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Blue Spirulina Almond Ice Cream: The sunshine blue base is a visible reference to the oceans of planet Earth. Spirulina is a largely flavorless blue-green algae used for coloring this pint. However this pint does have a powerful taste—almond. It’s a nice shock and helps elevate this pint over what it might need been with a easy default candy cream or vanilla base. The ice cream texture itself is creamy, clean, wealthy—normal Van Leeuwen.
Matcha Inexperienced Tea Cake Chunks: The matcha cake chunks are a visible reference to the land lots of the planet Earth. The cake chunks are plentiful and well-distributed all through as you’ll be able to see from the photographs. Cake chunks on each spoon—an ideal quantity. Sizes fluctuate—small crumbs to giant chunks. The cake is denser than a typical sponge cake. Usually mushy, however not soggy. Not overly candy both—a light matcha taste, if any.
Total: Van Leeuwen’s Planet Earth is a pleasant pint that exceeded my expectations. I used to be anticipating a gimmick pint—a pint that isn’t flavorful or loaded with mix-ins however that references one thing else. The pint visually references our dwelling planet as considered from house—a blue-ocean-colored ice cream base (because of the inclusion of flavorless spirulina and blue raspberry extract) and green-land-mass-colored matcha cake chunks.
However this pint succeeds past the visible gimmickry in two easy methods—the bottom is boldly flavored with almond extract and the cake chunks are plentiful and distributed in every single place all through the pint. Most bases are typically a bland, clean canvas with the mix-ins offering a lot of the taste and texture. However the almond actually pops on this pint, and made me surprise why extra pints don’t have an almond-flavored base. It actually elevates the pint. The beneficiant mix-in ratio will get no complaints from me both—that is the correct amount of mix-ins for a premium pint. Expectations exceeded, subsequently advisable. 8/10.
French Ice Cream
Ever since 2008, when Van Leeuwen was born out of a yellow truck on the streets of NYC, we’ve been making good ice cream from good substances that makes you are feeling good.
In spite of everything, happiness is healthiness.
And nothing makes us happier than this Planet Earth ice cream. Nothing on Earth. Wait, what? Anyway, this taste is basically out of this world. Nicely, not technically as a result of it’s Planet Earth however, taste smart, it’s otherworldly due to the blue spirulina almond ice cream and items of matcha inexperienced tea cake. Nothing on Planet Earth is healthier.
- 2.5 servings per container
- Serving dimension: 2/3 cup
- Energy per serving: 320
- Energy per container: 800
Cream, Milk, Cane Sugar, Wheat Flour, Egg Yolks, Butter, Water, Matcha Inexperienced Tea Powder, Almond Extract, Sea Salt, Pure Taste, Blue Spirulina, Blue Raspberry Extract.
Comprises: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)
Have to understand how Van Leeuwen does it? Get Van Leeuwen’s cookbook: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Psst! You can also make ice cream like Van Leeuwen at dwelling. Right here’s Van Leeuwen’s secret ice cream base recipe! (Spoiler: their secret ingredient is 8 egg yolks!)