Archive for September, 2009

Guinness Ice Cream

When I drink beer while eating ice cream, I’m never sure if the strange looks I get from people are because they think it’ll taste disgusting or because they think I’ll get sick — or both.  So when I heard about beer ice cream, well, how could anyone say drinking beer with ice cream was […]

Stabilizers in Ice Cream

Most commercial ice creams contain things like guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum, polysorbate 80, monoglycerides, and diglycerides. What are these scary-sounding things, and why are they in our ice cream? In the ice cream business, these are all known as “stabilizers”, and they mainly help with two things: reducing iciness, and extending […]

Peppermint Ice Cream

I love peppermints.  I’m not into the super-strong mints, and definitely not the wintergreen kind — just the red and white ones you see in a bowl as you’re leaving a restaurant.  I’m one of those people that grabs a handful instead of just one.  My wife even bought me a big bag of them […]