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Ice Cream

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    5 Best Chocolate Ice Cream Flavor Variations To Try

    What's better than chocolate ice cream? [For the love of god, don't say "vanilla ice cream."] Chocolate ice cream mixed with other goodies! If you're looking for a little crunchy, chewy, salty, or sweet variation in your cocoa creams, check out these five flavors: 5. Double Fudge Brownie (Dreyer's) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Step Aside, Waffogato, Houston Has Five Awesome Affogatos

    Affogatos are one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable Italian desserts. In Italian, affogato means "drowned," which is exactly what happens -- a scoop of ice cream or gelato gets doused with a piping hot shot of espresso. This "drowning" action creates a complex and satisfying treat with just two in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Ben & Jerry's New Core Sundae Flavors Have Finally Reached Houston

    Almost two months ago, I read that Ben & Jerry's had released a new line of ice cream designed to approximate a sundae in a pint. These four "core" flavors (That's My Jam, Peanut Butter Fudge, Hazed and Confused, Salted Caramel) would involve multiple types of ice cream, chunks, and, most importantl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Avocado Love: Three Things That Are Not Guacamole

    Lifetime Houstonians may not know what a luxury it is to have year-round access to avocados. Three short weeks was long enough for me to learn that there is only so much guacamole one person can eat. With five avocados still ripening in my kitchen, I thought there just had to be another way to use t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Baking with Bacon Grease

    So you're up on the locavore movement and appreciate organics, but what are your thoughts about nose-to-tail eating? You don't have to enjoy sweetbreads to get the most out of the meat you make on a weekly basis. To avoid creating waste, try putting side products to use. Bacon is a favorite in my fa ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 70, Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The Top 5 Texan Creamy Creations Flavors in Honor of New Texans Tackle Crackle

    One of the biggest debates in Texas has nothing to do with sports or politics or even barbecue. It's about ice cream. Blue Bell versus H-E-B's Creamy Creations. There is many a wonderful thing to be said about Blue Bell ice cream. It's the third-best-selling ice cream brand in the country (despite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Top 5 Alternative Birthday Cakes To Try In Houston

    Every September I am reminded of the fact that a disproportionate number of my friends and family are Virgos. I guess like attracts like since I am also born under this star sign and almost (one day apart) share a birthday with my husband. In any event, this month is pleasantly riddled with celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink this Weekend: Tequila Fiesta, Opus One Wine Dinner, An Ice Cream Social & More!

    Tequila Fiesta @ Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant All day Friday 5941 Bellaire Boulevard If you're still mourning the fact that National Tequila Day is only one day a year, dry your pretty little eyes, 'cause Pico's Mex-Mex is still celebrating! Their three-day tequila fiesta started on Wednesday, but it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    The Waffle Bus's menu proffers many, many enticing options that would easily satisfy my brinner cravings on any given day. Only one thing is missing: waffle ice cream sandwiches. They have burgers in between waffles. And smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. Also Nutella and bananas. Clearly, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Top 5 Limited Edition/Seasonal Ice Cream Flavors

    A terrific ice cream treat is an easy and satisfying end to a summer supper, but while you're at the store, scan the frozen cases for new ice cream flavors. Again lured by the "limited edition" label, I have been exploring the world of seasonal ice creams. Here are five to try: 5. Peaches 'N' Cream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    How To: Make Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

    It's that time of year again; time for cold treats and sweets that will cool you down in the summer heat and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Ice cream is definitely one of the best cold treats. It's smooth, creamy and always hits the spot. If you want to kick things up a notch, take two of the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Fat Cat Creamery Opening an Ice Cream Parlor in the Heights

    Supplicant prayers to the food gods were answered more quickly than usual this week, as Fat Cat Creamery announced plans to open a full-service ice cream parlor just two days after Joanna O'Leary's plea for an old-fashioned, over-the-top ice cream shop in Houston. For years, the Fat Cat Creamery ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    How To: Low-Calorie & Low-Fat Ice Cream

    I absolutely love ice cream, whether it's in a cone, in a giant bowl or topped with chocolate syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream. But, as we all know, on a health standard, ice cream is not exactly the best thing to eat. It has lots of sugar, fat and carbohydrates, but there's a way you can get the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Today's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Let's Make a Cake

    Let's face it, many national food holidays are silly and dumb, but we all get a little bit excited when we find out we have an excuse to indulge. Since today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, you can't help but smile, because what's better than the combination of a soft cookie/cake/whatever that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    How to Make Beer Ice Cream

    It's tough to make a case for drinking thick, heavy porters and stouts during the sweltering summer months. So here's a better idea: Make ice cream with them. Beer ice cream is nothing new; restaurants have been serving Guinness ice cream for years. Sweet, creamy beers like porters and stouts actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    R.I.P. Hank Wiggins, Owner of Hank's Ice Cream

    Long before dessert pioneers like the Eatsie Boys were making sweet corn ice cream out of their colorful food truck, Hank Wiggins was making batches of the stuff -- as well as other seasonal favorites -- at his namesake ice cream parlor on South Main. Wiggins passed away on Saturday at the age of 74 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Greatest Grub: Best Non-Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavors

    Carrie Applegate Jaeger​As promised, here's the follow up to the last Greatest Grub featuring favorite flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. I can only imagine how many gallons of that stuff are bought in the state during these unbearably hot summer months. I know that Blue Bell is the hometown fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Where Are We Drinking?

    The Bournvita ice cream sandwiches at Pondicheri are quickly becoming our new favorite summer dessert, but do you know what Bournvita is? It's the British equivalent of Ovaltine, which became popular in India as well as many African countries with British influences, such as Nigeria and Zambia. Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Sundae Sunday: Snickers Sundae at Amy's Ice Cream

    ​The proximity of Halloween inspired me to recreate one of my favorite candy bars, Snickers, in the form of a sundae, so this past weekend I headed to Amy's for some experimentation. Admittedly I could have made this sundae just as well at home (or bought this pre-designed monstrosity), but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Lemon Sorbetto with Noodles

    Last summer's obsession was Greek Gods chocolate fig flavor ice cream. So far, our favorite weird ice cream flavor this year is Golnazar lemon sorbetto with crunchy noodles. The rice noodles give the refreshing lemon sorbet an unexpected, but interesting texture. Golnazar is a California ice cream ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2007

    Amici

    Mystery Food

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