Even if one can suffocate from dry ice, what a way to go….

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.


10 thoughts on “Even if one can suffocate from dry ice, what a way to go….

  1. Greenwich boy made good. I buy the ginger at Whole Foods and with no one other than the dog to share it with and no lactose intolerance, I manage to eat the container without any problem. 🙂

  2. Have you tried So Delicious or CocoBliss? Both made from coconut milk & are pretty damn good. It’ll satisfy the craving, if you get one.

    Many, many years ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Christmas Eve dinner at the home of a huge Italian family. Someone made what they called Christmas Pasta. It was all white & baked & served in a casserole dish & contained some kind of fish – all mushed together. It was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten & I’ve tried for years now to get the recipe. I ask almost every Italian I meet if they had it growing up & not one of them has ever heard of it or had anything like it. By chance, is Christmas Pasta on your menu or have you ever had it?

    1. Fish inside ice cream? Nope, never heard of it. Sounds awful but I’ll take your word that it was delicious.
      I don’t buy ice cream because I can’t eat it and Mr. EOS doesn’t need it so no, i haven’t tried either brand you cited. Sound good though.

  3. Lol, I think anon started a new paragraph for a new subject. I only know that cause I’m teaching grammar!

    You reminded me of Pune of our family Christmas traditions– Ray’s Ice Cream cordials, from a place in Royal Oak Michigan. They were vanilla ice cream molded to the shape of a fruit–apples or peaches, usually. Coated with a thin candy shell that must have been airbrushed on, they had a cordial filling in the center that would ooze out. Plain ones were ordered for the children, but I always managed to get a boozy one😈

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