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Old 02-07-2010, 11:15 PM
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The worst thing that can happen with a float is if you make it with ice cream that's especially cheap or that has been thawed and re-frozen too many times. While floating in the soda, the cream starts to separate from the ice, and you wind up with the equivalent of "snow with cream" floating in your drink.

It's still tasty, of course, but that's not what you wanted when you made it.
I find that ice cream's just no good at all for anything if I let it thaw and then refreeze. Even the better brands just can't take that kind of punishment.

And when it happens to cheap vanilla, it looks absolutely disgusting.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:07 PM
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I am sorry to report the results of my beer spider experiment: the beer and icecream don't mix in any appreciable way, and what little foam is created from the icecream is overwhelmed by the natural foam of the beer.

I would hesitate to call it a failure, as it's still beer and then icecream and there is no world in which that is a failure, but it's not really a success either.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:10 AM
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I am sorry to report the results of my beer spider experiment: the beer and icecream don't mix in any appreciable way, and what little foam is created from the icecream is overwhelmed by the natural foam of the beer.

I would hesitate to call it a failure, as it's still beer and then icecream and there is no world in which that is a failure, but it's not really a success either.
Yeah, I've tried to do beer floats on a couple of occasions and it never quite works out right. Best I've done was an Oatmeal Stout with vanilla ice cream.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:49 AM
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Go full hog and make a beer milkshake. Floats are so half-assed.

(I actually love floats.)
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:09 AM
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Go full hog and make a beer milkshake. Floats are so half-assed.

(I actually love floats.)
That requires a blender, which I don't have. I'll probably need to get one at some point.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:18 AM
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Go full hog and make a beer milkshake.
This is what I have to do on my birthday.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:22 AM
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Green tea ice cream is so good but, at least around here, it's incredibly difficult to find.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:29 AM
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my favorite Japanese restaurant back home added black sesame ice cream to their menu! I've had the flavor before and I love it, but their version was just a little bit more mind-blowing than most.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:02 AM
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Green tea ice cream is so good but, at least around here, it's incredibly difficult to find.
I've never found green tea ice cream but I have (surprise!) made a green tea milkshake before. It... kind of didn't taste like anything, because the flavor of the tea wasn't strong enough to overcome the flavor of the vanilla.

Of course, I just upended some tea into the blender. Maybe there's a better way to get more flavor out of it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:02 AM
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I've never found green tea ice cream but I have (surprise!) made a green tea milkshake before. It... kind of didn't taste like anything, because the flavor of the tea wasn't strong enough to overcome the flavor of the vanilla.

Of course, I just upended some tea into the blender. Maybe there's a better way to get more flavor out of it.
Was it powdered? Because that's the one to use.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:14 AM
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Rum Raisin. Secret best ice cream flavor?!
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:29 AM
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Rum Raisin. Secret best ice cream flavor?!
This happened on two totally separate occasions: a mother brings her kids in for ice cream, tells them to order whatever they want, and then goes off to the bathroom (or whatever). A few minutes later she comes up to the cash register FURIOUS that we sold one of her kids rum ice cream.

In other words, stupid is breeding.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:15 AM
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Publix Chocolate Trinity ice cream.

It's chocolate ice cream with swirls of chocolate and hunks of chocolate.

It's really good on top of brownies.
Man, when I worked at Publix people would flip their shit if we were out of that more than any other product. Publix's peppermint something or other ice cream is really really good - peppermint ice cream with little chunks of hard peppermint candy. I think they sell it year round? Maybe just at Christmas.

