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Title: ice cream
Post by: blanktom on 18 Jan 2008, 19:28
i have made this thread about ice cream.

be confused. very confused.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: Liz on 18 Jan 2008, 19:33
I have a YouTube account also, but I mainly subscribe to musicians. The only vlogger I have on my list is William Sledd, a.k.a. Ask a Gay Man, because he is hilarious.

Here is me. (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MinusBrightWater)
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: Lalaladida on 18 Jan 2008, 22:18
I just really wish they had come up with a different name for them. Same with blogs. To me, "vlog" and "blog" just really sound like someone throwing up.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: DonInKansas on 19 Jan 2008, 02:43
I like The Angry Video Game Nerd (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JamesNintendoNerd) and Creative Juices. (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=CreativeJuices7)  Both funny gamer nerd stuff.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Jan 2008, 09:53
I hate 98% percent of vloggers. Most of them seem to get the impression that swearing every third word is a substitute for actual content. I may swear a lot myself, but I don't pretend to be relevant to anything. If you actually throw some content in there without your swearing every third word, we'll talk, otherwise all vloggers should be shot in the face.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: michaelicious on 19 Jan 2008, 09:55
I used to be pretty into Daxflame last year. Then his videos stopped being funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szgKd6yrJsM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szgKd6yrJsM)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLUeSf86v1E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLUeSf86v1E)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5if1xUclkE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5if1xUclkE)

Those are some pretty good ones.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: Ben yayayayayayayay on 19 Jan 2008, 10:04
;_;
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: michaelicious on 19 Jan 2008, 10:30
Words hurt worse than if someone throws a sledgehammer and it hits your crotch over and over.

And if you're a girl then they'd just hit your face with it.

Not words, just typing.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: Kytt on 19 Jan 2008, 12:47
I'm on YouTube under my own account...

http://www.youtube.com/Kytt

As well as my sketch comedy show...

http://www.youtube.com/TheSTLegion

Enjoy!
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: yelley on 19 Jan 2008, 12:51
for a second i thought this thread was about v-log, the program that i use to monitor the temperature of the incubators, refrigerators, and freezers in the lab. then i clicked it and was disappointed. i really wanted to talk about temperature monitoring systems.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: ForteBass on 19 Jan 2008, 15:00
I like that that idea better. We're doing Yelley's idea.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: yelley on 20 Jan 2008, 12:25
seriously guys. v-log makes my life so much easier. instead of reading and recording 50 thermometers twice a day, the loggers record the temperature every 15 minutes and then automatically graph it for me when i transfer it to the computer. genius!
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: DonInKansas on 21 Jan 2008, 04:31
Science for the lazy.  Genius!

Until it breaks..........
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: McTaggart on 21 Jan 2008, 06:08
Science for the efficient.

Out of curiosity, do the thermometers drift out of calibration? I'm really not sure why I'm concerned about this. I mean, I know that it'll show trends in your data that aren't there if it does happen and you don't compensate for it and I can see why that's an issue; but I'm not sure why I'm terribly concerned about this particular situation.
Title: Re: vloggers
Post by: yelley on 21 Jan 2008, 18:07
depends on the type of thermometer, but yes... thermometers can become less accurate over time. our mercury and other liquid-in-glass thermometers get calibrated annually and have a correction factor to ensure continued accurate readings.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: blanktom on 22 Jan 2008, 15:02
this thread is now about ice cream.

what is your favourite flavour? what do you like on top of your ice cream? and KEY QUESTION; do you prefer soft whippy stuff or scoopy stuff?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Jan 2008, 15:04
Dude this is kind of a silly idea. I mean I am all for a thread about ice-cream, but from the start you have kind of demoralised it by using a loser thread to start it off.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: blanktom on 22 Jan 2008, 15:10
i am only ever going to post one thread. every time it dies, i will hijack my own thread and change the topic.

it will be more confusing than any thread before it.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: tommydski on 22 Jan 2008, 15:13
I like it!

