September 15, 2009

Jacques Torres Wicked Ice Cream

Ever had something so spicy, your tongue felt like it was on fire and no amount of water would do?  What was the solution mom always offered - milk!  That cool, creamy beverage would fan the flames in your mouth, your tears would soon dry, and you were ready again for your next bite.

So what would happen if you had dairy with the spice right in it?  Would the cream offset the fire or would your mouth have no respite?  We've had spicy ice cream before (Habanero chocolate ice cream from The Bent Spoon) so we were ready for another hot and cold dessert from Jacques Torres.

The experience is almost backwards:  the cool, silky chocolate coats your tongue and then subtle bursts of smokey and chipotle chili flavor hit you.  And the best part?  Because the spice is immediately offset by the milky ice cream, you're immediately ready for your next bite!

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  2. I just had the Wicked hot chocolate yesterday and it was indeed fantastic. So far, your reco's are spot on.

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