Interesting Flavors

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2008/06/01 11:13:01 (permalink)

Interesting Flavors

There probably several threads on intersting or unusual ice cream flavors...but after reading the New England Ice Cream Tour reviews, I had to discover my own new flavor.

Five of us headed down to the city - Chicago - to the Bobtail Ice Cream Factory. One of their specialty flavors is called Signature Sunset.

Signature Sunset is a Merlot based ice cream flavor with dark chocolate chips added. It was creamy and smooth, with a distictive red-wine Merlot flavor and complimentary dark chocolate pieces.

Most surprising to me was the great Merlot flavor. It added a burgundy cherry like color to the ice cream base and a wonderful taste. The chocolate paired well...really well!

My second tasting flavor was Winter Commute, a pairing of white chocolate ice cream and macadamia nuts. A solid flavor, but if there had to be a winner, it was Signature Sunset.

Bobtail makes their own ice cream and specialty items.

Bobtail Ice Cream
2951 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-880-7372
www.bobtailicecream.com
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    DLnWPBrown
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/01 11:20:48 (permalink)
    Cherry ice cream, with seedless white grapes cut in half, and with tiny bits of tangerine mixed in.


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    ChiTownDiner
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/01 11:27:04 (permalink)
    Is that a home made or commercial flavor?
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/01 12:05:10 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Cherry ice cream, with seedless white grapes cut in half, and with tiny bits of tangerine mixed in.


    Dennis in Cary


    Yes,please share...where do you get that..tangerine add in sounds GREAT!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/01 19:53:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ChiTownDiner

    Is that a home made or commercial flavor?


    Yes, it is a homemade ice cream. It's base is a dark cherrie ice cream, not cherry/vanilla. Take a small bunch of white seedless grapes and halve them, then add 1 clementine or juicy tangerine that is seeded and de-skinned. Fantastic flavors.


    Dennis in Cary
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/01 21:19:41 (permalink)
    Thanks - that does sound good. Do you make the dark cherrie ice cream first and then add in?
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/02 17:49:50 (permalink)
    Tonight's dessert treat will be some Cherry Cordial Ice Cream that has pieces of marasheno cherry and chocolate bits in it...We will pile on a bunch of fresh chopped Yellow Sweet cherries (picked yesterday) that have been soaking in Cherry flavored Schnapps for 24 hours. Yep I don't much care about the dinner menu, Let's just head towards the dessert !!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/02 22:11:26 (permalink)
    Tonight I matched some Haggen Daaz carmelized pear and toasted coconut ice cream with pears I poached in port wine, a dollup of clotted cream and some blue cheese crumbles.

    It worked very well together.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/02 22:29:54 (permalink)
    [url='http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4337']This Place[/url] had Black Licorice soft serve last time I went in. I don't like licorice too much, but I definitely think it qualifies as interesting!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/02 23:42:13 (permalink)
    Tony,
    B Robbins had Licorice as a flavor now and then. I thought it was really bad, but the kids liked what it did to their faces and mouth interior when they ate it!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/03 06:24:50 (permalink)
    Wow....I don't know about that one...sounds strange!!!!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/03 18:07:52 (permalink)
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    Thanks - that does sound good. Do you make the dark cherrie ice cream first and then add in?


    Yes. you make a dark cherry ice cream and as it nears the end of churning, you add the grapes and tangerine. By adding the tangerine at the end, the ice cream holds it's shape.

    I've also done an apple ice cream using Mutsu apples from the orchards up in south western Virginia. They are crisp as can be. Sometimes we cook them down, other times an ice cream made with some cider in it and fresh uncooked apples added in.


    Dennis in Cary
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/03 18:14:51 (permalink)
    I enjoyed strawberry-basil ice cream at Sebastion Joe's in Minneapolis. Mighty tasty.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/03 19:34:24 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    Tonight's dessert treat will be some Cherry Cordial Ice Cream that has pieces of marasheno cherry and chocolate bits in it...We will pile on a bunch of fresh chopped Yellow Sweet cherries (picked yesterday) that have been soaking in Cherry flavored Schnapps for 24 hours. Yep I don't much care about the dinner menu, Let's just head towards the dessert !!


    Al - I'll be right over!
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    mayor al
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/03 20:14:52 (permalink)
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    We did the Cherry Schnapps Cherries on the Cherry Cordial ice cream and my only complaint was that it was unbelieveably sweet. Maybe on Cherry Vanila Ice Cream it would mellow out a bit. We need to 'tart' these cherries up a bit before piling them on the already sweet ice cream! Tonight Janet will put a dash of Lime juice in the cherries to see if that will redirect the taste a bit.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/04 20:10:32 (permalink)
    I also like strawberry with banana slices, pecans, and pits of pineapple. I add chocolate sauce when I go to eat some, and sometimes salted peanuts!!!


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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/05 07:55:06 (permalink)
    Awesome ideas and combinations DLn! Thanks!
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/05 08:00:34 (permalink)
    The other day, the kid in me took over. I visited an ice cream store that features cookie dough creations. The cookie dough contains no eggs, comes in 8 flavors and is available several ways including being baked as cookies and sent all over the USA. I opted for a medium ice cream topped with cookie dough. What I received was pure sweet, flavorful pleasure. My flavor choice was cherry chocolate chip. Two huge scoops in a cup. It was topped with a large scoop of cake batter cookie dough. The cake batter cookie dough had all the colorful little pieces in it and with it's bright yellow coloring, it made a neat contrast to the cheery chocolate chip. It was mighty fine and at the table of 5, the fan favorite combination.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/05 08:01:46 (permalink)
    A local place to me has teaberry ice cream. Remember teaberry gum? It tastes just like that. It is wonderful and I have never seen it anywhere else.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/05 08:35:07 (permalink)
    That's a new one on me also.
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    RE: Interesting Flavors 2008/06/05 15:58:10 (permalink)
    Teaberry, uh...not so much for me, sorry.


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