Ginger is a taste that can be overpowering for some, as it’s very strong and pungent. It can be used to add sharpness to a dish, such as a curry, but it can also be sweetened and used in desserts like ginger bread.
The thought of a ginger-flavored ice-cream is therefore not that outlandish, but it’s still a little daring and different. I came across a batch of it at an ice-cream parlor in Macau called Lemon Cello. This shop had found its way to the Michelin list of best street food in Hong Kong and Macau.
I was half expecting the ice-cream to taste of candied ginger or ginger snap cookies. The flavor was more of a strong savory ginger that you get from fresh ginger, and darn it I loved it. It was so refreshing like drinking freshly made lemonade. Imagine a strong ginger tea that you add milk to, and you’ll get the drift.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 9