Sichuan ice cream?
“I can imagine telling my relatives in China about this ice cream. They’d be like, what? Why would anyone do something like that? But people can be really stuck in their ways about their cultural traditions, don’t you think?” (Comment from Linda on Reclaiming Provincial)
Sichuan dishes are savory like spicy Sichuan noodles or Sichuan hot pot. Not sweet.
But that’s why we love Carey’s creations on her blog, Reclaiming Provincial. She opens a jar of one of our spices, takes in the fresh aroma, and ideas flutter in her head without any preconceptions of how a spice should be used in cooking.
Like when she used our lemongrass powder for Angel Food Cupcakes with Coconut-Lemongrass Whipped Cream. And in this recipe, when she used our Ground Sichuan Pepper for making Orange & Sichuan Peppercorn Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks.
With the citrusy, refreshing flavor of orange zest, the tongue-tingling, numbing sensation of Sichuan pepper, and chocolate throw in because ice cream’s gotta have some chocolate – Carey asks, “all three should combine to create one big heap of greatness, right?”
To taste for yourself, head over to Reclaiming Provincial to find the Orange & Sichuan Peppercorn Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks recipe, and many more creative ways to use spices in your cooking.