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Syrup (or sauce) recommendation for licorice ice cream?

ipsedixit Oct 11, 2007 04:59 PM

I'll take any and all suggestions.

Thanks.

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    alysonlaurel RE: ipsedixit Oct 11, 2007 07:33 PM

    Mr Pibb and Red Vines equals crazy delicious.

    That was my boyfriend's answer. We can't think of a serious answer. Why do you need the sauce? Licorice can stand on its own, I would think, and ice cream is rch enough. What's the situation? And where did you find licorice ice cream?

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      ipsedixit RE: alysonlaurel Oct 11, 2007 09:18 PM

      Local ice cream shop here in Los Angeles (Fosselman's www.fosselmans.com ) has licorice ice cream.

    2. Marge RE: ipsedixit Oct 11, 2007 07:36 PM

      I'm thinking espresso with anisette....so maybe espresso syrup?

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        willownt RE: ipsedixit Oct 11, 2007 07:38 PM

        How about caramel?

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          violabratsche RE: ipsedixit Oct 12, 2007 03:23 AM

          White chocolate chips or chopped chunks of white chocolate?
          Why a sauce, or garnish, when it's decadent all on it's own?
          Maybe a simple crisp cookie, such as a tuille (sp?) served with it.

          AnnieG

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            willownt RE: ipsedixit Oct 12, 2007 08:58 AM

            I had another thought. What about serving with something savory, something spicy perhaps and definitely oniony? And crunchy. I think that would set off the flavor well.

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              another_adam RE: willownt Oct 13, 2007 01:05 PM

              Funny, I was thinking exactly the same thing-- like a smidgen of tapenade or something.
              (Or is the ice cream already salty as it is?)
              Although I'm probably not qualified to comment since I don't actually eat licorice, I do always want salty things with licorice-like drinks (e.g., ouzo). And I've had licorice-candied olives before, it's a very unique combination.

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              tartiflette RE: ipsedixit Oct 12, 2007 09:07 AM

              I recently had a cone of strawberry anise-seed ice cream, which was a surprisingly delicious combo. Since anise and licorice are fairly similar in flavour, I'm guessing a simple strawberry compote would go well, especially if they're macerated in some Pernod for maximum licorice-ness.

              1. toodie jane RE: ipsedixit Oct 13, 2007 08:30 AM

                Milk chocolate-caramel.

                Callard and Bowser candy co used to make (can't find them anymore) soft Licorice Toffee which had a sort of chocolate overtone. Great flavor combo.

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                  drgreg RE: ipsedixit Oct 13, 2007 03:19 PM

                  Licorice and dark chocolate go together like peaches and cream.

                  But I'm thinking melt some dark chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave). Drizzle strands of this on the ice cream and let it harden.

                  1. Caroline1 RE: ipsedixit Nov 11, 2007 09:46 AM

                    If you don't mind redundancy, maybe some whipped cream spiked with Pernod?

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