I seem to remember talking about Ice Cream on this forum before and I found someone aside from myself who prefers regular Vanilla to any other flavour. Please step forward, that person.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Jan 2008, 15:16
i don't think it was me, but i am in agreeance with you. vanilla is damn good.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Jan 2008, 15:16
Hi.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: calenlass on 22 Jan 2008, 15:17
Well, I guess it really depends on what mood I am in, but vanilla is really the only reliable flavour. Like, if I am not gungho for moose tracks that day and I have some, it might be less than awesome, whereas I will certainly always be happy with vanilla.



(and sprinkles)
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: öde on 22 Jan 2008, 15:17
An interesting concept, you'll need wicked sack to pull it off though.

Vanilla is nice but I prefer Mint Choc Chip.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: ledhendrix on 22 Jan 2008, 15:19
Yeah i have to agree mint choc chip is definitely the best flavour. Although Mackies plain ice cream is delicious.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jan 2008, 15:19
I like plain vanilla, but I don't think I am the person you are referring to
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Jan 2008, 15:22
(It might have been me)



(I am a die-hard vanilla fangirl)
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: calenlass on 22 Jan 2008, 15:25
I prefer Irish cream to all other kinds - however, I'm not really that fond of ice cream. I mean, I don't mind eating it, but I never buy any myself.


Haagen Daaz makes Bailey's Ice Cream. I have some. It is divine.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: squawk on 22 Jan 2008, 15:33
I would like to marry ice cream. Yesterday I had five fudgesicles!
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 15:34
Chocolate chip with caramel sauce.

Plain vanilla.

Chocolate peanut butter revel.

And so on.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 15:39
Caramel sauce is divine on vanilla.

Anything else containing peanut butter and/or chocolate will do
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Jan 2008, 15:41
mint choc chip is definitely the best flavour.

Damn skippy.  I like chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and when there's none of that stuff, I sprinkle Ovaltine onto my ice cream.  Yes, I am aware Ovaltine is for milk, but I like it on my ice cream, damnit.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: 0bsessions on 22 Jan 2008, 15:42
I approve of this thread hijacking idea. It seems novel.

On the new subject at hand: I dig ice cream.

In terms of flavors, I love two in particular. Your standard chocolate is fantastic if you're limited, but I absolutely love anything with peanut butter in it. Breyer's makes a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup variety which is epic.

I like various toppings. In particular, I like M&Ms on my ice cream. Magic shell is awesome too. One time, I accidentally grabbed the pecan variety and damn near choked myself to death via allergic reaction. Good times.

And the variety I like between soft and scoop depends on where I am and what I'm doing. If I'm somewhere where cone is a more practical option, I'll go soft serve. For some reason, I prefer soft in a cone. In a cup, though, it's scoops all the way. Scoops covered in M&Ms and jimmies and peanut butter and glarghuuuuuuuhhhh.

Guys, I think I'm going to go eat all the ice cream Rachel left in my freezer now. What valuable lesson has she learned?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: calenlass on 22 Jan 2008, 15:44
CARAMEL SAAAAAUUUUUUCE
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 15:45
My university has soft serve ice cream machines in the dining centers. Once every week or so they have toppings out for the ice cream and it's stuff like crushed Oreos and nuts and caramel and berries and all that jazz. Those are good days.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: supersheep on 22 Jan 2008, 15:46
For an ice-cream treat, nothing is better than a nice thick wedge of vanilla slicey ice-cream between two wafers. This is the best thing.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Jan 2008, 15:47
Anyways, does your avatar feature Steve-O violently puking?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 15:48
Ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. The crunchy stuff between the vanilla and chocolate is ridiculously delicious.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Jan 2008, 16:24
This is pretty much the pinnacle of ice-cream technology as far as I'm concerned-

(http://lh3.google.com/mike.tchou/Ro6jBvh6wmI/AAAAAAAAC68/gn1UogjHDNg/CIMG4165.JPG?imgmax=512)

Ice cream biscuit sandwich on one end, chocolate covered goodness on the other. It's got everything!

Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Jan 2008, 16:36
where can i procure one of those? it's very important...for a friend.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: sean on 22 Jan 2008, 16:39
That thing looks delicious and I must know where I can get one and eat it and not share it because it's too good to share and I will enjoy it and it will be delectable and wonderful.

