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Willy Wonka Ice Cream Tasting

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I got a golden ticket!

I finally have time to write about our end of the summer bbq. After dinner we had a Willy Wonka ice cream tasting courtesy of Oakland based Dreyer’s. They sent me an ice chest full of their new line of wacky Wonka ice cream flavors. Fourteen of our friends tasted and ranked the creamy concoctions in order of their preference.

tasting

Here are the results:

  1. Kerfuffle Truffle, chocolate ice cream with chocolate truffles and swirls of fudge
  2. Caramel Nut Kadoozle, caramel ice cream with mixed nut brittle and walnut caramel swirl
  3. Chocolate Mintropolis, chocolate ice cream with peppermint patties and chocolate mint cookies
  4. Chipperberry Swirl, black raspberry and vanilla ice cream with chocolaty chips
  5. Chocolate Chipper Chip, vanilla ice cream with chocolaty potato chip bark and swirls
  6. Kernelpuff Caramelstuff, caramel ice cream with popped kernels, pecan pralines and salted caramel swirls
  7. Chocolate Snowflakes, vanilla ice cream with melt-in-your-mouth chocolaty flakes
The first place winner was a super chocolaty combination. We did have a bunch of chocoholics in the group which I think skewed the numbers.¬†I was sure the vanilla with chocolate covered potato chips was going to be my favorite but it was too salty. I actually preferred¬†the two caramel flavors. The brittle and praline were very yummy additions to the ice cream but don’t take my word for it go try them yourself. Thank you, Mr. Wonka!
A fight almost broke out!

A fight almost broke out!

Note: Wonka Ice Cream is currently sold exclusively in the Northern CA and Reno areas.
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Bitter + Sweet Coffee and Dessert Bar


Cool little spot that serves humphry slocombe ice cream and you don’t have to drive to San Fran to get it!!! Nuff said…

You’re Welcome.

2 scoops: Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee & Red Bean Dr. Pepper

Note: they don’t have all flavors just like 4-6. Good coffee too.

Website: http://www.bitter-sweet.com/

Humphry Slocombe ice cream


Crazy ice cream flavors in the Mission. We finally made it to Humphry Slocombe. Although it was December and freezing outside I still had to have it. I ordered the “Secret breakfast”¬†(cornflakes & bourbon) which may sound¬†disgusting¬†but was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Mike opted for the “guinness gingerbread”. As an¬†Irishman¬†just days before Christmas he had no other choice. He liked it… let’s just say I didn’t ask for a 2nd bite but I’ve never been a fan of gingerbread. The ice cream whatever the flavor is super creamy and¬†amazingly fresh.¬†I hope to return in the summer to try other flavors like: blue bottle¬†Vietnamese¬†coffee, cream cheese chocolate chip, government cheese and sweet corn-blackberry.

* don’t worry this was pre-cleanse

Website: http://www.humphryslocombe.com/

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Cinnamon-Crunch Peach Sundaes

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Yum! I was looking for a way to use up some peaches and this is what I found! Ice cream covered in lemon marinated peaches, buttery graham cracker crumble and a cinnamon syrup. The little crunchies make the sundae. If you’re smart you’ll double the recipe. Honestly, you really don’t need the syrup. It’s grand with or without.

view from the top

view from the top

vanillastarterFor the vanilla ice cream we used the Williams-Sonoma Ice cream starter. The few egg based ice creams we’ve made have not impressed me. They are overly creamy and have a milky taste so when I saw this mix I snapped it up. It was fantastic and does not skimp on the Madagascar Bourbon. The flavor was bananas – not literally… I will use this again and again even though it’s a bit overpriced. Need an ice cream maker? This one is awesome.

Recipe link

Doggy Frozen Yogurt and Happy New Year!

After 5 minutes of intense licking

Mr. Ed after some intense licking

We celebrate Edison’s birthday on New Years day. He was a pound dog so we don’t know his exact birth date but this is easy to remember. For his sixth “b” day we gave him blueberry & vanilla bean y√∂ghund (organic doggy frozen yogurt). It was cold and solid as a rock but that didn’t stop him from licking until it was gone (it took a good 5-7 minutes for him to finish).yoghundyogurt

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the team at Bay Area Foodie: Nicole, Mike and Edison!

Website: http://www.yoghund.com/

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