Here in the UK there is a magical creation known as the Flake 99. It is a Cadbury Flake stuck into a vanilla ice cream cone. It's so so so so good. There's also Flake ice cream but I've never tried it because there is no reason to eat any ice cream other than the Flake 99.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:31 PM
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Go full hog and make a beer milkshake. Floats are so half-assed.
How would one do that? The issue with making a beer milkshake is getting the ratio of beer to milk and ice cream correct which seems like it would take a lot of trial and error. Also, I'm not sure how well blended something carbonated like beer would work. With a beer float, you just chuck ice cream into beer. Mmm... now I want one.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:27 AM
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The way I'd do it is to make kind of a hybrid milkshake/soda. We'd make our soda base by blending simple syrup and soda water with whatever flavor the person wanted, then float a scoop of that flavor on top. Substitute beer for the soda to make your base and you might be in good shape.

It'd take a few tries to get everything proportioned correctly, but the beauty of a milkshake (or anything near enough) is that you cannot mess it up. What, you fucked up and now I have a scoop of ice cream floating in a glass of chocolate soda? You monster!

(I don't like beer so I won't be trying this. Sorry!)
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:53 PM
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I mentioned Hans' licorice ice cream in this thread half a year ago! a few days ago, I finally got to eat it again!

it's the besttttttt.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:01 AM
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Mochi ice cream: it's good!

I've only had red bean flavor (and red bean anything is lovely) but I have a feeling the others work similarly.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:43 AM
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I had some mochi gelato in Little Tokyo last week and it was okay.

the next day, some friends took us to a place specializing in mochi gelato and it was much more okay!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:47 AM
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That place is about forty minutes from me, and Hans' is about twenty-five. You're making this way too easy!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:28 AM
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Ooooh! I hate it when people tell me about treats I know I'll never have! The minute I read about the Flake, I went over to Wikipedia to find out just what the hell a Flake is. The minute after that, I went to eBay to see if anybody was selling them. They're five dollars for four bars, with an extra five dollars for shipping, by the way. That's a pretty hefty price to satisfy one's curiosity, and doubtless a long time to wait for them to arrive from Britain too.

So I guess the question is this... can you fake a Flake? Will melting a Cadbury bar and letting it drizzle into ribbons on wax paper give you roughly the same experience?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:09 AM
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There are a number of online shops that deal in British goods - here's one. I believe the bars are also sold in Canada, by British Cadbury not crappy American Cabury.

And no, I don't think that would quite work, alas.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:13 PM
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Sorry to chime in late, but if i recall Ben & Jerry put out a ice recipie book that included a beer sorbet.

Ah. Here it is.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:09 PM
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as long as it's pistachio.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:33 PM
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Just because no one else has mentioned it, I'll cast a vote for Tiger Tiger: Orange ice cream with licorice stripes. Besides, it's the only ice cream named after a William Blake poem.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:51 PM
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Tiger Tiger: Orange ice cream with licorice stripes.
I'd never heard of this before and now I'm angry that I can't have it!

THANKS A LOT, JERK
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:40 AM
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I'm trying to shift over to frozen yogurt (I forget why, actually - some book said I should though) and am loving the Eddy's fudge brownie frozen yogurt. The cookies-and-cream offering is terrible though. No Oreos were harmed in the making of THAT.

I used a coupon for Coldstone Creamery last weekend for strawberry ice cream with brownie mix-in. Fabulous. Usually I get one of their mint-based combinations.

Read about this morning and want to try: Banana-only ice cream. Freeze cut up banana 2-3 hours, stick it in a food processor and see it magically transform into ice cream-like consistancy. Unfortunately I don't have a food processor at present (and apparently a blender doesn't really do the trick).
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:50 AM
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I made something like the banana-only ice cream the other day, but introduced a little cream and agave nectar to the food processor and ooooohhhhhh my godddddddd
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:35 PM
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Licorice ice cream OH MY GOD.

I want that!

I want it so bad.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Thrifty Ice cream is the best. I love their chocolate chip and mint chip. It's so chippy. It's the best thing about living in Gridley.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:27 AM
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New ice cream &c shop opened in town. I tried their green tea frozen yogurt and got raspberries on top. It was good, though it doesn't hold a candle to green tea ice cream purchased in Japan, not surprisingly.
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