Seriously I need to eat one of those. It's imperative.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: lyra on 22 Jan 2008, 16:45
it's 44F here (that's freezing for us poor folk who live in texas and are accustomed to wearing short sleeves in december), but i still went out and bought a half gallon of ice cream. it was delicious. in fact i will eat some right now...
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Jan 2008, 16:48
Well, they're called Maxibons in Australia. They might be called something wacky elsewhere in the world. Or maybe they're native to this country?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: 0bsessions on 22 Jan 2008, 16:52
Pffft. Pansy. It was like in the 20s today with wind chill and I'm still eating Rachel's ice cream.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: CardinalFang on 22 Jan 2008, 16:52
Vanilla all the way.
Good ol' vanilla.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lines on 22 Jan 2008, 17:01
it's 44F here

2 days ago, our high for the day was 16. Suck it up, 44 is not cold.

I like chocolate chip and any variant on it. Mint, raspberry, peanut butter, cherry cordial, etc. They are all delicious. Especially when they are from this place (http://www.graeters.com/index.cfm). If you ever come to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and don't visit this place, you are crazy and are not allowed to come back.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Eris on 22 Jan 2008, 17:02
mint choc chip is definitely the best flavour.

That or vanilla with choc-mint ice magic.  Or vanilla with crushed up mint slices in it. Or bits of chocmint Aeros.



Choc mint nom nom nom. I feel like ice cream now.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Verergoca on 22 Jan 2008, 17:04
OH MAN! I cant wait till the nice weather approaches well! This, cause a short walk away from me, there is a hell of an awesome icecreamplace, which makes the best icecream on this peninsula! IT BE AWESUM! Also, yoghurts-forestfruits and lemonz! :D
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 17:04
Hooray for challenge pissing!

I trump you all. Today it was two degrees and I had ice cream at supper.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: 0bsessions on 22 Jan 2008, 17:06
Liz, as soon as the temperatures drop below zero, I am going to eat ice cream in the snow, just to fucking spite you.

By the way, I win cause I can pee standing up.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Liz on 22 Jan 2008, 17:18
It has already been below zero. Last week one day had a high of fifteen below. I may or may not have had ice cream at the time.

Also the peeing standing up is nothing special, pretty sure most women could do it if they tried.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lines on 22 Jan 2008, 17:23
Hey, hey Jon. Instead of peeing standing up, maybe you should try giving birth sometime. Oh wait, don't have a uterus? Oh man, guess you lose. Not that I've had kids, but I have potential!

We don't have any ice cream. I had to settle for a brownie with milk. It was an okay choice.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Jan 2008, 17:25
Brownie + Ice Cream = The Pure Essence of the Gods.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: michaelicious on 22 Jan 2008, 17:38
I would like to try carrot cake ice cream, with little bits of cream cheese icing and walnuts in it.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Chrasstor on 22 Jan 2008, 17:41
I like all the wacky flavours of ice-cream, like Banana, Cotton Candy and Moon Mist. I generally prefer hard ice-cream to soft. If I have vanilla I usually just make ice-cream floats or smoothies, or throw some caramel sauce on it. Man, Ice Cream is really awesome phenomenal. This thread is pretty sexy now.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 17:45
Every time there is a blizzard, I will go to Dairy Queen.
Never fails to happen

Also, it was 2 degrees here the other day as well with a wind chill of like -25

Last year, I remember a day when it was -45 with wind chill and I had to walk over a really really cold bridge.  it was brutal
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: celticgeek on 22 Jan 2008, 17:58
I like chocolate chip and any variant on it. Mint, raspberry, peanut butter, cherry cordial, etc. They are all delicious. Especially when they are from this place (http://www.graeters.com/index.cfm). If you ever come to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and don't visit this place, you are crazy and are not allowed to come back.

