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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Whiskey Pops: Dessert That Hits You Like Sean Connery

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge BEN NARASIN
  • Ben Narasin

When I make sorbet at home I add a single ounce of alcohol to brighten the flavor, a trick I learned years ago that works exceptionally well. If you'd rather have alcohol as the focus instead of the enhancer, you might be attracted to the St. George Spirits Single Malt Whiskey gelato pops from Bar Gelato by Naia.

The flavor of the whiskey is light enough to tell you it's there, but not meaningful enough to make you forget you're eating a frozen dessert treat. I'd give it to my kids if I knew it was legal to do so.

The frozen paddle leads with the milky richness of the gelato base first, but the flavor of the whiskey comes in right behind. It's like a more sophisticated rum raisin ice cream, except there are no raisins, the rum is actually Scotchlike whiskey, and it's gelato. You get the idea?

There are caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch notes, but with a touch of authority. If you're looking for a huge hit of whiskey you won't find it here. This isn't an Arnold Schwarzenegger tough guy pop, more Sean Connery. Sophisticated, leaning English, and still able to kick the #%* out of all the other pops on the block.

You can find them, and Bar Gelato's other flavors (try the Blue Bottle and the Numi Jasmine) at Whole Foods Bay Area locations for $1.99.

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