Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Weeks ago, in a fit of ridiculousness, Alison and I searched for Pumpkin ice cream at Whole Foods, CVS and Klein's, but we had no success. The closest thing we could find was handmade sweet potato gelato at Whole Foods, but upon close inspection of the price ($9.99 for a pint!) we settled for Ben and Jerry's coffee. I toyed around with the idea of making pumpkin ice cream because it had been a little while since I broke out the cuisinart, but it was also in the middle of prelims and the time required to make ice cream instead of just eating it was not justifiable. Our prayers were answered the last time I visited Trader Joe's.
perfectly pumpkin pumpkin ice cream
There it was, innocent and unassuming. I took it home and opened it up for that perfect half frozen/half not frozen spoonful that occurs only when you're bringing ice cream home from the store. And you know what? It was perfectly pumpkin! Not too strong or spicy, not just vanilla with pumpkin flavor. This stuff was great.
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Here I served it with a few vanilla wafers, but I have to admit, the last scoop was really the best, served over a small slice of flourless chocolate cake, sorry I don't have a picture of that one, but you'll have to take my word for it.


  1. Andy said...
    Mmmmm, looks good. Ginger snaps might be a good addition as well.
    sher said...
    That looks great!! I'm going to look for that now. Gee, you are so sophisticated--putting yours in a bowl. Mine usually gets eaten right out of the carton. :)
    toni said...
    mmmmm. you can always count on Trader Joe's. ...The pumpkin at Culver's is pretty good too, but alas I don't think Culver's and PA have mixed yet.
    miss you!
    Celine said...
    mmm pumpkin ice cream
    it looks real yummy!

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