Ah, yes. Graeter's Ice Cream.  I used to eat Graeter's (various flavors) while listening to the "Fine Arts Music" program on Sunday morning, on WEBN.  As well as eating it at other times, of course.  Although when the temperature was below freezing, I usually ate Skyline instead.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Slick on 22 Jan 2008, 18:43
Wait, are we comparing cold again? When I was home for christmas, I was outside when numerical value of the temperature in celsius was greater than the numerical value of the temperature in fahrenheit. It was that cold.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 19:06
Christ, that's lower than -40.  And without wind chill too?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Jan 2008, 19:07
Deep fried ice-cream.

It's kind of good in a strange, unsettling way.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: McTaggart on 22 Jan 2008, 19:17
I've had that once or twice but it didn't really grab me. I'm not really a fan of deep fried anything though.

Vanilla would be my favourite flavour since it's reliable and plays nice with nearly everything. It's also pretty much plain, which is nice.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lines on 22 Jan 2008, 19:24
I usually ate Skyline instead.

Yay! Skyline is awesome. And I don't care what anyone says, it's good and yes it does too taste different than Goldstar (which is not as good, IMO).
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Jan 2008, 19:33
People who like Choc-Mint,

I would like to try carrot cake ice cream, with little bits of cream cheese icing and walnuts in it.

That sounds fucking delicious
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: celticgeek on 22 Jan 2008, 19:46
Of course it is better than Goldstar.  Everybody knows that!
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: squawk on 22 Jan 2008, 20:00
Quote
I don't need a number
I just wanna dance with my shirt off
?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Jan 2008, 20:05
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/802582911_0e8162d836.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/109236004_a88312a218.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/100963363_92f033b6bd.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/71691049_fd82ec0696.jpg)

This was the most satisfying flickr search I have ever done.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 20:06
I am aroused.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: axerton on 22 Jan 2008, 20:07
There used to be something called Peter's Entice which was half the tub peppermint ice cream with chocolate swirls and chips, and the other half chocolate ice cream with peppermint chips and swirls.

I would sell my soul if I could find more of this.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: MusicScribbles on 22 Jan 2008, 20:09
Lunchy, if you're going to keep posting pictures like that, I don't know what I might do. I'm sure it will involve eating an excessive amount of ice cream. I'm lucky that I have such a high metabolism.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 20:12
MUST.  EAT.  ICY.  CREAMY.  GOODNESS.  NOW.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: MusicScribbles on 22 Jan 2008, 20:34
Lunchy, you're giving this guy too much ice cream. We all have diabetes now, and it is your fault.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: jhocking on 22 Jan 2008, 22:12
My favorite ice cream is chocolate, although I like to try interesting new flavors. Just nothing involving mint.

My favorite sundae is chocolate ice cream with strawberry sauce and walnuts. Is that an odd combination of flavors? I've often wondered about that but never actually checked.

Hooray for challenge pissing!

I trump you all. Today it was two degrees and I had ice cream at supper.
Two days ago my girlfriend and I stopped for milkshakes on the way home from skiing in Wisconsin. It was -12 degrees.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: ThePQ4 on 22 Jan 2008, 22:15
Goddamn, Ice cream sounds good even though it is only 3 degrees outside. ::sigh:: Sadly, I have no monies until Thursday when I get paid. So I shall remain ice cream-less.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 22:34
No excuses, PQ4!
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Jan 2008, 22:42
I work at a PLACE THAT RHYMES WITH "HARRY GENE." Probably the best perk of my current position there is that I can have free ice cream.

God, I love ice cream.

EDIT: Because the Internet is forever.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 22 Jan 2008, 22:44
ENVY
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: blanktom on 23 Jan 2008, 02:31
on the subject of Maxibons, we have those here too, but i'm pretty sure theyre made by some german company or similar.

also - Ben and Jerry's 'wiches.   pure heaven!   2 giant cookies with cookies and cream ice-cream between them. they come in packs of 3 and i am not beyond eating all three in one sitting.

i am so getting some of these today.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: pen on 23 Jan 2008, 04:02
Plain ol' chocolate is the way I go.  Especially in a frappe.  So good!

... eating Rachel's ice cream.

You make me sad. 

Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 23 Jan 2008, 05:36
I like cherry ice cream, but not from the store. I like to make my own. I get about a quarter cup of mariscino cherries and the juice for them, put 'em in a Magic Bullet, and make a mariscino cherry mash. I then get vanilla ice cream, put it on a cutting board, and fold in the Mariscino cherry mash. Once all the ice cream is pink and the cheries are well spread out, it's good to eat.

Yeah, it's work, but it tastes SO much better than when it's bought that flavor. Same can be done with almost anything, though I personally would stay away from some of the more exotic flavors (anchovy ice cream would make my mouth sad  :-( :-( :-( ).
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2008, 08:18
I work at a PLACE THAT RHYMES WITH "HARRY GENE." Probably the best perk of my current position there is that I can have free ice cream..

All the Harry Genes I've ever lived near close down for the winter.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 23 Jan 2008, 08:25
Sad day.

If the same thing happned to Harry Gene's as it does to Ambergurs and Woot Beer, I don't think I could live through the winter.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Paav on 23 Jan 2008, 08:51
I like vanilla with chocolate syrup. It just cannot be beat. Though chocolate chip comes close.

It hasn't been above 15 in two weeks here, and that is Farhenheit. I love when my beard freezes.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Elizzybeth on 23 Jan 2008, 13:20
My hometown has just opened three frozen yogurt places within three blocks.  Frozen yogurt just makes me miss ice cream.

(But it's okay, 'cause on those three blocks, there are also two ice cream shops.  (How can we support five frozen-treat stores and not a single bookstore?))
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: MusicScribbles on 23 Jan 2008, 22:09
My town should be going the same way soon. The local bookstore isn't doing very well, and they will probably go under soon. Baskin-Robbins is opening up down the street. This will begin the infiltration of chains into our completely homegrown business town. It is kind've sad.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: BobJoeJim on 23 Jan 2008, 23:31
The Haagen Daaz Irish Cream ice cream that was mentioned earlier is great, but their Banana Split and Caramelized Pear with Toasted Pecans flavors are even better.  My overall favorite flavor of ice cream is the Tiramisu Gelato that they serve at Zoey's Cafe.  It's a block and a half from my bank, so every two weeks on payday I buy myself a cone and walk home while eating it.  Yes, it's winter.  Yes, there is snow on the ground.  No, that does not mean it's "not ice cream weather".  It's TIRAMISU GELATO.  It's always ice cream weather.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 23 Jan 2008, 23:37
I just like good ol' butter Pecan. Wish I had some now. Instead I have 4-day old chocolate cake. ah well.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: calenlass on 24 Jan 2008, 03:42
The Haagen Daaz Irish Cream ice cream that was mentioned earlier is great, but their Banana Split and Caramelized Pear with Toasted Pecans flavors are even better.  My overall favorite flavor of ice cream is the Tiramisu Gelato that they serve at Zoey's Cafe.  It's a block and a half from my bank, so every two weeks on payday I buy myself a cone and walk home while eating it.  Yes, it's winter.  Yes, there is snow on the ground.  No, that does not mean it's "not ice cream weather".  It's TIRAMISU GELATO.  It's always ice cream weather.

You are wrong because I do not like nuts or coffee. Also bananas in ice cream, because that has always struck me as just weird.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: BobJoeJim on 24 Jan 2008, 04:54
Not liking nuts is a valid reason to be dissuaded from the pear/pecan flavor, and ditto for the tiramisu if you don't like coffee.  Haagen Daaz Banana Split, though, does not actually have any discernible banana flavor or content.  What it does have is a base of "whipped cream ice cream" that is unbelievable, along with an absolutely amazing chocolate fudge swirl, plus cherries and strawberries.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: imapiratearg on 24 Jan 2008, 05:08
I had gelato when I was in Montauk, and I couldn't taste a difference between that and ice cream.  What's the difference?  The price?
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lines on 24 Jan 2008, 07:43
The texture is much more amazing. So is the flavor. Basically you are not an ice cream/gelato connoisseur. Fix that!
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: imapiratearg on 24 Jan 2008, 08:35
I must!  *Goes and purchases copious amounts of ice cream.*
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: captain zoe on 24 Jan 2008, 09:30
Mmmm, ice cream.  We have Cold Stone here, which is awesome if you're into something really intense.  Like birthday cake ice cream.  The put sprinkles and cookie bits in it.  Heaven. 

