Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ice Cream Meals: What to Eat When It's Too Hot to Eat

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge When you can do this on the sidewalk, it's time for ice cream meals.
  • When you can do this on the sidewalk, it's time for ice cream meals.
It's hot. Too fucking hot to eat.

But you've gotta eat. Malnutrition makes it harder to stave off heat exhaustion.

Of course, you can't eat nothing but ice cream.

Or can you?

Ice cream's not just about chocolate and vanilla. Oh no! With some creativity, surely it's possible to cover the food pyramid with cool, creamy treats while your face is melting off your skull....

Grains

Gelato di Riso: It's not just a local gelato joint. Nope. It's gelato with arborrio rice in it. Sort of a frozen rice pudding. It's not a whole grain, but it's a start.

click to enlarge SPICE OF LIFE
  • Spice of Life

Ice Cream Loaf: Ice cream's going to melt in about five seconds anyway. Might as well make bread with it, the Jolene Sugarbaker way. Plus, you'll get some fruit, and it'll probably make excellent fried Spam sandwiches for a sweet n' spicy treat.



Granted, that's not really bread. It's cake. And silly, because who wants to turn on the damn oven? You need some whole grains and no extra heat, so how about classic Irish brown bread ice cream with an Estonian twist -- caramelized rye bread ice cream!

Caramelized Onion Rye Bread Ice Cream - NAMI-NAMI
  • nami-nami
  • Caramelized Onion Rye Bread Ice Cream

Vegetables

Tomato: It's technically a fruit, but a savory one. Making ice cream with tomato preserves and caramel sauce makes it lose most of its veggie cred. But it still has fiber and vitamins, and you can't take that away from a veggie.
Tomatoes, with sugar and caramel. - NEW YORK TIMES
  • New York Times
  • Tomatoes, with sugar and caramel.

Perhaps beets would be a bit more health-conscious. Probably not. Even if it's double beetroot. All of the summer-friendly flavor of earthy, rootsy beets with the stroke-inducing properties of a quart of Ben & Jerry's. Eat this today!

Double the beetroot, double the fun. - ICE CREAM PARK
  • Ice Cream Park
  • Double the beetroot, double the fun.


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