I can’t digest ice cream at all, an awful lactose intolerant body that I have, but the rest of my family loves ice cream sooooooooooooooooo I went the route of the best out there – van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, ordering from their Order Online Pick Four option. I got three EOS family members what I thought would be their favorites, but taking the Sicilian Pistachio out of the mix to go with a Lemon Pistachio Crunch birthday cake I’m making to serve Christmas Day dinner for our Christmas Day birthday baby.
The ice cream came from FedEx, boxed up in a Styrofoam container with dry ice at the bottom and a huge note from The State of new York about the hazards of dry ice.
For the vegan in your family (none in ours thankfully), vL sells a whole line of vegan ice creams, whatever that means. I don’t think I want to know but good for them to create an option that was probably in demand in the city and Brooklyn. Their Candied Ginger is awesome, so gingerly without killing what it goes with. I haven’t tried the others so the kids may find mom asking for just a taste as they open each container!
Now to find room in the freezer and see how to dispose of the dry ice.
My version of this cake may not look as causally perfect, but the recipe looks light and different and birthday’ish.