I've allready declared here a couple of times my absolute love for ice-creams. So can you imagine how happy I was to be hired by an Ice-cream Factory to create some desserts for their website?! The job was to help with the new flavours they wanted to launch for the Summer and create a dessert, so it involved a lot of painfull ice-cream tasting!...
The real problem I had with all this was that I couldn't get over the fact that I was being payed to do this. I mean, this people were actually giving me money to eat my favourite food! Crazy people...They asked for simple desserts, nothing to complicated, just some ideas to complement the ice-creams. I don't think it would be good work ethic to give you the ice-cream recipes but I can share the ideas with you. We just had the photographer coming and taking nice pictures, but these were the ones I managed to take with my camera:
- a) Dulce de leche ice-cream and chocolate cookies sandwiches.
- b) Roasted peaches with pistachio ice-cream
- c) Summer fruits salad with balsamic vinegar ice-cream and lemon sorbet
- d) Strawberry ice-cream and strawberry-champagne sorbet tart
And here's the photographer getting a shot of what I called "Ice-cream for breakfast": Yougurt ice-cream with muesli and honey.
Tips for taking pictures of Ice-cream
- Freeze the dish or bowl you're going to use and an extra dish
- Scoop the ice cream and put it on the reserved extra dish you had in the freezer
- Cover slighty with plastic wrap and return to the freezer (you can make this well in advance)
- Arrange the cenario of the picture and get everything ready
- Plate the rest of the ingredients (if using) on the frozen dish or bowl and put in place
- Lastly get the ice-cream balls and place them on the "serving" dish
- Shoot nice pictures
- Eat the ice-cream
- Blog about it so I can see it and drool a bit!
Can't wait to start working on the winter flavours!