Sunday, October 3, 2010
We've been seeing reports of crazy new "Jewish" flavors of ice cream all year but haven't gotten around to turning them into a blog post until now. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back was an item in Daniella Ashkenazy's Chelm-on-the-Med Online column that appeared in our email this week.
It seems that an upscale Tel Aviv ice cream parlor is now offering ice cream flavors that include hummus, techina, charoset, sabra (prickly pear), and zaatar (crushed hyssop leaves.) Unless you're planning a trip to Israel in the near future (not a bad idea), it's a long way to go to satisfy an urge for an unusual dessert treat.
If you're anywhere near Flushing, Queens, there's an easier way to indulge. Just head over to Max and Mina's, where you can find lox, horseradish, sour cream, and, yes, also hummus flavored concoctions, all certified kosher.
And if you get a craving for rugelach, coconut macaroon, babka, or matzo crunch ice cream, it's available online from the Chozen ice cream company, which was written up in The New York Times and Tablet Magazine earlier this year.
To whet your appetite, here's a video clip showing just some of the more than 1,000 flavors that Max and Mina's has on their long menu. Enjoy!