Another week, another collection of bizarre foodie exploits. Browse through the above gallery and you may end up asking yourself, “WTF?!”
It’s a hot day and you and your friends are sweating it out, wishing that at any moment you hear the enticing chimes of an ice cream truck on its way to save you with its chilly treats.
Tomorrow (when the forecast predicts temperatures near 90 degrees), wishing will not be necessary. Uber has got you covered. The San Francisco start-up private car service will be adding ice cream trucks to their on-demand app as part of a one-day experiment. In New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and Toronto, people will be able to use their Uber app to request an ice cream truck to roll up to their selected location. In each city those who summon a truck will be able to purchase ice cream in bundles with each city offering different selections. In New York, for example, $12 will include a bundle of five gourmet ice creams from Coolhaus and Van Leeuwen.
No more screaming for ice cream. Now there’s an app for that.
Chocolate, vanilla…and popcorn ice cream? Guinness ice cream? Instant ice cream? Say wha…?
On Friday night Underground Eats went cooking with chemistry at an exclusive masterclass on liquid nitrogen and ice cream for our members with Studiofeast‘s Mike Lee and a razor, a shiny knife‘s Michael Cirino, the original food experimentalists.
Just in time for the sweltering heat, the first half of the class focused on Lee’s never-fail ratio for perfect ice cream (almost as easy as buying stabilizer/emulsifier/chemical-heavy mass market ice cream), before Cirino whipped out the liquid nitrogen tank and blew everyone away turning custard into instant ice cream.
The mad scientists explained liquid nitrogen’s many crazy uses: freezing parmesan custard to grate over pizza, or freezing berries and smashing them to sprinkle over yogurt, cereal or dessert, melting on the tongue like snow. We were super impressed with the buttery popcorn milk infusion turned into popcorn ice cream, a ridiculously addictive sweet-salty icy treat.