[FHCx183] National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day/National Gingersnap Day

With the conclusion of this blog post, we are officially halfway through the year of the Food Holiday Challenge! Can you even believe it’s been 26 weeks already?


Gingersnap would not be that creative of an ice cream flavor, so we didn’t mash this into one holiday. And since we’re busy this weekend with CONvergence, we didn’t make time to make a batch of gingersnaps. Honestly, these cookies would be better off coming as a holiday in the winter days.

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Thanks, Archway!

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A cute little 1.5″ cookie.

But here’s the fun part. We spent a while looking for the best creative ice cream flavor over the last week. Our first thought was to go to one of our favorite ice cream parlors, the Grand Ole Creamery, and see what they had. And though they have flavors like Taro (what?) we had to drop everything when we saw these at our favorite Asian grocer, United Noodles:

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Let’s do this!

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The black sesame flavor was very toasty. It almost had a coffee flavor, but not too overpowering. Not bad! Very creative.

The red bean flavor was really good. If you’ve ever had mochi, it has that mildly sweet flavor that builds as you eat it. AK says it has hints of watermelon. A really interesting ice cream flavor that we might actually get again!

Tomorrow is National Anisette Day.



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