot as the chocolate is very rich (vs. Haagen Daz’s version, not so much).
Slater’s recipe I did not need to know about. I’ve never made my own ice cream but I may have to figure this out after all
SOTD: Amber Oud
It is easier to make ice cream than you might think!!
I have never tried no-churn ice cream, but I should.
I used to eat lots of ice cream but now I’m lactose-intolerant so I save it for special occasions. I’ve made my own vanilla out of lactose-free milk but haven’t branched out into flavors. My favorite ice cream treat growing up was a Saunders hot fudge-doused cream puff. It was delicious. I’m wearing Orange Sanguine because I eat more sherbet these days and orange is what I eat most.
My whole foods has the most amazing selection of dairy free ice creams now…sometimes the flavors look more interesting than the regular.
I’ve tried a few but they weren’t great, the mouthfeel/texture is strange. I hear oat milk makes a decent lactose-free yogurt, I might try the ice cream sometime.
Ah, I can believe that.
There’s always lactose-free Magnums.
My friends and I a few years back were trying to convince Mary’s Milk Bar in Edinburgh to just stock and sell Lactaid pills in the store along with the ice cream. I feel like this should just be a normal thing so that everyone that can possibly shake it can enjoy ice cream!
That’s a brilliant idea!
It’s been a while and it’s nice to be back, especially when the topic of conversation is ice cream.
While on a long overdue vacation in Europe this past month I’ve had the pleasure of eating some of the best pistachio ice cream, home made by a dear friend (using a David Leibovitz recipe and Sicilian Bronte pistachio paste).
Emboldened by the CP, I went shopping for ice cream this morning and returned with Jeni’s Sweet cream biscuits and peach jam, Darkest chocolate and Savannah buttermint. For research, you know.
Perfume wise, I’m wearing Pierre Bourdon’s La Fin d’un Été.
Drinking a home made iced coffee and happy I’m not at work today. It’s been crazy ( echoing Amyitis’s sentiments in yesterday’s post).
Wishing you all a great weekend!
Ooh — jealous of the European vacation! It’s been two years since we’ve been over and I miss it desperately!
It had been almost 2 years for me as well and I was so looking forward to seeing my family and friends. So once everyone involved was fully vaccinated and the borders opened, I decided it was time.
I hope you get to go soon ?
The best pistachio ice cream I ever had was gelato in Florence…never had anything that intensely pistachio since. So I wonder if using the paste is the trick?
Yes, Robin, using pistachio paste is absolutely the trick. My friend made two batches, one using 100% pistachio paste and another using a 65% concentration. The first one was creamy as butter with an explosion of pistachio in your mouth, the second one still creamy but just right. I would advise using the lower concentration but of course one can experiment.
Until last month (when I visited this friend of mine) I had never had good pistachio gelato outside of Italy, and even there the quality can vary quite a bit.
I’ve had pistachio croissants in Montreal that were divine, I need to get me some pistachio paste!
OMG, now I want a pistachio croissant so badly!
My local bakery makes pistachio rose ? croissants…. decadent…
I had the pistachio croissant and gelato in Italy a few years back!
Thank you! Something else I should experiment with.
Hello there adanst! Good to see you today!
Hello Jalapeno! It’s nice to see you as well ?
Omg congrats on your European vacation! It makes me so happy to think someone’s getting the chance!
I would like to be joining Robin in Whiff of Waffle Cone, but alas don’t have access to that bottle. So I’m wearing the sweet fluffy lemon vanilla Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene. Happy Friday!
And you smell good. I am wearing two sets of 8 sprays of A Whiff of Waffle Cone so you can some of that!
Thanks for wafting my way!
Oh but you do smell fantastic!!
I am curious how do You like the Whiff of Waffle Cone, Robin?
For me SotD is Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse. I definitely get the feel of a marzipan in it. Marzipan ice cream perhaps? Anyway for all these years I had no idea I was a tuberose lover. Turns out it is “my” flower in the perfumes. This would also explain why I used to love and own a bottle of SL Cedre!!
