I read an interesting article today about some ice cream shops. It seems customers take too long to decide what to order, and they ask for too many samples. So some shops are enforcing a two sample limit.
Heck, yeah, it would be hard to choose from Black Sesame Ice Cream, Azuki Ice Cream, and the other more “normal” flavors, like Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Mocha Almond Fudge. And I always want to taste something strange before I buy it. Because there is nothing more of a bummer than buying a scoop of ice cream, biting into it, and hating it. BUMMER!
It reminded me of a trip to Baja, Mexico last year. I tasted the Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) ice cream and it was way too tart for me. Good thing! I settled on Sapote Ice Cream, a fruit kind of like a yam with brown sugar. I loved it! Unfortunately, it wasn’t vegan.
But you can always make your own strange and delicious, or normal and delicious–and completely vegan–ice cream. Then you can sample as many flavors as you want!
Today I made vegan Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (strong yogurt flavor,) and tomorrow it’s revisiting an old classic, vegan Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream. I’ve been doing a lot of fruity flavors since they are in season, but I’m craving that mocha and deep, almost bitter chocolate swirl with toasted almonds.
Here’s a link to the article, if you want to read more about it. Wonderfully, the vegan ice cream shop doesn’t put a limit on the number of samples. Yay!!
And here’s more info on my book, if you want to make most of the above flavors yourself. The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites.)