Smoke & Oak.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

There may be snow on the ground and slush in the streets, but thanks to this gorgeous - and very intriguing - recipe by Beth Kirby of the blog Local Milk, I'm suddenly dreaming of ice cream. Ice cream flavored with toasted oak chips, smoked sea salt, and a drizzle of black tea caramel, that is.  

Beth originally posted the recipe to Local Milk in late September, writing, "This is a spectral time of year, romantic and eerie and crisp...This ice cream tastes like it." I have a hunch it'd be the perfect treat for the moody-gray days of winter, too. (I'd eat it inside, by the radiator, of course.)

Find the full post at Beth's blog, Local Milk, here. (And be sure to click around while you're there - everything is stunningly beautiful.) See more photos by Beth in her portfolio, here


Panda Head said...

that sounds ABSURDLY delicious, and wow - the food photography is inspirational (I've never seen an eggshell look appealing)!!

tara said...


I'm one of those weirdos that actually likes eating ice cream in winter. And in the summer. And all the time.

angela said...

What a lovely website! That ice cream sounds dreamy!!

Julie / Bound said...

I've been having a real moment with frozen yogurt lately, and thinking it was really bizarre...glad to know other people are crazy enough to crave cold sweets in the winter, too!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous food blog. What a lovely, poetic mess Beth has to offer. "There are messes, tears, failure, and heartache. And there is sweetness, fresh bread, vertiginously passionate kisses, and good work to be done. And there is poetry in all of it."

Thanks, as always, for the share Shoko!


Chloe Moon said...

I haven't ever tried to make ice cream before...that must end! Ooo that looks good! =) I'll check out local milk! =)

Ergo - Blog

Linda said...

Wow! What an intriguing combination. I've definitely seen Beth's photos floating around the web—am excited to explore her blog further.

I love the interplay between sun and shadow in her photos too. So dreamy.

Shoko said...

Morgan, she's so talented. The photography, the writing, the recipes - it's all just so good.

Julie, nope, you're definitely not alone :)

Alex, my pleasure! It's such a gem.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of anything like this before! Checking out Local Milk right now! :)

Kathy said...

I would have never thought that toasted oak chips could be a flavor! My goodness, what a great find, Shoko!

Pink Ronnie said...

Oh my, look at that ice cream... I definitely want some right now!!!
Ronnie xo

Trish said...

Sounds divine! Sea salt makes everything better!



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