You are working toward an enabler badge with your steady praise of Noix de Tubereuse.
I like it, but I do usually layer it with something else.
Wearing Insolence today for the raspberry note. I forget how fun this scent can be, perfect for a summer day.
Here’s a good raspberry ice cream recipe.
You smell wonderful – I might have to try that tomorrow.
You smell great!
Great ice-cream memories, Robin. My favorite ones are raspberries clotted cream and apricot but I’m wearing TF Noir Extrême for the kulfi not, unfortunately it is overpowered by the Deep Heat(like Icy Hot) on my right wrist.
Take it easy on the wrist. Do you have a brace you can wear to keep you from using too much?
Thank you Lillyjo, I only have a compression band, but will visit the doctor next week.
Hope your wrist is improving! I second lillyjo’s advice for a brace, it even helps to wear it when you’re sleeping.
Many thanks Tulipani, I will visit the doctor next week for a brace.
I hope it tides you over enough until you get the brace.
Thank you Hajusuuri, it’s better today.
I am glad to hear that you will be seeing a doctor about your wrist.
Thank you Jalapeno, I rested my wrist this we and it helped.
Haagen Dazs once made a limited edition for Christmas called Peppermint Bark. It had chips of candy canes in it. Then it came out in bars!!! It’s my all-time favourite but not available anymore. Writing to the company hasn’t helped.
You can probably make it pretty easily — I have a peppermint ice cream recipe that has crushed candy canes: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/peppermint-ice-cream.html.
I could have sworn I saw that flavor listed as a Summer Limited Edition when I was on Haagen Dazs’ website earlier today!
Nope nope nope ?
What has been seen cannot be unseen ?
I am NOT reading everyone’s comments today. I have dragged myself kicking and screaming back onto the wagon of weight loss (Never been on this wagon? Well it sucks when it comes to ice cream).
In happier news, I am wearing the lovely, zero calories of two perfumes. From a generous NSTer I have Wander through the Parks on my left arm, and Dance Amongst the Lace on my right. Without a side by side comparison, Wander reminds me a bit of Bracken, and Dance reminds me of Someone Like You. I smell very pretty–like sitting in a sunny spot in the middle of the woods and drinking a muddled mint julep.
I have spent plenty of time on that wagon, and it is a PITA but worth every minute!
(I had to look up PITA!) It is and it is. I’m down 65 lbs from where I was just prior to first lockdowns for the pandemic. I feel loads better.
Oh I’m so sorry, I did not mean to be obscure!
65 is amazing, congrats.
Congrats on sticking to a diet that helps you feel healthier! That’s worth celebrating along with ice cream.
I don’t eat much ice cream, due to teeth sensitivity. Sometimes I treat myself at the ice cream shop with a mudslide. Coffee ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream. Yum.
Sotd is bbw Berry waffle cone. It smells exactly as advertised. I also sprayed Bon Bon on top. Neither one is long lasting so I am about to put on some Vanilla Flash.
Truth in advertising with Berry Waffle. Starbucks has a relatively new drink called Strawberry Funnel Cake. When I ordered it for the first time, I said hold the strawberry but give me everything else. Since then, I had gotten it with the strawberry but had them use low fat and also only 1 pump of whatever sweet stuff they use. Oh, and don’t scrimp on the whipped cream.
That sounds yummy!
Ouch! Brain freeze is bad enough from ice cream, but sensitive teeth are much worse. ??
One of my favorite combinations from a local ice cream store where we used to live was coffee ice cream with bittersweet chocolate hot fudge! Sigh — those were the days, when I could have a bowl of that and not worry about weight gain! So yummy.
All this ice cream talk is so much fun for a Friday!
Some of my favorite flavors that haven’t already been mentioned are cookies & cream, anything cherry (like Cherry Garcia or the discontinued Thrifty’s black cherry), and anything boozy (like the classic rum raisin, and a whiskey & maple flavor from Tillamook I once tried). Yum!
No scent to match any of those, it’s too warm for a boozy scent today. I might do a wrist to wrist comparison of Shalimar Souffle versus Souffle Intense today…. to report to a friend.
