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Pint Description: Piedmontese hazelnut ice cream, hazelnut chocolate ganache swirl, nutty shortbread crunch made with @BestDamnCookies hazelnut linzers.
Piedontese Hazelnut Ice Cream: A wealthy, creamy, thick, ultra-premium base with a definite hazelnut taste. It’s so uncommon to get a hazelnut-flavored ice cream—and I’m actually having fun with it. The bottom isn’t overly candy and the hazelnut taste is sufficiently pronounced such that the bottom does present an efficient distinction towards the a lot sweeter chocolate mix-in.
Hazelnut Chocolate Ganache Swirl: Usually when an ice cream has a chocolate ganache, it’s extra of a brittle magic-shell-type chocolate. However that’s not the case right here. This ganache has a softer texture. It’s simple to scoop together with some base.
There’s an inch thick layer of ganache on the underside of this pint. Sure, there’s additionally some combined in all through and a few on the edges of the pint as effectively, however it’s not as beneficiant an quantity as on the backside of the pint. In any occasion, it’s sufficient chocolate to get some on each spoon. There’s a lot chocolate, in truth, that isolating the bottom alone with out the chocolate requires nice effort.
In style, it’s extra of a milk chocolate, however the hazelnut taste, if there’s any, appears pretty refined. Maybe it’s being overwhelmed by the chocolate or my palate isn’t sufficiently developed to style the hazelnut. Regardless, the chocolate may be very candy and flavorful.
Nutty Shortbread Crunch: Shortbread, crunchy as promised, no sogginess evident—a strong mix-in, though considerably erratically distributed. Some components of my half pint have thick swirls of shortbread cookie, bigger chunks, smaller bits. Different components simply have an occasional medium-sized piece. Should you common it out, although, the quantity of shortbread cookie is beneficiant. Being shortbread, the items don’t have sturdy taste—simply sugary crunchiness. I’m not tasting any “nutty” from the cookie, regardless of the pint description that implies in any other case. However the distinct crunchy texture of this mix-in is a welcome addition to this pint.
General: Caffe Panna Greatest Rattling Hazelnut is a accurately named pint. It’s the finest hazelnut flavored ice cream I’ve ever tasted. This pint is completely decadent. The bottom is wealthy, luxurious—a boldly flavored hazelnut that stands sturdy towards the chocolate mix-ins. The sweetness and excessive quantity of milk chocolate ganache put this pint excessive—right into a legendary class towards which there aren’t any opponents.
The shortbread cookie items are good high quality too—crunchy, sugary, if not particularly “nutty” flavored—and a beneficiant quantity of them are considerably haphazardly distributed all through the pint. The flavors—hazelnut base, chocolate ganache, shortbread cookies—play effectively collectively. Sure, for some, it could be an excessive amount of, too wealthy. However I frankly couldn’t get sufficient. Really useful for if you end up within the temper for excessive decadence, most likely this Saturday. 9/10.
- Unknown servings per container
- Serving measurement: 2/3 cup
- Energy per serving: Unknown
- Energy per container: Unknown
Described on their web site as: Piedmontese hazelnut ice cream, hazelnut chocolate ganache swirl, nutty shortbread crunch made with @BestDamnCookies hazelnut linzers.
Have to know the way Caffe Panna makes their ice cream? Who is aware of!? Caffe Panna hasn’t put out a recipe e-book but! Come on, Caffe Panna! What’s the deal? We love you and need to get to know you higher—to know all of your little ice cream quirks and secrets and techniques. Publish that ice cream cookbook already!
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