September 15, 2009
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!