You might not think anything could make ice cream even more delicious, but have you traveled to Nagasaki? In this Japanese metropolis you’ll find chirin-chirin, an ice cream that has been ‘sold at tourist spots around Nagasaki City for over 50 years’. Apparently this delicious dessert is dished up by ‘little old ladies’ and costs just under $1. But how do they get that ice cream rosebud magic happening?
There are dessert cafes and then there are places like Cafe Est! Est! in Tokyo. This incredible venue is home to some of the Japanese capital’s most famous desserts. Why? They stack ‘em high! Ice cream sundaes are piled high with scoops and ice cream cones are added to the mix to make the dessert […]
I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears, either. There is an instrumental licking performance known as ‘lickestra’. Created by New York-based designers Emilie Lucie Baltz and Carla Diana, this food/performance art project sees ‘a series of conductive, flavored ice creams onto four white pedestals, each triggering a various sound when licked. From deep baselines to […]
Haven’t we all dreamed of glow in the dark ice cream? Well, glow in the dark anything is cool but this just takes the cake! Charlie Francis, an ice cream aficionado, has invented this all-too-wacky ice cream that ‘harnesses its magic from chemically recreated jellyfish protein’ and glows in the dark just like you’d imagine. […]
Livia Marin, who appropriates mass-market objects to reflect on how people relate to them, has a Nomadic Patterns series showing ceramics having some sort of meltdown. The effect is surreal and makes us want to eat ice-cream. UPDATE: Guess what? We interviewed Livia Marin! Here’s a select bit from our exclusive interview. What gave you […]
They say that too much of a good thing is bad. The guy that said that probably never experienced the giant soft serve ice cream being sold in Tamsui, Taiwan. Stacked at more than 12 inches high, this giant ice cream is made up of all your dreams and fantasies. This insane amount of ice […]
It’s hot, hot, hot, and the folks at Philadelphia-based book publisher Quirk Books felt it so much, they decided to mash up books with ice cream. Coincidentally, July is National Ice Cream Month. Just the idea of Berry Potter gives us the chortles. Well, laughing lets off heat too, we’re sure.
We know how much you like ice cream, so why not put a few scoops on your wall? More specifically, you can stick ten huge ice cream scoop decals to your wall in celebration of Blik’s 10-year-anniversary, complete with sprinkles and a cherry. Now all you need is some cake to make this a proper […]
I don’t care if it looks too good to eat, I’d definitely tuck into one of these ice-cream moon cakes created by London designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Häagen-Dazs. The White Moon consists of flavours including pistachio, macadamia nut, meringue and raspberry, while the Orange Moon is filled with chocolate, nuts and salted caramel. The designers say they were inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent film Le Voyage dans la Lune, Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian’s relief work of 1929, a childhood Bollywood song and the near-spherical shapes of early ice cream bombes. So a cake that is as pretentious as it is delicious. I’m OK with that… who has a spoon?
Is this a joke? We couldn’t locate the Toothpaste and Orange Juice flavour anywhere on Ben and Jerry’s official site. If this is for real, does this mean we can finally brush our teeth and eat dessert at the same time? Mind-boggling (and tooth-decaying).
You know what they say about YouTube comments. Always read them. One went, ‘Never watch at this after 00.00 It was fuckin´horrible’. We clearly didn’t heed that and merrily skipped ahead to watch a Japanese bloke covered in goop stare at us as he ate ice cream off the top of his head. Another said, […]
The sun comes out, the temperature rises, and all of a sudden, everyone’s sporting an ice cream cone. But in cities where the sun shines on the daily, ice cream is more of an art to be perfected than a seasonal affair. Los Angeles is Exhibit A. Over in Beverly Hills, the fine folks that brought cupcake to its past glory, Sprinkles, have recently opened a white-tiled, neon-signed ice cream shop.
Last summer, two MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists were studying the effects of yogurt on obesity. What they didn’t expect was to see the mice they were using to grow bigger balls. First of all, the mice started to show a better, ‘luxuriantly silky’ fur. Then they figured out that the yogurt-eaters were having testicles about 15 […]
Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlor has hit the streets in London’s Camden town. Well equipped with lab coats and zany goggles, the staff whips, or rather carefully pours, the nitrogen to the custard mixture, creating a cosmic cream for you to enjoy. Ye, we have finally entered the age of The Jetsons! [Photos via Gourmet Traveller]