Icecream AntiSocial July 9, 2020 12:22 PM   Subscribe

In past years there have been icecream socials. Perhaps this year there can be an icecream anti-social!

- Everyone goes to a park, sits 10' away from each other, and huddles over their own personal pint
- Everyone eats ice cream over metafilter chat
- Synchronized icecream recipe exchange/testing/reporting*
- I don't even know, but y'all are creative. What does an ice cream anti social look like to you?


*DID YOU KNOW? You can take frozen cherries and cream and blend them in the blender and add 100% chocolate chocolate chips and VOILA ice cream with no added sugar and all its fiber intact and still extremely tasty. Just FYI.
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 12:22 PM (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

What does an ice cream anti social look like to you?

Ice cream antisocial is that one girl who licked a tub of Blue Bell in a grocery store.
Antisocial ice cream is the same company producing ice cream contaminated with listeria and not telling anyone about it.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 1:19 PM on July 9 [4 favorites]


Ice cream anti social you say?
posted by Splunge at 2:46 PM on July 9


who going to play the mayor?
posted by clavdivs at 3:18 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Gemeinschaft or Gelatoschaft?
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:45 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


I like this idea, but what's the equivalent of ice cream in a park for those of us in the middle of winter? Can we do mulled wine around a bonfire or something and still join in?
posted by lollusc at 4:50 PM on July 9 [3 favorites]


Awww, I miss our ice cream shindigs at Crispus Attucks Park in DC. Last time someone brought watermelon slices with chaat masala sprinkled on. It was amazing.
posted by sugar and confetti at 5:16 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


I would totally do a mulled wine social, even if I have to sit under the AC for it work.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:52 PM on July 9 [4 favorites]


- Everyone goes to a park, sits 10' away from each other, and huddles over their own personal pint

LOL. This image is too funny.
posted by gt2 at 6:25 PM on July 9 [1 favorite]


Mulled Wine ice cream actually sounds pretty good.
posted by zamboni at 7:05 PM on July 9 [3 favorites]


Synchronized icecream recipe exchange/testing/reporting

I would enthusiastically participate in this. Making and eating ice cream is one of my favorite summer activities.
posted by Redstart at 8:42 PM on July 9


lollusc, per nearly two decades of Boston living, the winter equivalent of eating ice cream walking around outside is *still* eating ice cream walking around outside. It doesn't matter if there's a literal nor'easter blowing through, all of the good ice cream shops would *still* have lines out the door any and every night of the week. Christina's would, Tosci's would, JP Licks would, Forge would, Honeycomb Creamery would, Gracie's would, Picco would, Tipping Cow would, New City Microcreamery would even though their name totally sounds like robots from 80s movies are making your ice cream, dammit I miss the Boston/Camberville ice cream ecosystem.
posted by Pandora Kouti at 9:15 PM on July 9 [6 favorites]

*DID YOU KNOW? You can take frozen cherries and cream and blend them in the blender and add 100% chocolate chocolate chips and VOILA ice cream with no added sugar and all its fiber intact and still extremely tasty. Just FYI.
Great Odin's Beard, what other bits of mana have you been keeping from us all this time?
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:08 PM on July 9 [2 favorites]


You can take frozen cherries and cream and blend them in the blender and add 100% chocolate chocolate chips and VOILA ice cream with no added sugar and all its fiber intact and still extremely tasty.

Yeah I'm gonna need some more details on this part, like ratios, and clarification on whether the cream is meant to be frozen before blending as well as the cherries...
posted by terretu at 1:25 AM on July 10 [4 favorites]


Ice cream eating over zoom/live video? (Maybe organized by time zone?)
posted by litera scripta manet at 2:19 AM on July 10 [1 favorite]


You can also make "ice cream" with just a banana!

I have seen such a recipe several places, but I haven't tried it yet myself.
posted by NotLost at 7:05 AM on July 10


You can also make "ice cream" with just a banana!