You will smell very good while doing that comparison.
Cherry Garcia used to be our stock ice cream some years ago! Maybe I am crazy but I do not think it tastes the same.
I agree it doesn’t taste the same. Reformulation!
Time for me to do a “taste check”. What is different to your taste buds?
I don’t know…it just stopped being as delicious, and we never could decide exactly why. We switched to Graeters Black Cherry Chocolate Chip as our standby, and we both agreed it was better.
I am a Rum Raisin FIEND. I can eat a pint or more by myself with ease.
I’m wearing just a tiny bit of Kuumba Amber Paste today.I would love to be wearing IA Waffle Cone scent if I had it.I tried it in a Salt and Straw store and like it a lot.
I generally go for mint chocolate chip ice cream as my standby,but love to try new flavors.I have been enjoying Trader Joe’s Matcha Tea ice cream recently.It is pretty delicious.
And I have never had matcha ice cream!
I recommend green tea ice cream (which I am assuming is about the same as Matcha ice cream) — it has a lovely juxtaposition of slightly bitter tea and sweet cream.
It’s delicious! Some Japanese restaurants have that as a dessert option.
Trader Joes has some great ice cream flavors.Highly recommend!
I love both of those flavours!
I’m in a wee bit of Malibu Lemon Blossom today and wondering, as I often do, why lemon ice cream is so rare in the United States. It’s the best, especially with fresh raspberries on top, or blueberry compote swirled through it. The first blackberries are almost ready here, and my son and I are thinking that we’ll make a lemon-blackberry swirl ice cream with our home ice cream maker.
I love lemon gelato / sorbet! Yum!
Lemon gelato or ice cream is indeed delicious! North America is missing out.
There is plenty of lemon water ice on the US East Coast. But that’s a different thing altogether.
So impressed, Robin, that you are a homemade ice cream expert! I was thinking of passing on my old churn, because I have not made any in 10 years (maybe the electric motor on it wouldn’t even work anymore} but now I may let it hang out a while longer and see what the summer brings. Homemade peach ice cream was our favorite. SotD Rihanna Rebelle: cocoa, strawberry and ginger for my long-time favorites chocolate and strawberry ice cream. I don’t really like ginger all that much, but a little bit of candied ginger in chocolate ice cream would be “interesting.” Happy Fri-YAY to all. Hope all the other Midwest and East-coasters are sharing my perfect weather, and that some cool front heads to you guys along the West coast!
Candied Ginger and Chocolate for the win!
Speaking of motors, my hair dryer crapped out. I had been without one for 2 days and I had to use a fan to dry my hair. I have a dryer in order which is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
Oh, I am in no way an expert, but I did make a ton of ice cream the first year I had a machine, and I did get better.
But my ice cream did not taste as good past 4 days or so…always got too hard or too many ice crystals (despite double walled containers), and the pressure to eat so much ice cream was annoying (or fattening, really). Also annoying if I made something wonderful and then my family ate the whole thing, so really there is no pleasing me
LOL! I know about ice cream consumption pressure. I tend to buy too much at once.
SOTD = Imaginary Authors A Whiff of Waffle Cone
? It looks like I’m twins, etc. with a bunch here! My favorite ice cream is all except for the straight fruity ones (I prefer to eat the fruit instead). I have no recipe but will link to a product I am drooling over!
Stripey ? has become one of my favorite owls. I just got him this week and oohlala! It also looks like he’s wearing a caftan although I wonder if ltsg influenced my view ?? What do you think? You have to swipe to see his back view!
Here’s the drool worthy kitchen gadget:
It’s not available yet and I am unlikely to get it unless I lose 25 lbs. first although if I do that, I will probably look anorexic.
? That’s the same idea behind the machine they used at a local shop which made frozen custard. That stuff was gooood! We would regularly drive over to the next town to get it on the weekends.
And now you can make your own ?. I was disappointed that one has to use pods instead of mixing in self-sourced ingredients.
Yeah, that was off-putting. I’m not even thinking about it, though, since I have no room for another counter-hogging gadget.
