Thursday, May 01, 2008
Let's talk ice cream. I try to eat it frequently, even though some people think milk sucks. I'm with them on a lot of points, but when it comes to frozen dessert, make mine the real stuff. I'm not implying gelato and popsicles are not terrific, and I love a good granita. Let's just be frank about "ice milk" and tofu-based non-dairy frozen soy dessert being poor substitutes for real ice cream with milk and eggs.
This in particular might the best flavor United Dairy Farmers makes - caramel ice cream, huge rivers of soft caramel, delicious veins of somehow unfrozen fudge, roasted pecans, and just a hint of cellulose gum and carrageenan (for stability!). Lauren steered far clear of this because she mistakenly thought it had a vanilla base, so I got to explore the better part of a half gallon on my own. Noah liked it, and we had some friends over who liked it, so a pretty broad cross-spectrum of people I know like this flavor, and therefore I am right. Highly recommended.