Re:Think’s Almond Asteroid, a more healthful ice cream.
Think ice cream is off-limits in a healthful diet? Think it’s too fattening? Think it’s merely a once-a-month treat — if that?
Napa’s Re:Think Ice Cream wants you to rethink all of that.
Founder George Haymaker has created an ice cream that has about half the calories and a third of the carbs of premium ice cream. It’s also loaded with protein, prebiotic fiber, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. And it’s low glycemic.
Sound too good to be true? Or to even taste decent?
I had a chance to try samples recently of its eight flavors: Mint with Chocolate Flake, Chocolate Majesty, Meyer Lemon Poppy, Coconut Matcha, Coffee Hazelnut, Turmeric Ginger, Almond Asteroid, and Cardamom Pistachio.
Do you scream for ice cream?
You’ll yell even louder then for ice cream sandwiches.
Join yours truly as I host a cooking demo at Macy’s Valley Fair Santa Clara at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 with Becky Sunseri, owner of Tin Pot Creamery in Palo Alto and Los Altos.
Since the demo is just two days before Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t resist enticing you with something not only sweet, but creamy and extra decadent.
Imagine tasting four different vanilla ice creams, each sourced with vanilla from a different country.
The same concept of single-origin that’s been applied to coffees and chocolate bars now comes to premium ice cream.
Los Angeles-based Choctal has done just that with its chocolate and vanilla ice creams. Think four different kinds of vanilla ice cream plus four different kinds of chocolate ice cream. How’s that for a surprising way to introduce variety?
The ice creams come in these flavors: Madagascar Vanilla, Mexican Vanilla, Papua New Guinea Vanilla, Indonesian Vanilla, Ghana Chocolate, Kalimantan Chocolate, Dominican Chocolate and Costa Rican Chocolate.
They are made with single-0rigin chocolate and vanilla sourced from around the world. The ice creams are made without eggs or gluten.