Archive for July, 2010
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Tags: canistel, Florida (Ceylon) peach, guava, Ice Cream, key lime, lychee, mamey sapote, mango, muntingia, tropical fruit, white sapote
On Sunday we had approximately 75 folks who shared their 4th of July with us at Bee Heaven Farm. We got to sample ice creams and sorbets from 3 of our local ice cream producers – ranging from commercial ice cream, to a custom small-batch goat’s milk ice cream, to a ‘homemade’ producer. Common to all is that they’re all Redland farmers, and they all use local ingredients (Redland-grown fruit) for their creations. However, they differ significantly in their techniques and their added ‘touches’, and it was great fun to sample and compare/contrast them.
Here’s the flavors we sampled.
from Gaby’s Farm:
- Mamey Sapote Dearest
- Luscious Lychee Sorbet
- Me Gusta Guava
- Crème de Canistel
from Hani’s Mediterranean Organics, goat’s milk:
- Dreamy Mamey
- Spicy Limey
- Richie Litchi
and from Robert at Possum Trot Tropical Fruit Nursery:
- Lychee Ice Cream
- Ceylon Peach Ice Cream
- White Sapote Sorbet
Flavors were rated on a scale from 1 to 10, wtih 1=bad, 4=mediocre, 7=good, 10=oustanding. I added the points awarded to each flavor, and divided by the number of votes for that flavor. Not everyone voted for everything, presumably because they didn’t taste those flavors.
The most popular and consistently liked ice cream was -Read more