I would find that gadget much more interesting if you COULD use your own ingredients.
My interest diminished when I saw it needed pods although the novelty of it may attract me.
Somebody really should invent something like a bread machine, where you put in your ingredients, turn it on, and an hour later you have 2 perfect servings of ice cream.
Any inventors here?
That’s a cute owl. It looks like it is batting it’s eyelashes!
Thanks! It does have prominent eyelashes!
So cute! The ice cream gadget would be great if you could use your own ingredients. My big motivator for making it at home is no artificial/commercial ingredients.
Agreed on all counts!
Wearing PG Felanilla today, because it has a banana note on me. When I was a kid in Germany, the ice cream guy who came around our neighbourhood had banana ice cream, and it was my favourite. I don’t see it on the other side of the Atlantic much, though, even at gelato shops.
One of my favourite ice cream recipes is this mint chip from Seriouseats: https://www.seriouseats.com/best-mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-recipe. I love that it only uses real mint for flavouring — and it works. I’m sad that I have two mint plants in the back that have chosen this year to grow way faster than they ever have before, and this is the year I have no freezer to keep ice cream in! Maybe I’ll get to make some in September…
There’s an ice cream truck that comes around here everyday with an annoying soundtrack. I somehow got myself to thinking that he is a fugitive from several states where at least one kid in a neighborhood was found murdered and the ice cream truck mysteriously disappeared after the body was found. Clearly, this is fiction but I scared myself into not wanting the ice cream truck to be around when I enter my house.
Is there much a thing as an ice cream truck without an annoying soundtrack?? ??
The one that used to come thru my neighborhood has been MIA for a while now.
Truedat. Now do you wonder why the truck doesn’t show up anymore ?
Not until you posted your story! Ack!
You smell great, I love Felanilla!
All this talk about ice cream is making me gain weight just reading about it, lol!
Robin, I will definitely join you in a bowl of marmalade ice cream. Yum.
My fave is mint chocolate chip from Trader Joe’s. The only ice cream flavor I’ve ever come across that I would never try is one they made at Salt & Straw which had blue cheese in it. Oh no.
Since I rarely wear gourmands, however, I have no scents with chocolate. Plus I’m not home, and only have a few sample sets with me. SotD is Ellis Brooklyn Fawn: “sun-warmed skin, coconut milk and bergamot”. I usually dislike coconut in a fragrance, but the bergamot tempers the sweetness nicely. And I can pretend I’m at the beach eating coconut ice cream, instead of sitting out the rain which has been pouring down since last night.
Have a good weekend, everyone!
LOL! Have a great weekend- and get ice cream for a rainy day, anyways!
1) SOTD: Fresh Cream- sweet and airy and very creamy milky vanilla. It goes with today’s theme and actually goes with the lightly warm morning today.
I have no favorite ice cream; I have not tasted them all! I do like making various ice creams in my ice cream maker; one of the most striking one is black pepper& vanilla ice cream.
2) The island counter is INSTALLED! And I got a new sink- I changed my mind about the sink(stainless steel and single bowl) I bought and got a black NEOROC double bowl sink . The sink cut out is done ( there is an irony is spending all that money for a countertop, just to saw and cut holes through it). Later on tonight, I am going to do the plumbing myself- you know, what swinging single gals do on Friday summer nights!
3) I liked and appreciated WandaVision, really applauded and liked Falcon and Winter Soldier, but Loki is just incredible. And yes, Alligator!Loki is the best Loki!
#2 – when we had the kitchen redone many years ago, my mom only wanted stainless steel and single bowl. I came to appreciate it when I have larger items to wash. I do have a dishwasher but I don’t use it.
I bet yours is sleek, attractive and functional for your needs. Also, kudos on doing the plumbing yourself!
What a great looking sink!
Oooh, black pepper and vanilla! That sounds divine.
Congrats on kitchen progress!
Rock on with your awesome plumbing skills!
