'Earl Grey' on Serious Eats

Scooped: Earl Grey and Lemon Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Having lived in London for six months, I decided it was high (tea) time that we do an ice cream flavor inspired by British cuisine. Haggis ice cream was an option, as was black pudding sorbet, but ultimately I decided on a new spin on cookie dough ice cream. How to elevate the good ol' vanilla ice cream with dough balls? An Earl Grey ice cream with chewy pieces of lemon cookie dough sounded pretty good. More

Snapshots from the UK: Earl Grey Sorbet

Photograph from speechlessson on Flickr Recently at Bumpkin, I cringed to hear an American tourist ask the waiter for an iced tea. They may do tea well in England, but they sure don’t do it iced. But I found an even better replacement. London's extravagant and wonderful Italian corner Locanda Locatelli does Earl Grey sorbet. I would have taken a picture as proof, only they don't allow cameras in the restaurant. The bitter bergamot of the tea was pierced with a sweetness requisite to all sorbets, and the cold assuaged my American cravings for tea leaves brewed on ice. It was delicate, unexpected, tricultural, and a bit downright impertinent. For me, it was love at first bite. From a... More

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