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.
Turkey fat caramel ice cream with candied turkey skin brittle mixed in. I kid you not.
I just downed a scoop of turkey ice cream — and I loved it!
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up Thanksgiving, look no further than Salt & Straw.
The Portland-based ice creamery that has become a sensation with its highly unusual offerings has encapsulated the quintessential flavors of the Thanksgiving feast in its new holiday ice creams.
I had a chance to try samples of the five festive flavors, when pints were sent to my home.
A scoop of cheese ice cream and blackberry ice cream at Kurt’s Farm Shop.
SEATTLE, WA — Yes, I said, “cheese” ice cream. Not “cheesecake” ice cream. But ice cream made with actual cheese. Have I got your attention now? I should — because this ice cream is worth making a special trip for.
Hats off to my friend Tami, who lived in Seattle for a few years, and suggested I make time for the ice cream at Kurt Farm Shop on Capitol Hill. Tucked inside the Chophouse Row building food hall, this sliver of a shop sells cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and glorious ice cream.
The custard base is made at its Kurtwood Farm using Jersey cream and milk from its own cows.
Gotta love the cow art work.
They’re generous with samples. I knew I wanted the Flora’s Cheese flavor from the get-go. The ice cream is super rich and smooth, with a pronounced naturally sweet milky taste. There are actual bits of frozen feta-like cheese in this flavor. It’s cheesecake-like, but not quite as tangy. There’s more of a developed cheese flavor, though, no funkiness. It’s ever so savory and just a twinge salty. It’s one of those flavors that’s an instant classic.