Weird ice cream is still good ice cream
This will be a very quick post, because I didn’t actually cook anything this time. Easy peasy!
There’s a little “express,” grocery store at the end of our street, and it always shocks me that they’re able to stock such a great number of diverse food items within such a small amount of space. When I saw this ice cream, I had to pick it up, partly because it aroused my curiosity, but also to support the express store’s willingness to take a risk on a product. I’m guessing they don’t sell a lot of this in my neighbourhood, but they still had a shocking number of these containers available for sale.
Living in diverse Toronto as we do, it no longer shocks me to see green tea ice cream, or black bean ice cream, because I’ve tasted both at sushi restaurants for years. But black sesame? I couldn’t even imagine the flavour.
Another thing that excited me about this purchase was that I’m always looking for something my kids might try. People often ask, “Are your kids daring eaters too?” The answer to that question is a very firm, “Nuh-uh,” but I thought they might be willing to make an exception for something boasting the title, “ice cream.” And I was right. Happy Mother’s Day to me. There’s nothing moms enjoy more than being right when it comes to their kids. Right?
He’s mad because she won’t let him hold the container. Oh, the joy in being a little brother.
Success with the muddy black sesame ice cream! Rating: 4 Yums. It’s hard to describe the flavour. Think rich ice cream. Now add sweet sesame, with a toasted aftertaste. I should have gotten more creative with this dangerous food and made a dessert that incorporated a few things, restaurant-style, but I thought it might be fun to throw that out there as a question. What would go well with sesame ice cream if you were trying to be fancy? I’m thinking dense warm molasses cake with seaweed in it. Who has other ideas?