There are brands and there are brands. Some evoke natural kinship and others couldn’t offer enough to buy an iota of affection. If you’ve been watching my social media feeds, you would’ve noticed my appreciation for Unframed Ice-Cream.
Unframed is committed to locally sourced ingredients and have a sincere interest in pushing the boundaries of flavour combinations, texture of both dairy and vegan options, as well as being innovative within in a category of food, that much like baking bread or making beer or making any artisanal product, the process is simplistic in nature. The subtleties of the ratio of sugar-to-dairy (or dairy substitute)-to-egg-yolks -to-freezing-temperature and of course, the flavour, doesn’t give ice-cream too much of room to hide with fancy foot work.
Long story short, I’ll be running a competition to win a R300.00 voucher to gorge on some well-crafted roomys to celebrate Woman’s Day tomorrow – 9 August 2017.
- you’ve gotta be a woman
- tag your ride-or-die aka. BFF
- there will be 1 winner, chosen randomly
- This winner needs to live in Cape Town (sorry world!)
- Like the @LifeUnframed Instagram page
Thanks @Verushka_n for being my ice-cream shmodel. X
PS: I can highly recommend the sea-salt chocolate, turmeric latte and vegan salted caramel.
At my final supper, if life only gave me two options, I would choose cheese over chocolate. Even within the dessert realm there are more savoury options like my old faithful, sea-salt caramel or cheesecake. I once made beer flavour ice-cream with pumpkin seed brittle which was a treat. As was the gorgonzola ice-cream I was once served with a poached pear, nuts and honey.
My most recent trip to Unframed Ice-Cream revealed yet another flavour that I probably would not have attempted, mostly because it has a cultural familiarity. Turmeric is the “new” wonder ingredient that anyone with Asian heritage would’ve grown up with. It’s a root (part of the ginger family) that is dried and turned into a staining yellow powder with health benefits galore. Used as an antiseptic, an anti-inflammatory and a dye for feasting cuticles and white shirts, Turmeric is the not-so new kid on the block.
Turmeric goes by many names:
French: Souchet des Indes
And and and…
In my experience, Turmeric is used in the marriage preparation process. It is mixed with water and turned into a paste to cover the bride and groom the night before the wedding to cleanse them for what is to come.
This was vegan Turmeric latte ice-cream had that thick, slightly grainy texture of that very paste. It brought back memories of cold flower petals, the smell of the sandal wood chest my mother keeps her saree’s in, rangoli and sorgi, severed in the same plate that the dhal and biriyani had been eaten in. It took me back to watching my grandmother and mother get dressed for a wedding and putting on every piece of jewellery that appeared out of drawers I would never find. Maybe turmeric has more healing qualities than wiki says…