Guess what! Today is I Spy Plum Pie’s second blogiversary! When I turned to B two years ago and said ‘I think I want to start a blog’ I don’t think I really thought I’d still be here two years later, but I’m very glad I stuck with it! So, what better way to celebrate than with a plum based recipe – plum & coconut ice cream!
This post is in collaboration with Crazy Sales
As the weather started to warm up my mind started ticking over with all the delicious summer foods I want to make this year. I don’t eat a whole lot of dairy and coconut milk ice cream tends to be rather pricy to buy, so an ice cream maker had gone to the top of my Christmas wishlist.
Despite the fact Melbourne hasn’t had the warmest of Springs, on the weekend of the 25-27 October it played host to the Australian leg of the Gelato World Tour, which was held in Argyle Square in Carlton. The Gelato World Tour is being held in eight cities across five continents and pits sixteen gelato makers against one another for each leg of the competition. Each gelato maker presents one flavour and is judged by a panel of experts, as well as votes by the public, with the top three heading to the Grand Finale in Italy in 2014. (more…)
After hearing a lot about the new gelato joint on Brunswick Street – N2 Extreme Gelato – I decided I had to go check it out, so B and I headed up on a Saturday evening to see what all the fuss is about. N2 started in Sydney, and what makes them different is all the gelato is made on the spot using liquid nitrogen. The theory being that the liquid nitrogen causes the gelato to freeze faster resulting in creamier, smoother gelato. Plus, there’s also the spectacle of seeing liquid nitrogen!
Today’s post is less of a recipe, and more of a how-to! I live in a share house with three other people and the two boys have a slight obsession with magnum ice creams. Every Monday night before we settle in for a family viewing of Q&A they have a little competition (usually an arm wrestle or rock-paper-scissors!) to decide whose turn it is to go and get the magnums. This week however, it was one of the boys birthdays so I decided to make my own version of a magnum for them instead – and giant sized at that! It turned out better than expected so I thought I’d share it with you!