There is actually an appliance specifically for doing this. It's supposed to work with any frozen fruit. I periodically look at it longingly (I wasn't thrilled with the results when I used my food processor).
posted by FencingGal at 7:16 AM on July 10


This could be fun. Last weekend, we made some strawberry ice cream using frozen strawberries left over from our trip to a berry farm. Best with an irresponsible amount of warmed chocolate sauce.
posted by emelenjr at 8:33 AM on July 10


I want to hear what Ice Cream Socialist has to say about this.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:47 AM on July 10 [3 favorites]


eating ice cream is one of my favorite summer activities
posted by banshee at 9:51 AM on July 10 [2 favorites]


CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP ICECREAM 2.0

PER conservation of energy,* I am able to present you with this easy and delicious icecream. But first, an experiment: Drop a frozen cherry, blueberry, or similar in some cream. Wait a couple minutes. Remove the cherry. Observe the fresh coating of frozen cream on the cherry. Now that you know how this recipe works, on to the icecream!
- Cherries, frozen, quantity unknown. Maybe 8-16 ounces?
- Cream, refrigerated, quantity unknown. Maybe a pint?
- 100% cocoa chocolate chips, frozen, quantity unknown. Maybe 1-2 handfuls?
- Optional, for color: Boiled beet, the water from a boiled beet, beet juice, or beet powder. Not too much. Highly recommended.
Put cherries in a strong blender. Add the cream (and any beet coloring). Immediately start blending.

Add the least amount of liquid you can get away with for the blender to actually work. If it's too solid to blend, stir the mixture. If it's still too solid, add more cream. If it's too liquid, add more cherries.

Be sure to stop blending before all the cherry chunks are gone, so that there are chunks of cherry in your icecream. Stir the chocolate chips into the mixture.

Serve immediately.


NOTE: I've been using an old VitaMix. It's possible this won't work as well in a less enthusiastic blender. If you need a stronger blender, add a bit of milk or half and half and call it a milkshake or softserve.

SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THE CREAM: Sub coconut cream to make vegan. Sub half and half or milk or plant milk to make milkshake. Not too much! Sub local nut butter and probably some water to make a smoothie.

*Anyone need a homeschooling activity? You can just pour cream over frozen berries and it will work a lot like Magic Shell chocolate syrup. YUM CONSERVATION OF ENERGY!
posted by aniola at 2:06 PM on July 10 [11 favorites]


beet juice with cherry...does this consist or maintain-change colour?
posted by clavdivs at 3:27 PM on July 10


There's an ice cream made of avocados and it is amazing. The coffee one is too good its bad. Because then you eat it all and buy more.
posted by VyanSelei at 3:37 PM on July 10


all of the good ice cream shops would *still* have lines out the door any and every night of the week. Christina's would, Tosci's would, JP Licks would, Forge would, Honeycomb Creamery would, Gracie's would, Picco would, Tipping Cow would, New City Microcreamery would even though their name totally sounds like robots from 80s movies are making your ice cream, dammit I miss the Boston/Camberville ice cream ecosystem.

oh man, now i remember that jp licks exists and i'm on the wrong coast and there's a pandemic. dammit.
posted by kaibutsu at 10:53 PM on July 10 [1 favorite]


kaibutsu, I'm having a craving for JP Licks' El Diablo right now, even though I know it's technically a February flavor, usually. (Locally, Smitten's chocolate ganache is the best pure chocolate ice cream I've found in the near-year we've been back here, but it is Jeni's level expensive, alas.)
posted by Pandora Kouti at 2:30 AM on July 11


It is winter here but it was a glorious sunny day so I got ice cream. Whisky prune mascarpone which tastes a lot like rum and raisin but richer.

Mulled wine ice cream sounds like the perfect solution for the stinking hot Christmases we usually have.
posted by pianissimo at 8:41 AM on July 11 [2 favorites]


I require no invitation or excuse to eat ice cream, so since somebody said, "ice cream," I'm headed to the freezer to polish off that 14 oz Haagen Daas coffee ice cream I failed to eat yesterday.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 3:08 PM on July 11


Stoneshop and I just went ahead and had some ice cream (and very nice ice cream it was!) without any of you being invited or involved in any way. We did not even bother to tell you in advance!

How's that for anti social?
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:17 AM on July 12


social, same as telling.
posted by clavdivs at 2:57 PM on July 12


What does an ice cream anti social look like to you?

A world of pain.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 4:57 AM on July 14 [5 favorites]


I had Ted Drewes for dinner last week
posted by fluttering hellfire at 7:57 AM on July 15


...with fava beans and a nice Chianti?
posted by Flannery Culp at 9:32 AM on July 15


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