Feb 4, 2014

Ben & Jerry’s Oreo Mint Ice Cream

I just moved into my very first apartment when I discovered Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; they sold it at the video rental shop around the corner. One with really bad movies, it was a miracle I even ended up there. Up until then the Dutch didn’t have a lot of variation in the ice cream department. It was kinda boring and bland back then. That day I discovered the…

May 15, 2012

Summer Rose

I had way too much fun making this recipe. We were trying to create milkshakes for grown-ups. You know; something easy, tasty and colorful to serve on a hot summer’s day. A fun way to enjoy life’s little luxuries. Now, I’ll spare you all the unusual and sometimes even crazy combinations we tried over the weekend—it was hilarious—though I’m tempted to post one or two in the weeks to come….

Sep 30, 2010

Grilled Peaches with Caramel Sauce

Here’s a little sunshine on a rainy Thursday morning. Rainy for us, that is. It’s so cold in the Netherlands. Yuck. This is probably my favorite dessert of all times. Crazy simple, fast to whip up, rather cheap and looking like a million bucks. I’m a sucker for fruit desserts and nothing beats fresh peaches. So peaches it was. Grilling them really brings out their flavor, juiciness and intensifies their…

Jul 6, 2010

Cookies and Cream (Haägen Dazs Copycat)

Here’s a wee bit unorthodox recipe for a copycat version of J-man’s (and mine) all-time favorite ice cream: Haägen-Dazs Cookies & Cream.

Aug 4, 2009

Raspberry & Caramel Nirvana

  This really was the best dessert I’ve had in a long time! It’s got ice cream, it’s got fresh fruit, it’s got a sinfully good Dulce de Leche and to top all that; it’s got cookies! What’s not to love? Besides that, anything that can be this simple, look this beautiful and taste this good deserves a place at my table. I happened upon this recipe in the same Dutch magazine (Delicious) I…