I won’t get into all the reasons I haven’t made it round the ice cream rounds (BP oil spill coverage, lactose intolerance, and the fact that I just like cocktails better for dessert). So thanks to my colleague Judy Walker at the Times-Picayune, who clearly does love ice cream (she loves cocktails too, believe me), for exploring the world of easy homemade ice cream with Louisiana flavors.
Judy started with a recipe that is composed of sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream, flavoured and frozen. That’s it. No finicky egg custard, no rumbling canister of rotating rock salt and ice. She went for the iconic flavors of New Orleans: chicory coffee, sweet potato pie, Bananas Foster. These recipes look fantastically simple and of course anything smoothed with condensed milk is up there in the sweetness and coolness pantheon (think the iconic Hot Rod from Hansen’s Sno-Bliz in New Orleans. Nectar snoball, scoop of ice cream, more nectar snoball on top, marshmallow cream, a pour of condensed milk and a maraschino cherry. An overload of summer bliss.)
Ok, ok, I’ve got sugar on the brain. Here’s the link. Spoon away, Mr. May.
Coton de tulear joins Westminster; Paypal splitting from Ebay; first US Ebola diagnosis and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
A constellation of South Louisiana musical stars descends on Parc Sans Souci to honor an ailing David Egan.
INDStyle Awards 2014 was one for the books; the American Cancer Society took over The Victorian's big tent; and the battle of the sexes was alive and well for Walk a Runway's Christmas fundraiser.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with choreographer Clare Cook for a modern take on a Stravinsky classic.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives
A girl's best fashion friend
Stage 4 vet takes on cancer and reminds us all what it really means to get involved.
Creative living flourishes at Downtown’s artist hub
Four bedroom cottage or four bedroom traditional
Bold looks for fall define INDStyle Awards 2014
Statement pieces for the season
The gents venture out
Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Richard Buswell was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded his clients of more than $6 million.
The Latin Music Festival returns to Parc International this Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Citizens, you have less than a week to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Remember, if you don’t vote you can’t complain about the outcome. Well, you can but it’s kind of hypocritical.
After being forced out by its former landlords last year, the community garden has a new location and a 10-year lease.
The party says it has hit a milestone, reaching 10,000 registered voters in the state.
Defensive captain Junior Galette is disgusted by the Saints' sluggish start.
The use of $60 million in Louisiana's public school financing formula to pay for nearly three dozen charter schools violates the state constitution, a statewide teachers' union claimed Monday in a lawsuit.
Lafayette Regional seeking new leadership after longtime director Greg Roberts’ June resignation.
February trial date indicates parties were unable to negotiate a settlement.
T&T show behind the scenes