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Sweet Tooth: Luca & Bosco Ice Cream

By Sarah Williams | April 21, 2014

Honey Lavender Ricotta Luca And Bosco Ice Cream (32)
Honey Lavender Ricotta Luca And Bosco Ice Cream (32)

Photo by Luca & Bosco Ice CreamWe had the pleasure of tasting Lu

We had the pleasure of tasting Luca & Bosco Ice Cream earlier this month at the Harlem Helps Benefit in Ginny’s Supper Club.  With a unique flavor palate, Harlem- based Luca & Bosco Ice Cream has been captivating New Yorkers since its inception in 2012. We were able to catch up with Ruthie and Catherine, the founders of Luca & Bosco, to learn more about their sweet business.

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Food for Thought

What is Brain Freeze?

By Ashley Beck | June 12, 2013

Rooster Punch Popsicle

Rooster Punch Popsicle

With the summer heat here to stay, brain freeze is something we will come into contact with more often. But what really happens? Surely your brain isn’t actually freezing… or is it? With an ice cream cone in hand (mint chocolate chip, of course), and these questions on the brain, I thought I’d do a bit of research to find out what really goes on when the freeze hits.

As most of you know, brain freeze or “ice-cream headache” occurs when a cold stimulus such as ice cream, popsicle or frozen beverage is consumed too quickly causing a painful headache lasting about 20-30 seconds. But why does this occur? Read More

Recipe Roundup

7 Frozen Treats to Try This Weekend

By Mac Malikowski | May 3, 2013

Blackberry Ice Cream
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From Left: Vanilla Gelato, Acai Sorbet, Chocolate Banana, Vegan Blackberry.

I like eating ice cream in the springtime, before the heat of summer turns my favorite dessert into a cooling means of survival. I use the term loosely when more than a number of cold, sweet and refreshing confections satisfy my craving.  Dairy-free? Bring it on. Double-churned? Even better. Read More

Food Stories

Ice Cream Socialization

By Evie Samuelson | August 1, 2012

Ice Cream Machine

In the dead heat of summer (yes, we have summer in Minnesota) there’s nothing I like more than a little bit of ice cream. Of course, the preferred way is straight out of the carton, with little to no work involved. However, sometimes I get suckered out of going to the store by my sentimentality and instead head straight to the basement, where the storied Samuelson ice cream maker resides. It is old and wooden and very authentic. Don’t get me wrong–there is nothing at all romantic about ice cream-making, yet maybe something kind of biblical about the whole process.  Read More

Food Stories

A Jersey Girl’s Ode to Homemade Ice Cream

By Emma Laperruque | July 24, 2012

Ice cream by the ocean

Ever since The Jersey Shore first aired on MTV, America’s image of the Garden State has become increasingly…orange. A pale Jersey girl myself, I feel misrepresented. For those who spend summers at the shore—Snooki aside—NJ beaches aren’t about fake tans. They’re about body surfing, collecting sea glass, biking everywhere, and, of course, chasing the Good Humor truck down the street, shamelessly, every night. Read More

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“Sweet Dreams” Are Made of This

By Jeannette | April 9, 2012

Photo: Allana Mortell

Photo: bluemarbleicecream.com

By: Allana Mortell

Ice cream is a welcome relief on a hot summer day but for one village in Rwanda, it’s a way to survive.

Four years ago Jennie Dundas, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream shop met Rwandan drummer and playwright Odile Gakire Katese at a Sundance Institute workshop. After some discussion about the 1994 genocide that killed nearly 800,000 people in Rwanda, Dundas took it upon herself to help make Katese’s wishes come true. Katese (or Kiki, for short) thought opening an ice cream parlor in Butere would boost spirits and create some economic growth in the city located in the South Province of Rwanda.

Thus Inzozi Nziza (“Sweet Dreams”) was born.

Together with Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea, Dundas and business partner Alexis Miesen raised more than $80,000 to help Kiki start the pilot initiative that provides a safe haven where the people living in Butere can come and enjoy Blue Marble Ice Cream. Read More

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FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for Boston

By admin | August 4, 2011

Photo: Business Wire

Photo: Business Wire

Are you in Boston? Do you want free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream all month long? Now’s your chance.

For the entire month of August, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will be touring Boston and handing out free ice cream at community events and non-profits centers. The truck will be making a lot of stops on the way, but if you want, you can suggest where it should go next. Read More

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Weekend Project: Make Homemade Popsicles!

By mahir | May 19, 2011

popsicle

Now that it’s late May, it’s time to break out your popsicle molds and craft some refreshing and light summer desserts. In style across the country, popsicles are appearing in flavors such as strawberry rhubarb or blackberry lemon verbena. Whether you want to go for a classic like orange or perhaps try one of these new flavor concoctions, popsicles are easy to make and a fun weekend project.  Read More

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5 Great Frozen Yogurt And Ice Cream Toppings

By mahir | April 29, 2011

Ice-Cream-Cones

The weather is warming up and there are few better treats for a hot day than a bowl of ice cream. Instead of spending extra money on fancy flavors, buy a pint of high-quality vanilla ice cream and try these five combinations for fun flavor-boosters!   Read More

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