Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This is why I make my own ice cream!

Today I learned that Haagen Daz, Breyers and Baskin-Robbins are getting their milk from dairies that inject their cows with genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Gross! Ben and Jerry’s on the other hand has chosen to be rBGH free. This is surprising news, considering many other countries, including my Canada, has banned the use of this hormone. How evil is Monsado, who developed rBGH, and the FDA! And I’m particularly disappointed with Haagen Daz, which until now was my favourite store bought ice cream. Boooo! Read on...

P.S. I use Clover Organic milk in my ice cream.  

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ice Cream Smackdown!

 My friend Aaron invited me to enter an ice cream smackdown party hosted by the lovely Alexis. It was so much fun! Alexis went all out with the details and decorations. My favourite touches were the ice cream dish set, adorable ballot cards and portable coolers to keep the ice cream from melting while everyone sampled all the creamy goodness -- genius!

Competition was fierce. Seven handmade creations were judged -- pyscho chocolate, salted pistachio, jackfruit, banana caramel swirl, salted caramel brownie sundae, blackberry and maple walnut spice (made by yours truly). After several rounds of tasting, the ballots were counted and it was a decisive win. Salted caramel brownie laid the big smackdown! Salted pistachio and maple walnut spice tied for second. Yippee, yippee! I seriously HEART my little second place trophy. It's the cutest. (That's Aaron trying to gnaw on it). This really made my day!

Thanks again Alexis for a super fantastic time and congrats on the tie. She made the delicious pistachio. :)