Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Courtney's Test Kitchen: Five Ice Cream

Guess I have food on the brain....which is a good thing considering Thanksgiving is almost here!
Rather than an elaborate recipe though, I wanted to share something simple (but astoundingly delicious). Have you tried Five yet? Haagen-Dazs Five, that is.
If you're not familiar, it is a fairly-new all-natural ice cream that has only five ingredients (hence the name). Each variety contains only skim milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks and natural flavouring. It is available in mint, ginger, coffee, vanilla bean, passion fruit, brown sugar and milk chocolate, which is a slightly strange, but intriguing menu.

Now, I'm not a huge foodie, nor am I a stickler for all natural products, but I do love me some ice cream. Love. So I gave this a shot and I was blown away. I chose the passion fruit, and I can't even describe how much I enjoyed it. It was so smooth, with a deliciously pure taste. It took all my will power (and more than a few glances at the nutrition facts) to make the pint last longer than one sitting. It is on the pricey side, but it's one of those small indulgences that is more than worth its cost.

My first taste was a few weeks ago, but my cravings for it haven't decreased since that first bite. I sent Dustin out the other night just to pick up a pint (behavior that is usually only tolerated of pregnant women...I'm lucky that man loves me). He came back without the Haagen Dazs, with Edy's pumpkin ice cream instead. I guess people had caught on to how great this stuff is, and bought it all up! But even a large bowl of regular ice cream (and a freezer full of Klodikes) wasn't enough to squash the desire for Five. So on our last trip to the store I made sure to get one. And as luck would have it, while we were ringing up the register printed out a coupon for two or more pints....so of course I sprinted back to the frozen foods to grab an extra container. Now I have Passion Fruit and Ginger waiting to satisfy my after dinner sweet tooth.

I suggest you go out and get some of your own.....

1 comment :

  1. I'm enjoying your blog! I LOVE the brown sugar ice cream! It's amazing!