I never used to be a BIG ice-cream fan until we got a local company, Paul’s which makes a flavour they call Birthday Cake. It reminds me of a delicious vanilla sponge cake batter BEFORE baking. I think it’s their most popular flavour and though I sometimes sample others it remains my favourite!
For some weeks I’ve been wearing Mancera’s Velvet Vanilla which smells a lot like tuberose ice cream – especially when it has dried down on a jersey. Today I’d finally had enough of it and chose Diva which is the polar opposite and is too poised to EVER eat ice cream. It feels very disciplined, somewhat grave and chaste in contrast.
Yay, you’re back! Hope all is well. Birthday Cake is a popular flavor around here and almost always comes with pastel sprinkles. It tastes like an elevated, sweeter vanilla.
Good to see you post Merlin!
Hi Hajusuuri and Jalapeno! I have finished first semester back at school and now have some much needed vacation. I really don’t remember my first time round studying to be as taxing! First thing to do on break is to visit NST ?
Our Birthday Cake also has pastel sprinkles so maybe it’s the exact same? I don’t find it sweeter than vanilla though, but to have a more rounded and slightly doughey taste. Once this shop did a lavender ice cream that was gorgeous too, but unfortunately not popular.
As an aside I did have very delicious matcha ice cream in Hong Kong!
I say American manufacturers tend to make many thing sweeter.
Your compatriot shows up occasionally here and on IG.
Congrats on finishing your first semester!
Hajusuuri – I have such a sweet tooth I’m sure I’d do well there
Thanks Jalapeno! I actually want some birthday cake ice cream to celebrate but the numbers are so high here right now I’m a little afraid of going out…
I love Velvet Vanilla, your description is perfect!
Tubereuse Criminelle was the first tuberose I loved…then came Cafe Tubereuse – tuberose in a coffee shop…but now Velvet Vanilla has trumped the other two!
I ❤️ ice cream and have really enjoyed this week’s cp-related posts, and though I fear mine will be the most boring, well, here goes anyway. When it comes to ice cream, I tend to be a purist, and my favorite flavor is . . . Vanilla. Not just any vanilla, but Aldi’s Specially Selected Super Premium Vanilla Ice Cream, made from only 5 ingredients: cream, skim milk, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. It’s rich, creamy, very reasonably priced, delicious all by itself or in sundaes or shakes. We just finished sundaes with our garden strawberries, which have now been replaced by lots and lots of raspberries from our garden. Yum!
My SOTD to match is YR’s original Vanille Bourbon edt, a straight-up Vanilla, not too sweet and light enough to wear in summer. I’ve been enjoying it all day, and for tonight’s concert in the park, I think I’ll drizzle myself with a bit of Dame’s Chocolate Man perfume oil and I might even add a raspberry or two with a spritz of YR Framboise!
Happy weekend to all! ???
I think you mentioned your favorite ice cream before unless it is also someone else’s favorite. I looked for it at our Aldi’s and was disappointed that there was only one container available and it looked beat up. I will have to look for this the next time I go. In the meantime, I have 3 unopened pints of ice cream…
Sorry you can’t find it, hopefully next time?. I go to Aldi’s almost every week and, fortunately, it’s always there. It’s a staple for me and I’d be really upset if it was gone!
It’s winter here in Sydney, and we’re in lockdown, and mounted police (police on horses) are patrolling the streets cos everyone has been ordered to stay at home. But when spring arrives I’m putting on my Debaser from DS & Durga. It’s a sweet fig, as opposed to Philosykos, which to me is just the smell of coconut husk!
Sympathising with you from over in NZ, it’s over a year since we were all in a hard lockdown, but the possibility is never far away.
Yeah, it was a snap lockdown
Bleah. Sorry to hear that. How long is the lockdown supposed to last?
You have my sympathies kevtronic! Hope it won’t drag out any longer than necessary.
Wow mounted police patrolling the streets… When we were ordered to stay home of course everyone mostly did but it’s not like police was actually stopping anyone in the street… That sounds harsh. So sorry for what You are going through.
I’ve got some good friends down there in lockdown with you and was super sad to hear it was extended another week. Sending you encouragement to stay the course!!! And hugs because of course lockdowns still suck even if they’re necessary.
