Special Event: Starting a Food Business

Hey Ice Cream Club, we’re hosting an event on March 16 at the Brainery all about launching a food business; check out the details below! 

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Join us on March 16 for a sneak peek inside the process of launching a food business, with Stef Ferrari of Hay Rosie Ice Cream. From distribution to branding, and from navigating state regulations to finding capital, we’ll get a glimpse at what it takes to bring your product to the public.

Get all the details.

Lapsang Souchong Ice Cream

An ice cream made from tea that tastes like bacon? Yep. Read on. 

[via Four Pounds Flour]

The Triumphant Return of Ice Cream Club

After a two year nap, look who’s back: Ice Cream Club!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

11:30-1:30pm at Brooklyn Brainery in Prospect Heights

Sign up!

Ice Cream Social on Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Sunday. 4-6pm. Free class at 2pm. 
44 Eagle Street, Brooklyn. Off the Greenpoint G stop.

Ice Cream Social on Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Sunday. 4-6pm. Free class at 2pm. 

44 Eagle Street, Brooklyn. Off the Greenpoint G stop.

Brooklyn Based

Brooklyn Based spilled the beans in today’s email: We’re having a meeting June 19th! 1-3pm at 515 Court St (the corner of 9th and Court, a.k.a. the Brooklyn Brainery space). I whipped up some almond banana chocolate espresso brandy walnut vanilla cupcakes last night in preparation for ice cream zaniness, so get hyped!

We’ve also ditched the pay-for-play aspect of ICC, but don’t you worry: we’ve set up a page about how to make awesome ice cream without a machine (which is, yes, kulfi, the Indian relative of ice cream, but it’s so amazing that you totally won’t care!). 10 minutes of work + 4 hours of freezing = a lifetime of ice cream. I’ll be putting up video instructions in the next week or so, too.

Ice Cream Workshop

So, the magic ICC meeting this Sunday is only for people bringing their own ice cream, but there’s also a secret backdoor!

We’re putting on an ice cream workshop before the ice cream social, and anyone who ponies up the $15 to attend the workshop gets in to the meeting automatically. Pop on over to http://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/56-ice-cream to sign up!

ice cream club’s return from the… deep freeze?

ICE CREAM CLUB’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN!: 2/13/2011

at Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court St in Carroll Gardens

DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

(Really, just email me at soma@brooklynbrainery.com and I’ll put you on the mailing list)

A mid-November ice cream club meeting, outside of course!

A mid-November ice cream club meeting, outside of course!

great photo series on humphrey slocombe ice cream in san francisco from the selby

great photo series on humphrey slocombe ice cream in san francisco from the selby

Hi

Are Ice Cream formulations based on weight or volume when referring to percentages ie 10% milkfat 10 % MSNF 14% sugar etc. how does one arrive at a "base formula" at home, will it be like bakers percentages for scaling
larger batches? — Asked by Anonymous

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you can rely on volume. The reason why weight is so important in baking is because things like flour density is greatly impacted by how you sift and measure. A packed cup of flour vs. a gently sifted cup of flour can only be overcome by relying on weight.

Ice cream, on the other hand, is typically a bunch of liquid - milk, cream, maybe butter - nothing you can compress at all. Typical granulated sugar is in the same boat, although brown sugar can be a little questionable.

So, yes, I vote for bakers’ percentages.