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Bi-Rite Creamery

Eating Out, Food, Travel

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During a recent visit to the Bay area (hey SF peeps!!), I had the pleasure of visiting Bi-Rite Creamery.  Bi-Rite makes their own ice cream, soft serve and bakery goods and features both traditional and unique (and delish!) flavors.  Bi-Rite aims for its ice cream flavors to have five ingredients or less – the result of which is pure, simple but intense flavor.  The line was out the door when I visited, and I soon found out why! Continue Reading

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Eating Out, Food

big-gay-ice-cream-4Almost ten years ago, I spotted an ice cream truck in Union Square that almost wasn’t quite like all the others.  This truck had its menu printed on the side of the truck as expected, with a friendly face behind the window – but plastered on the side of the truck was a colorful rainbow cone graphic with “BIG GAY ICE CREAM” in large print. I was intrigued. I perused the menu and had a tough time deciding between the Dorothy (named after Ms. Zbornak from The Golden Girls, of course) and the Salty Pimp. Decisions decisions! I went with the Salty Pimp – a vanilla soft serve cone injected with dulce de leche and finished with a salty dark chocolate shell. I was a convert.   Continue Reading

Ample Hills

Eating Out, Food

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The weather in NYC has been a little temperamental these days, hasn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, I love summers in city – but the occasional super hot, high humidity days are a bit tough.  Always looking on the dairy side of life, I used one of these days recently to finally pay a visit to Ample Hills Creamery.  Ample Hills has been around for 7ish years now, but I never had it before last month – I know, a travesty! I stopped by the High Line location, which was, unsurprisingly, packed. Continue Reading

The Museum of Ice Cream!

Food

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Living my best life in the sprinkle pool

I had the most amazing weekend in San Francisco – packed with friends, food, and of course – fun! I can’t wait to share more about my way-too-short trip with you, but I just *had* to share some photos from my visit to The Museum of Ice Cream.  I mean – this is my kind of museum, amirite? Continue Reading

Ice Cream: Vanilla Bean

Cooking / Eating In

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Happy  Wednesday, Noshers! Today I’m excited to share a recipe for an old reliable (and personal favorite) ice cream flavor – vanilla bean.  You may have read about my previous ice cream experiments with David Lebovitz’s recipes for roasted banana ice cream and basil ice cream – delish! While I absolutely loved these two flavors (especially the basil, YUM), vanilla bean is perfect standby ice cream to go with everything – whether it’s apple pie, hot fudge sundaes, or my personal favorite of just digging in with a spoon.

There were a few recipes for vanilla ice cream in my go-to book, The Perfect Scoop, but I chose the simplest one – “Philadelphia style” (no eggs). This makes for a less complicated recipe and also a lighter, “chewier” finished product.  But
don’t take my word for it; check out this super-simple, 5 ingredient recipe for yourself!

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