Good luck! That sounds really intense.
U are all so considerate! I have heaps to keep me happy and occupied at home, like revisiting my mathematic textbooks from uni, and music-making on my computer. My only frustration is that the gyms have had to shut, but we are permitted to go outside to exercise. The lockdown began 2 weeks ago n was meant to last 2 weeks, but now will likely be extended by another 2 weeks. I miss the treadmill and StairMaster at the gym!! ?
I’m so sorry to hear about the new lockdown! This Delta variant is really bad. I hope things improve for you soon.
Truly. We don’t have a total lockdown where I am but we probably should.
I’m wearing a dab of Francesca Bianchi’s latest – Luxe Calme Volupté. It’s very intetesting, and I mean that in a good way, it’s rich and heavy, but also quite soft.
I’ve got a sample on the way of the new Papillon Perfumes Spell 125, I’m very much looking forward to trying this, but it will likely be a couple of weeks before it gets here.
As for ice-cream, I haven’t met many I didn’t like! My current favourite is from a New Zealand company, Lewis Road Creamery, it’s called Burnt Butter and Caramel Swirl. That may not sound attractive, but I think it’s the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten.
You might well still be one of the first few NSTers to try SPell 124 despite the shipping time.
Oh, for the love of Mike! “Spell 125”!
That ice cream sounds great, I love caramel.
If the ice cream is as good as the butter, I want some! We do love that butter.
I’ve had several favorite ice cream flavors over the years. Baskin-Robbins used to have a Daiquiri Ice sorbet that I loved as a kid, along with their Bubble Gum ice cream. Haagen Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream came along later, as did the Rum Tres Leches Ice Cream and the Green Tea Ice Cream. And I can’t forget Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.
Teflon kitty’s current favorite of all these is the Haagen Dazs Green Tea. She will pester me unrelentingly until she gets a teeny tiny lick of it off my spoon. (Yes, I do spoil the cats on occasion.)
SOTD = Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Tea Escape EdT, from the sample stash, inspired by Teflon’s favorite. It smells similar to, but more floral than, the Haagen Dazs product.
I remember the Baskin-Robbins daquiri sorbet! It was aqua blue, and I remember asking my mother what a da-quee-ree was and her having a good laugh at me. Once I learned to pronounce it I loved it, along with Thrifty’s double chocolate malted crunch. Everything in the world is better with teeny tiny malted milk balls in it!
My late, extraordinarily wonderful cat LOVED ice cream, to the degree that she’d put all her strength into wresting the spoon away from me when I was trying to eat it! She wasn’t at all particular as to flavor, and she would get little shivers after having a few licks.
Yes! I remember my Mom giving me an odd look the first time she saw me trying the Daiquiri sorbet. She should have been used to me eating the odd and unusual by then…
Teflon Kitty has great taste! If I’m correct Margiela’s Tea Escape has a matcha note in it?
Teflon kitty has expensive taste, too! ?
Yes, there is a subtle matcha note in Tea Escape. It also has vanilla, and something that reminds me of sugar cookies in addition to the florals.
I love the HD Green Tea as well. Tea Escape has been discontinued, if I am not mistaken. It sounds gorgeous!
Sadly yes, Tea Escape has been d/c’ed. I would have grabbed a travel size of it had Maison Margiela seen fit to make one. However, there is a new-ish release from them that sounds similar to Tea Escape. I haven’t sniffed that one yet.
I also loved the Baskin-Robbins bubble gum ice cream! I’d save all the bubble gum pieces in one sticky, gooey hand and then chew them after. Ah, memories.
You were smarter than I was. I just ate the bubblegum along with the ice cream!
Both of You guys made me laugh ?
Jalapeno You were so silly in a cute way!! I am still laughing You “just ate the bubblegum along with the ice cream”. I dunno why but I can’t stop laughin
Haha! I was afraid that if I swallowed gum, it would either stick to my ribs, or stay in my stomach for seven years. Where do these kiddie rumors come from?
Betcha some parents might have started a few.
