Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 01 June 2011
Another Summer

I can’t believe it’s June 1st already. Where has the first half of the year gone? Here in Mexico we’ve had a heat wave for the past couple of weeks. Fortunately today it’s only 58 degrees and summer is just around the corner. That means a lot of rain and therefore cooler days. Even though Mexico City is below the Tropic of Cancer the altitude is about 7350 feet above sea level which makes us have some amazing weather.

Winters can be a little chilly with temperatures reaching the lower 30s some mornings. Summers are cool because it is our rainy season. It rains every afternoon which brings temperatures down and nights are cool. Falls are the best, with cool temperatures and dry evenings. But spring is always the hottest season of the year. May is our hottest month reaching up to 90 degrees with high humidity levels some days.

That’s why I’ve had ice cream on my mind. I don’t have an ice cream machine here in Mexico, but I have a couple of good recipes I want to share with you to keep you cool this upcoming summer. I heard in some parts of the States the temps are reaching 100 degrees with high humidity levels. That’s one thing I don’t miss from Ohio! Anyway here are the links to past ice cream recipes. A friend shared the video at the bottom for people who don’t have ice cream makers. Pretty funny technique but it might work!

Tamarind Ice Cream

Horchata Ice Cream

Blackberry Flan Ice Cream (my favorite)

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Cantaloupe Ginger Ice Cream

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I think this summer will be very good for my cooking and my life in general (unlike the last one, hehe) Are you ready for Summer 2011?

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(11) Readers Comments

  1. i don't have an ice cream maker too. they're so expensive here a cuisinart one cost about USD$1000. definitely not going to spend that amount of money after watching this awesome video. thanks for sharing :D

  2. Yes, I am! What an awesome collection of ice cream recipes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. It's been 90+ and 100+ in my apartment! Finally bit the bullet and turned on the AC. All this ice cream talk making me hungry!

  4. I want the blackberry flan ice cream… that sounds like heaven in a bowl. Wish I was in your kitchen. :)

  5. Horchata ice-cream…I WANT!!!!!

  6. All these luscious ice cream flavors…I want that horchata!

  7. With scorching hot days pending ice cream is always welcome Ben!!

  8. I want that Peanut Butter Ice Cream right now! What a delicious collection of ice cream. Bravo!
    Cheers

  9. Tamarind Ice Cream? Yes! Yes! Yes! I've been traveling for six weeks and have been unable to comment on any of your recent posts (hard to do on foreign computers at times), but this post makes my mouth water as it has been so hot in my part of Mexico!

  10. Yes, another summer, and someone is celebrating very soon :). As always, anything you post are always tempting.

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