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Foods that pass the "Pizza and Ice Cream Test"

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eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 07:42 PM

My friends and I have recently started a short list of those ingredients that are so delicious that they make both pizza and ice cream taste better. Here it is thus far:

-Peanut butter (Peanut butter chocolate swirl ice cream; Thai chicken pizza)
-Creme fraiche (Add a dollop to any home-made ice cream to make it richer and creamier; creme fraiche, caramelized onion, and roasted mushroom pizza)
-Balsamic Vinegar (raspberry and reduced balsamic ice cream; lightly drizzle balsamic or balsamic reduction over margherita pizza)

That's all we have so far. Any other suggestions? If you do have any, recipes are strongly encouraged.

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    Philly Ray RE: eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 07:48 PM

    While I would not put it on my pizza, you could probably add pineapple to your list.

    1. queueueuq RE: eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 08:25 PM

      I suppose this is cliche but: bacon? As in delicious maple bacon ice cream. (Self-explanatory on pizza.)

      Maybe cashews, too (cashews & fudge on vanilla or bbq chicken/cashew pizza).

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        small h RE: eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 09:01 PM

        Ricotta cheese. Only works on vanilla ice cream, though.

        1. ipsedixit RE: eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 09:02 PM

          Garlic

          Bacon

          Sea salt

          Basil

          Mint

          Nuts

          Tomatoes

          Olive oil

          Cheese (i.e. blue cheese, Gorgonzola, etc.)

          Fig

          Rosemary

          ... and probably a whole host of others I'm forgetting right now.

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            eternallyverdant RE: ipsedixit May 24, 2012 09:16 PM

            I can see everything but the tomatoes. How would you incorporate them into an ice cream?

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              ipsedixit RE: eternallyverdant May 24, 2012 09:21 PM

              http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/mag...

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              racer x RE: ipsedixit May 25, 2012 12:25 PM

              I say no to almost everything on that list.
              There's a difference between "and is still edible" & "makes both taste BETTER."

              In fact, the only other ingredient I've seen posted so far that would work would be cashews. Maybe.

              Adding to the "and is still edible" list, consider bananas and, separately, cucumbers.

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                ipsedixit RE: racer x May 25, 2012 08:46 PM

                They do make them better.

                You think otherwise simply b/c you've yet to have a good iteration of ice cream and/or pizza with garlic, bacon, sea salt, etc.

            3. pinehurst RE: eternallyverdant May 25, 2012 07:36 AM

              Avocado
              Marscarpone
              Edited to add Lemon

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                ipsedixit RE: pinehurst May 25, 2012 07:39 AM

                You mean "Mascarpone" right? :-)

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                  pinehurst RE: ipsedixit May 25, 2012 08:36 AM

                  I meant manchego! Thanks for catching the spelling error!
                  ;-)

                  Just kiddin'. Yup, didn't need that extra r this morn.

                  In the meantime...just thought of pink peppercorn to add to the list.

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                  racer x RE: pinehurst May 26, 2012 12:32 PM

                  If you add lemon, you should probably also add other citrus fruits -- orange, lime, grapefruit, yuzu, etc.

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                  racer x RE: eternallyverdant May 26, 2012 12:31 PM

                  Did anyone mention corn?
                  (Another one for the "still edible," as opposed to "better than," list.)

                  1. eclecticsynergy RE: eternallyverdant May 26, 2012 12:52 PM

                    Rosemary was a downright inspired suggestion.
                    I could see corn working too- popcorn, maybe.

                    smoked salt / bacon flavor salt
                    smoked paprika

                    Maggi Seasoning
                    apple
                    hazelnut flavored oil

                    Sriracha
                    Frank's Chili Lime
                    Lao Gan Ma- perhaps a bit iffy on ice cream; haven't tried it but can imagine it working...

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                      racer x RE: eternallyverdant May 27, 2012 09:25 AM

                      cranberries

                      raisins

                      cinnamon

                      licorice (if you like licorice flavor)

                      (all of these are in the "still edible" category)

                      1. Emme RE: eternallyverdant May 27, 2012 11:48 PM

                        honey -- honey bbq chicken pizza and honey vanilla ice cream

                        black pepper -- on pizza however and balsamic strawberries with black pepper over vanilla (or another) ice cream

                        sour cream -- with avocado, roasted corn, beans, etc on pizza and in ice cream

                        pistachios -- interesting ground into sauce and in or on ice cream

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