I 100% also offer my cats a tiny bit of melted ice cream off the spoon. Not the matcha ice cream though, I’m too scared of what they’d be like hyped up ?
Oooooh, good point about the caffeine content. That could very well not be kitty safe. Guess Teflon will have to forego her favorite ice cream flavor.
I remember the Daquiri ice!!!! It was my one most disappointing ice cream experience. The color was so enticing. And it looked so delicious. And then I tried some and it was the most awful thing I’d eaten. I did not have these words for it at the time, but thinking of it now, it was like eating calone.
Aw, that’s a shame. Fortunately I don’t remember anything calone-like about the Daiquiri Ice. Can’t stand the perfume molecule/compound at all!
Akron Dark for chocolate ice cream!
There is a place in Montreal I used to go which made the best 72% dark chocolate ice cream. I think if Akro was an ice cream it would be that one.
Was it MeuMeu by chance? My favorite combo in the world is a scoop apiece of their lavender and dark chocolate ice creams….
You smell absolutely wonderful!
Hi everyone! I’m back from my lovely vacation. I don’t have one particular favorite ice cream flavor, but reading all these comments has made me remember that my grandmother used to make homemade ice cream with fruit flavors (whatever she had that was good), and her lemon and strawberry ones were particularly delicious. She served them in these beautiful bowls that were one color on the outside, and another color on the inside (they varied), and the glaze had a matte finish that I loved touching. Is that weird? The spoon also made a delightful noise inside the bowl as you’d eat because of that glaze. Hmm, maybe I have a thing for ceramics I should explore more thoroughly.
I’m wearing the new Jo Malone Tangy Rhubarb today, because I think a rhubarb ice cream or sorbet would be yummy!
Quite a few NSTers have mentioned rhubarb today!
I love all Your memories of Your grandma, her ice cream and ceramics. I enjoyed reading this post.
Aw, thank you! I love reading your posts too :).
Totally understand the delight over the texture and utensil-sounds of interesting pottery! I remember watching a movie with my dad long ago where people were eating beans out of clay bowls with wooden spoons, and he sighed and said, “Oh, I just love the sound of a wooden spoon against a ceramic bowl…” Who knows what the movie was about, but that comment stayed with me! We’re potters in my family and glazes and tactile qualities are very important to us.
So glad you get it too! It’s hard to explain! How cool that you’re all potters :). I bet it’s so fun making things you can use.
Finally commenting after a week of lurkage!
I’m in Zoologist Sloth, which has a top note of açai berry that’s amazingly persistent, and I will argue til I die that açai bowls are not a superfood and just fruit I’ve cream. That’s how I’m finagling my CP points.
My favorite ice cream combo is one scoop each of lavender and dark chocolate ice creams from a small shop here in Montreal, but I’m adventurous and have rarely met an ice cream I didn’t like!
Fruit ice cream, patently.
I don’t have a favorite ice cream, because there are so many I enjoy. In addition to ones mentioned in response to other comments, I also remember a blood orange sorbetto in Rome that I still want to eat again, lo thee 20 years later. A green apple popsicle with vanilla ice cream inside (like a creamsicle) that I had in China, and would also eat again. A cucumber sorbet from the ice cream/woods weekend that would have been dynamite in gazpacho. And passionfruit/lilikoi from visiting Nicaragua and from Mitchell’s in San Francisco.
I’m wearing Arielle Shoshanna’s Saturday today in honor of the lilikoi.
Blood orange sorbetto sounds so good! ?
Chiming in late — my SOTD for the CP was Dame Perfumery’s Chocolate Man (SO chocolately!), because my favorite ice cream flavors are dark chocolate and coffee (often together!). But I switched over to Piguet’s Futur to go have dinner with friends we haven’t seen in person in over a year. It was such fun! They are the first people I knew when we moved here 29 years ago, and godparents to one of my daughters. Lovely people, and we had a lovely evening. It’s a relief to be fully vaccinated and able to get out and about more, and see loved ones, although we’re still being careful about the Delta variant that is surging in the US.