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Aug 12, 2011 07:54 PM

I scream for ice cream !

I've had the most delicious ice cream this evening...........Funny thing is, I was not expecting anything special, and now I can't get my mind off it. I've had all sorts of ice cream, in various parts of the world, but this was truly delicious and unlike any other I have had before. It appeared to have been home-made, but apart from it's perfect texture, the taste was soooooo incredibly good. ! First, that scoop of pistachio with teeny weeny little balls of chocolate covered nuts (to die for), and then that other scoop of mocha....I found myself closing my eyes, just so I can enjoy it better !

Where did you have your best ice cream, and if you don't mind sharing your favorite ice cream toppings, it would be nice to hear as well :)

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  1. Best of all time? That's nearly impossible to say.

    Best recently? My homemade raisin rum ice cream with brown sugar.

    1. We used to go on vacation in the summer and where we went there was an ice cream 'store' that looked like a cone. I say, 'store' because it was only big enough for 2-3 people to work inside the cone, with a white-swirl ceiling. I don't even like ice cream really all that much, but that will always be my favorite because of the "big" ice cream cone-shaped "store" on the side of the road--whereby you ordered through a little window. It must have been soft-serve. I always ordered vanilla. Presumably it was a very small child sized version. They did have sprinkles.

      1. I was living in a very remote town in the far north of Australia, which surprisingly had some incredible restaurants tucked away in interesting places. One of these fantastic restaurants was an Italian place that served the most wonderful Italian food I have ever had. It just so happened on this fateful evening they were serving home made blood orange sorbet (ok, it's not ice cream, but this is the story I thought of). Wow. Just wow. It was...WOW! I sat and savoured every spoonful when my partner at the time swooped in to steal some. I was very kindly given a long handled spoon to eat my sorbet with and as a fencer I did the only thing that one would do when under attack. It was one of the most beautiful and instinctive parry's I have ever carried off in my life and it protected my sorbert and my partner didn't try and steal any more :)

        1. The last one, clearly- just pulled some dark chocolate/sour cream/ orange out of the churn, I'll go with that.

          1. Best ice-cream in the world for me? Without a doubt, Kapiti from Auckland, New Zealand. The Kiwis have some of the creamiest dairy products on Earth, so having the best ice-cream shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Kapiti offered various terrific flavors but the one which made the most impression on me was the Fig & Manuka Honey one.


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            1. re: klyeoh

              I agree. Kapiti has one of the best commercially available ice creams, but too bad their flavours aren't inventive enough (or should I say, very tame). That's the reason why I love B&J ice cream and their crazy flavours! :)

              The best gelato in NZ however is in Auckland- Giapo. Another good one is Wellington's Kaffee Eis.

              1. re: jalapenocheese

                Thanks for the heads-up, will definitely check out Giapo the next time I'm in Auckland. I noticed it's in a very accessible location, too, on Queen Street.