Ice cream. Is it just me?

Lanny

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I used to LOVE ice cream: still love it now; but, find the fat can be problematic to digest now, though due to my liver problems. Don’t have it very often now! :(

Always needed to bolus for it, +2 after a meal, when at home but, very often don’t need to when out & about: definitely being active or moving about more when out helps to keep the BS from spiking up!:rolleyes:

For YEARS a plain mint, NOT chocolate mint & choc. chips are the WORST as they’re like hard pellets ESPECIALLY if in a soft scoop, which isn’t as easy to find was my favourite. THEN, I discovered gelato on my holidays to Italy & my favourites are the nuts flavours: hazelnut my absolute favourite; not easy to find that flavour in UK either; have to settle for chocolate hazelnut, or praline, which isn’t as aromatically nutty! Pistachio is quite nice too & once had parmesan which was quite unusual but, nice as well!:p

BUT, the most unusual flavour I’ve ever had, by mistake was a whipped purple colour I assumed was blackcurrant, of a Chinese root vegetable, I don’t know what it would be in English but, in phonetic Cantonese written in English is Woo Tau! Yuck! DID NOT like that: very earthy, cross between a parsnip & a swede; VERY odd in an ice cream flavour!o_O There are some pretty wacky fruit & vegetable flavours of ice cream in HK!:eek: AND I never assume flavours by colour anymore, always asking what it is first!o_O
 

Madeline

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I think that might have been taro @Lanny, Wu Tao Gou is taro cake. I’ve only had it in moon cakes, it’s erm different.
 

Lanny

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Ah! Thanks for that @Madeline , yes, I’ve had that before for dessert & it’s ok because of all the sugar in it & the lotus paste in moon cake: on it’s own in ice cream it was weird; it’s a slightly greyish purple colour of skin with a greyish off white colour inside & hence the lilac colour of the whipped ice cream! :rolleyes: Still; it was an experience!:eek::D
 

Madeline

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I bet, we cook and eat a lot of Asian food - lockdown and shielding has given us plenty of time to work through some enormous cook books. I find their sweet flavourings very different to Europeans, and the salt egg in moon cake just bizarre.
 

trophywench

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I absolutely do remember the blocks of ice cream and that's exactly where I first got my love of the coffee, pistachio and strawberry Neapolitan from, since I was approx 5 years of age and we went to the Isle of Wight for our holidays.

Browns, who used to own the golf course at Sandown, and the ice-cream parlour there, also made ice cream commercially ........
 

trophywench

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So, their products don't contain either condoms or GMOs - I'm rather relieved to hear that!
 
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