Sunday 30 October 2011

Weird ice cream - # 133/2011

Yesterday I heard on the BBC News a report about a Dutch farmer who is starting to export camel's milk ice cream to Britain.  The reporter tasted it, declared it very good, with its own unique qualities that made it recognisable and highly acceptable, and the farmer said that it is essential for the camel to be happy. "A happy camel gives plenty of good milk".  Unhappy camels do not. So that's good news about the farming method.

This ice cream, in the photo, was made from buffalo milk. I tried it several weeks ago. It's also very good. It has a very substantial constistency and a fully rounded flavour that is not overpowering - a fullish start with a light finish might be a good description (if my memory serves me well). It leaves you well satisfied but not over sated.

I liked it so much that I actually tweaked the sky in the photo to enhance the image of the ice cream!!  ;-)  So let's give it more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!marks. 


  1. Hi Stuart! Sorry for the absence, but these last two months have been nasty! My mother (90) was in hospital for more than three weeks and the post-surgery was hard! My father (94) seemed to be orphan while my mother was out and felt into some kind of depression... The economy is a disaster and the media only bring bad news... The € Euro is rescued every day, only to be known that it needs to be rescued again and again... What else? Well, maybe «Midnight in Paris»... The problem is that the Gil there is a different one... ;)

    Was in LHR, but just to connect to LGW... Next time... ;)

    Blogtrotter Two wanders currently around Porto Vecchio and the beaches in the region! Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead!

  2. Well, maybe there's a use for all those feral camels and water buffalo that run wild further north round this joint.
    What about fox milk and feral cat milk?
    And rabbit milk?

  3. I hope we soon recognise that "a happy cow gives plenty of good milk" and "a happy hen gives good eggs" and we start treating our cattle and poultry better. The constant search for productivity can have adverse effects on quality as far as food products go !

    A fun photo !