Carl’s Jr., you have previously repulsed me with your overly sexualized advertisements, featuring buxom young things deep-throating burgers and fries. But then you came out with this delectable treat: a PopTart ice cream sandwich, and I was like, “Fuck my feminist morals, there’s delicious ice cream treats on the horizon — and only $1.49 each!” Also, why has it taken so long for someone to come up with this combo? Snack-o-vators, have you been sleeping on the job?
This wine ice cream is the real deal, containing 5 percent alcohol by volume, which means enjoying a couple scoops of Chocolate Cabernet or Peach White Zinfandel could make you a bit tipsy. And I can’t really think of anything better than that. [$7.95/pint, plus shipping, Mercer's]
I love America. I love America for a number of reasons, not the least of which is our unheralded success in creating new and awesome snack innovations, or snackovations. The latest genius idea? Ice cream nachos. Sure, it sort of sounds disgusting when you say it, but we’re talking about creamy ice cream served with pieces of nacho-sized cone and toppings. What will they think of next? Perhaps an ice cream chalupa? Or an ice cream hot dog, made from poundcake and fudge? Baskin Robbins, get at me. [Foodbeast]
You’re a little old fashioned and maybe a little conservative. You’re a hard worker who is detail-oriented at work and in your social life. (And very respectful to your date.) So while you are kind of conservative, you also are a decadent person. Sure, you can be all business. But when you’re ready to unwind, you unwind with the best of them. Keep reading »
I’ll preface this Crave by saying I am literally Craving this right now, and as soon as you try it, you will be too. I consider myself fortunate to be able to say that ice cream is my only vice — well, aside from brut, brut rosé, prosecco, and any and all other varieties of sparkling wine beverages. I have also been known to get adventurous in the freezer section of the grocery store from time to time. Last night, my audacious nature while shopping for food led me straight into the arms of something called Adonia, which I feel is my destiny. A derivative of delicious gelato brand Ciao Bella, this new Greek frozen yogurt is fat-free, doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners, and happens to be just 130 calories per serving (75 a pop, if you go for the bars), but what you want to know is how delicious is it? So, so delicious — cold, creamy, and smooth, with a texture somewhat like a more frozen Pinkberry. It comes in seven flavors (vanilla, raspberry, blueberry, key lime, peach, mango, and espresso), with bars in peach and blueberry. The peach is my favorite. You want to eat this. Adonia is brand new, but should be on the shelves of your grocery store of choice by the end of the month. [$6.99, Adonia by Ciao Bella]
Friday was a sad day, for on Friday we lost 40,000 gallons of ice cream when a truck overturned on the highway in Indiana. Will no one think of the ice cream, a-tumbling down across the highway in a slushy pile of dairy deliciousness. It breaks my wee little heart. [Buzzfeed]
HarassMint Chocolate Chip with Fondled Fudge Chunks and Assaulted Peanuts? Oh, Herman Cain, you had this coming. Even if it is a spoof. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Ice cream and summer go together like keg stands and frat parties. And when we heard there was a way that you could actually make soft-serve ice cream at home, we thought it might be too good to be true. But the reviews on this powder pink soft-serve maker from Cuisinart say it’s the real deal. The ice cream takes only a half hour to make, which is great for those of us who have short attention spans and impatient bellies (show of hands?) and you can add virtually any flavor or ingredient. Basil peppermint in a waffle cone, anyone?
On a recent boiling hot summer day, we were on a stroll, dripping with sweat from head to ass to toe, craving something cool and refreshing. An answer to our prayers came in the form of a woman selling what she called paletas (also known as “Mexican ice pops”). Not your average popsicle, these babies are packed with fruit and other fresh flavors in wicked combinations like mango-chile, horchata-strawberry, and dulce de leche. We were in heaven. Imagine our delight when we discovered that there was a cookbook — called Palepas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas — filled with recipes for these easy-to-make treats. Now all future cravings can be satiated in our — and your! — own kitchen. Hallelujah!