I recently had the opportunity to sample Haagen-Dazs' new line of ice cream called "Five". Why five? Because there are only 5 ingredients! For anyone who believes in "clean" living, you can't get much cleaner than this. The four staple ingredients are: skim milk, cream, eggs, and sugar. The fifth ingredient is whatever flavor you chose: milk chocolate, mint, ginger, vanilla, passion fruit, coffee, or brown sugar. After having sampled these flavors I do not think I will ever be able to eat any other ice cream again!
This weekend we had a tasting party at my house. We invited over a bunch of friends and sampled milk chocolate, mint, brown sugar, coffee, and ginger. We even made a fancy desert.
Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry
Haagen-Dazs Five Brown Sugar Ice Cream
Needless to say, it was a huge hit!
What were our favorites:
Brown Sugar (3 votes)
Milk Chocolate (2 votes)
Mint (2 votes)
Coffee (2 votes)
Ginger (1 vote)
The mint was a great choice for finishing because it left a cool, fresh minty feel in your mouth. The ginger was surprisingly yummy with small hints of crystallized ginger pieces - it would be great served with ginger snap cookies. The coffee was very good and almost had an espresso flavor. The brown sugar was almost indescribable. It was fun mixing different flavors for different tastes. The only con for me with the Five line is that you cannot eat too much because they are very rich. Wait, is that a con?
Did I mention they have less fat than regular ice cream?
Here are a couple recipes for you to try...
Häagen-Dazs Five™ Ginger Ice Cream with Cardamom-Honey Roasted Peaches
Makes 4 servings
2 large or 4 small peaches
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons mild honey
6 cardamom pods crushed, husks discarded, or 1/4 tsp.ground cardamom
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
Häagen-Dazs Five Ginger Ice Cream
2 tablespoons toasted pistachio pieces
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Peel peaches if desired. Slice in half and remove pits. Placepeaches cut side up in a non-metallic oven-proof 8x8 or 9-inchround baking dish.
Stir together orange juice, honey, cardamom and butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat 30-60 secondsuntil warm; stir until butter is melted. Pour over peaches.Bake 20-30 minutes until peaches are tender and syrup is bubbly, spooning syrup over peaches once ortwice during baking. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes.
Slice peaches into wedges and place in dessert bowls. Top with a scoop of Ginger Ice Cream. Drizzle with warm syrup from baking dish and sprinkle pistachios.
Häagen-Dazs Five™ Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Tropical Fruit Confetti
Makes 4 servings
1 medium mango
1 small papaya
2 tablespoons toasted coconut
Häagen-Dazs Five Passion Fruit Ice Cream
Peel and cut mango, papaya and kiwis into 1/4-inch dice;combine in a bowl. Serve fruit over scoops of Passion Fruit IceCream. Sprinkle servings with coconut.
You have to go out and try this ice cream. To find your nearest retailer click here. Tell me what flavor sounds most interesting to you...