I recently made Isa of PPK’s avocado cucumber tea sandwiches. Delicious! Hello, spring.
Grey is my favorite color; mostly because it perfectly matches every other color. So when I saw this post for grey ice cream on Pintrest (psst… wanna follow me on Pintrest?), I had to try duplicating it. Turns out black sesame seed paste gives it its color.
Having never heard of black sesame seed paste, I did some googling and found out, unsurprisingly, that it’s mostly used in asian cooking. With this in mind I decided to bring some Thai flavors into the recipe. I used coconut milk as the base of the ice cream and paired it with G-Living’s red pepper and basil mango cones. The flavor combo turned out to be crazy good! The sesame seeds gave the ice cream an earthy, toasted flavor and the coconut makes it rich and creamy. The mango is tart, the basil fresh, and the red peper gives it a kick.
Black sesame seed paste, I came to find out, is not easy to track down. I had to go to several stores in Chinatown to find it. Because of that, I ended up making this recipe twice: once with store bought sesame paste and once with homemade sesame paste. I preferred the store bought version but they both worked. So, check your local asian market and, if they have it, great! If not, follow the recipe below.
Black Sesame Seed Paste Ingredients
Black Sesame Seed Directions
Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream Ingredients:
Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream Directions:
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. The end of February was super busy! I fully intend to start posting more regularly now that things have calmed down a bit.
Oh! One more thing. It seems that several people have nominated me for SAVEUR’S Best Food Photography Blog Award. Thank you so much to everyone that has submitted my name! Nominations are open till April 26th. =)
Happy Valentine’s day y’all. =)
I’m a busy lady this week so today’s post will be brief.
The challenge for this post: Use a pink background. It’s definitely not my go-to color palette.
Oh, hey, check out my post from this weekend. I was lucky enough to get to photograph the talented ladies of Desert Shark. =)