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Neo-Neapolitan ice cream


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Even though I already had a two-bowl Cuisinart ice cream maker, I recently bought the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer via the wonderfulness that is Craigslist. Why, you ask? I'll tell you. As you've probably figured out from the title of this topic, I thought it would be terrific to make three flavors at the same time, then combine them in a mold à la the traditional Neapolitan (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). I've been reading through The Perfect Scoop and The Ultimate Ice Cream Book for ideas. My favorite so far combines goat cheese, strawberry-black pepper, and basil ice creams. What three flavors do you think would look and taste great together?

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Chocolate, chili pepper/lime, macadamia nut. That's a flavor combo I use in truffles a lot. Or maybe go Asian and do Black sesame, banana, and white chocolate, or milk chocolate, green tea, black sesame. There are so many options! Definitely post some pictures, I'd love to see how it turns out.

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chocolate espresso/banana/pistachio would be my triple threat choices.

I can't have regular chocolate but I make choc ice cream with Dutched cocoa which doesn't give me a problem.

I've got a three-section mold that is shaped like a shamrock and I have used it for an ice cream mold with three flavors.

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Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana (my favorite all-together combo), could sub the peanut butter for hazelnut ice cream to be a little more mellow and grown-up.

Ginger, Dark Chocolate, Macadamia Brittle

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Great ideas, all. Thank you. Please keep 'em coming.

I'm planning to make a bunch of peach ice cream (Lebovitz's recipe) tonight or tomorrow. Any thoughts about what'd go with that?

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Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Great ideas, all. Thank you. Please keep 'em coming.

I'm planning to make a bunch of peach ice cream (Lebovitz's recipe) tonight or tomorrow. Any thoughts about what'd go with that?

I have made a layered ice cream "cake" with peach, butter pecan and coffee ice creams, I topped it with a scored round of shortbread just before serving. Then removed the shortbread, broke it into wedges and placed a wedge of the "cake" on each plate and leaned the shortbread against it.

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My latest idea: Tiramisu (David Lebovitz), Nutella (from Chocolate & Zucchini), and Goat Cheese (Lebovitz or Charlie Trotter). It's not as colorful as many of the other combinations in this forum, but I'll bet the flavors will go together spectacularly well.

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Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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My latest idea: Tiramisu (David Lebovitz), Nutella (from Chocolate & Zucchini), and Goat Cheese (Lebovitz or Charlie Trotter). It's not as colorful as many of the other combinations in this forum, but I'll bet the flavors will go together spectacularly well.

Alex,

Have you made the Nutella ice cream from Chocolate & Zucchini before? I tried it a couple of years ago and had disastrous results - a very dense mass that never really froze (no wonder - it's almost 1/2 Nutella by weight!), like a solid version of Nutella. As for the taste, it was so rich that nobody cared for it. Definitely not recommended.

On the other hand, my experience so far with all of David Lebovitz's ice cream recipes has been fantastic!

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My latest idea: Tiramisu (David Lebovitz), Nutella (from Chocolate & Zucchini), and Goat Cheese (Lebovitz or Charlie Trotter). It's not as colorful as many of the other combinations in this forum, but I'll bet the flavors will go together spectacularly well.

Alex,

Have you made the Nutella ice cream from Chocolate & Zucchini before? I tried it a couple of years ago and had disastrous results - a very dense mass that never really froze (no wonder - it's almost 1/2 Nutella by weight!), like a solid version of Nutella. As for the taste, it was so rich that nobody cared for it. Definitely not recommended.

On the other hand, my experience so far with all of David Lebovitz's ice cream recipes has been fantastic!

Interesting. No, I haven't done a practice batch yet, although I certainly planned to do so before making it part of the trio. Adam Roberts (aka The Amateur Gourmet) also endorsed Clotilde's recipe, so I figured it was OK. Giada D (Hmm, sounds like a rap star) has a more traditional, custard-based recipe on foodnetwork.com. Maybe I should just make a big batch of base and use that for all three.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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