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Ice Cream Spices

chocolategeorge Jul 1, 2009 10:10 AM

I was putting salt and pepper on vanilla ice cream and started wondering what other spice combination would taste good. Chili powder on chocolate was good. I'd love to try some suggestions.

  1. scuzzo Jul 11, 2009 08:54 PM

    I was gonna say cayenne with chocolate! Not a spice, but balsamic is dynamite over vanilla. I might try pepper with some of the fruit flavors like strawberry. Maybe use white pepper?

    1. pinkprimp Jul 11, 2009 08:29 PM

      I had recently bought a mango and curry gelato that was really tasty! Similar sensation to a chocolate/chili ice cream, with the burn from the curry mixed with the coolness of the icecream.

      I also had a grapefruit and star anise soda today that I thought was a great combination. How about making a sorbet with those flavours?

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        chocolategeorge Jul 11, 2009 06:10 PM

        Thank you for the great ideas. The cardamom and cinammon are great. Haven't tried the rest just yet but I'll get to them soon. Please keep the great ideas coming.

        1. JungMann Jul 1, 2009 11:46 AM

          Cardamom, saffon and/or cinammon are good on vanilla
          Sesame, cinnamon, and/or chilies are good on chocolate
          Ginger is good on berries

          1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 1, 2009 10:29 AM

            ginger or Chinese five-spice on vanilla or chocolate. cinnamon is great on either one too.

            and though it's not technically a "spice," balsamic vinegar on vanilla or strawberry.

            1. ipsedixit Jul 1, 2009 10:24 AM

              Nutmeg is great on just about any basic ice cream flavor like chocolate or vanilla.

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