But when I just want a damn good chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard, I hit up the Harry Gene.  Cheaper too. 
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: mooface on 25 Jan 2008, 04:41
i stopped reading this thread after the fifth post but i just wanted to say that i live in a country where i can eat gelato everyday so haha i win.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Jan 2008, 06:26
Rachel's ice cream was really good, guys.

Operative word being was.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Peet on 25 Jan 2008, 06:38
Bacon and egg ice cream

This forms part of a dessert served at the restaurant. It's a twist on breakfast: caramelised brioche in place of toast, tomato and red pepper compote for jam, chewy salted butter caramel with wild mushrooms, and this ice cream, all washed down with a small cup of jellied Earl Grey. The idea stemmed from thinking about why some ice cream tastes of egg. I came to the conclusion that it's because the custard is overcooked. When you cook custard, the heat makes the proteins in the egg coagulate, which thickens the mix. If you continue cooking the custard, it will scramble, with the proteins completely clumped together. Egg yolk sets at 72C. So, by cooking the custard to 82C or more, as advised in many traditional recipes, the proteins begin to coagulate. Although the custard may still look liquid, tiny clumps of protein will have formed. And so, according to the coffee bean theory, the custard will be full of little bursts of egg flavour.

All of which got me thinking about how to exploit this eggy flavour, and so this recipe was born.

300g sliced streaky smoked bacon
1 litre full fat milk
25g skimmed milk powder
24 egg yolks
50g liquid glucose
175g unrefined caster sugar

Roast the bacon in an oven at 180C until slightly browned. Place in cold milk and leave to marinate overnight. Tip the milk and bacon into a casserole, and add the milk powder. Put the egg yolks, glucose and sugar in a mixing bowl and, using an electric whisk, mix at high speed until white and increased in volume.

Heat the milk and bacon mix to simmering and, with the whisk still going, pour a little on to the yolks. Tip this back into the milk pan, and cook over a lowish heat until it hits 85C. Hold at this temperature for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Cool the mixture down by stirring it over ice, tip into a blender and liquidise until smooth. Pass through a sieve and churn.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 25 Jan 2008, 07:45
it's 44F here (that's freezing for us poor folk who live in texas and are accustomed to wearing short sleeves in december), but i still went out and bought a half gallon of ice cream. it was delicious. in fact i will eat some right now...

Long pointless story: My dad worked on oil tankers, and would switch ships at times. Well, some ships did not have ice cream sandwiches and some did. So, since it was around -15F he would stick ice cream sandwiches or those Drumstick ice creams in his pockets. So then when he did get on the ships without ice cream, he would whip out his Klondike bar or whatever, and everyone else would get insanely jealous/confused. He would wait a bit though, and then pull it out. So no one could figure out where in the hell it came from, since he would usually be on deck the entire time. Anyways, moral of the story, in Alaska ice cream doesn't melt if you stick it in your pockets.
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 25 Jan 2008, 08:40
I would like to try carrot cake ice cream, with little bits of cream cheese icing and walnuts in it.

Rice Divine has a Carrot Cake flavor.  It's a cake and cream cheese flavored base with chunks of carrot cake in it.  It is pretty good, but might be weird if you're used to eating real ice cream.  Rice Divine is made of rice milk. 

I discovered Purely Decadent soy ice cream and I don't even miss the regular stuff.  It is so many kinds of good.  The Turtle Trails has chocolate covered praline pecan pieces and swirls of caramel.  If I had any money, I would gladly eat it even though it has been -20 Fahrenheit.  When I get paid next Friday, I am going grocery shopping, and it will be good. 

What is not good is this strawberry bagel I just tried to eat.  I gave the rest of it to my cat.  He is going to town on it. 
Title: Re: ice cream
Post by: Lines on 25 Jan 2008, 09:07
STORY. Anyways, moral of the story, in Alaska ice cream doesn't melt if you stick it in your pockets.

Hahaha! That's awesome.