Chocolate Milk and Cookies Ice Cream and New Ice Cream Machine!

Happy New Year! Chocolate Milk and Cookies ice cream – just like the classic childhood treat, but even better. For my first recipe this year, I got to test out one of my Christmas presents: a new ice cream maker! Hubby is starting to make a tradition of getting me ice cream machines for the holidays – my first fancy ice […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: Nuubia Chocolates

Like many a visitor to Paris, I left with an ever-burning desire to return. I’ll peruse Instagram feeds filled with images of pastries, the Eiffel Tower, and chocolate shops, just to reminisce about the time I was there.  Fortunately sometimes something comes along to remind me just how good I have it in the Bay Area. […]...

Black Forest Popsicles

We’ve been having serious summer envy over here – while it seems like sunshine and blue skies are everywhere else, the bay area is experiencing its usual May grey and June gloom. I’ve been desperate for summer to get started!...

Black Sesame Ice Cream with White Miso Caramel

  I’m continuing my streak of Asian desserts by looking back at one of my favorite Asian flavors: black sesame. It’s still kind of a niche flavor over here but in Hong Kong (or Japan) it’s a near-staple of any bakery menu. Interestingly, while both white and black sesame seeds are common in Asia, I […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Roasted Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream

Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream in Alessi Big Love Hello! I’m excited to announce a collaboration between Dessert First and Alessi for the month of May: four recipes by me, photographed in some of Alessi’s beautiful and distinctive pieces. This partnership came about a couple months when I was invited to preview some of Alessi’s […]...

A Sundae for Summer

This post was meant to go up earlier last week, but disaster struck – we had a freezer malfunction at home and the ice cream I made all melted! Fortunately we were able to salvage most things, but it delayed photo-taking for a couple days. Not that melty ice cream can’t be just as delicious, […]...