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Post by EADG » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 3:14 am

sticking my neck on on this one, but (Good) Humour me, what is yours?

once you get beyond that yuppie Haagen Daaz nonsense, or however you spell it (heard it was made in Newark, NJ, the industrial pollution capital of the US, and the name has no meaning) what I always found the best in the States (chirp in here MHB, if you will) is Breyers with a "B".

In Japan they had Dreyers with a "D", and was the usual supermarket-variety air-blown crap, never saw the drek in the States
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Post by Matney » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 6:41 am

Dairy Bell in Melbourne was pretty good.

When I grew up near St. Joseph, Missouri, there was a dairy shop called Goodrich. They had the best Brownie Nut Fudge Chocolate Ice Cream. It was so wicked, not a calorie in it! LOL :wink:

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 7:28 am

Ben & Jerrys, end of story.

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Post by Bubbles » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 8:39 pm

Yep, second MHB, Ben and Jerry's definitely.
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Post by EADG » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:53 am

Bubbles wrote:Yep, second MHB, Ben and Jerry's definitely.
but have you actually ever had Breyers?

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Post by Bubbles » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:17 am

No, is it good? Must be if it's better than B&J's.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 7:10 am

EADG wrote:
Bubbles wrote:Yep, second MHB, Ben and Jerry's definitely.
but have you actually ever had Breyers?
Of course I've had Breyers. There is no comparison. Breyers is whipped up air and nonsensense and not in the same category as B&Js.

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Post by Bubbles » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 7:43 am

Anyone make homemade ice-cream? It's fab. When you see what goes into it, though, you think twice about eating it, it just shouts, 'Fatty, here I am!'...........................

SORRY, KNOW THIS IS NOT A COOKERY SITE, JUST THIS ONE, HONEST...



Preparation time over 2 hours

Cooking time less than 10 mins
Ingredients
2 vanilla pods
500ml/16fl oz double cream (see tip)
70g/3oz sugar
3 egg yolks



Method
1. Halve the vanilla pods lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Add the pods to the cream and bring to the boil, add the sugar and stir to dissolve it.
2. Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl then strain the cream onto them, stirring constantly.
3. Pour the ice cream into another bowl through a fine sieve and whisk in the vanilla seeds. Pour into an ice cream maker or large freezer proof dish. Freeze until set. It normally takes around 2 hours.

Tip: Due to the absence of milk in this recipe, the ice cream does not crystallise in the freezer bowl. So there s no need to stir it. Ideal for anyone without an ice cream maker.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 9:25 am

Bubbles wrote:Anyone make homemade ice-cream? It's fab.
Yes I have, but knowing whats in it and what makes it so good -- usually keeps me away.

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Post by tiki » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 9:31 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
EADG wrote:
Bubbles wrote:Yep, second MHB, Ben and Jerry's definitely.
but have you actually ever had Breyers?
Of course I've had Breyers. There is no comparison. Breyers is whipped up air and nonsensense and not in the same category as B&Js.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:44 am

tiki wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
EADG wrote: but have you actually ever had Breyers?
Of course I've had Breyers. There is no comparison. Breyers is whipped up air and nonsensense and not in the same category as B&Js.
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At last! Someone who understands me. :)

Seriously, even after the Unilever buy out, B&Js is still th best mass produced ice cream.

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Post by uk-kiwi » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:18 pm

ben and jerry's....no way unless you like all the rubbishy lollies and sweets that go into it. try good ole NZ TIP TOP boysenberry ripple. creamy and fruity it's just delicious and even though it comes in those big square tubs you would usually keep away from it's great. you guys have to get to a NZ Natural store as well to try 'proper' ice cream.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:26 pm

uk-kiwi wrote:ben and jerry's....no way unless you like all the rubbishy lollies and sweets that go into it. try good ole NZ TIP TOP boysenberry ripple. creamy and fruity it's just delicious and even though it comes in those big square tubs you would usually keep away from it's great. you guys have to get to a NZ Natural store as well to try 'proper' ice cream.
Of course we do have NZ natural, still prefer B&Js with all the, what was it? 'rubbishy lollies and sweets' that go into. Strange never heard oatmeal cookies, brownies and belgian chocolate described quite that way before.

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Post by uk-kiwi » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:31 pm

but the actual joy of eating something cold and creamy and not having to chew just completely disappears when you've got lumps and bumps even if they are 'quality' ingredients. i love brownies and i love belgian chocolate but on their own. you can keep your oatmeal though!

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Post by tiki » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 1:34 pm

Eating 'healthy' ice cream defeats the purpose..... :P

..it's sinful yea....

but you don't have to end up in a confession booth to feel better :wink:
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