I love the idea behind Häagen-Dazs’s “Five” line of all-natural ice cream. Milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and a fifth ingredient for flavor. And absolutely nothing else. No stabilizers, no corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, just homemade ice cream at a grocery store.
They have 7 flavors, but I just had to know what ginger ice cream tastes like, so I tried some. Ok, a bit like sushi ice cream, yes, but I think it’s growing on me. At first the ginger is surprisingly strong, but then it starts to taste about right. And then at the end there’s another surprise — just a slight hint of heat. But the texture is just like you’d make at home, a little bit crumbly, because of the lack of stabilizers. I think I like it.
Maybe I’ll try the Brown Sugar or Vanilla Bean next time though.