August’s Flavor of the Month #135, Sarsaparilla Sour sarsaparilla ice cream flavored with bitters and a dash of rye whiskey with chipped chocolate Hot summer days just weren’t hot summer days without a trip to the corner A&W. A tall pour of root beer, a double scoop of vanilla ‘scream, a straw aaand a spoon and I was a happy girl. Twenty years later and not much has changed, but throw in some bitters for bite and a dash of rye, ya know, for fun.
Conspiracy theory: “cream” is a cruel joke perpetrated upon people who don’t understand cooking.
All the recipes I want to make require “cream”. So I go to the grocery store, and they’ve got sour cream, cream cheese, half-cream-half-milk, whipped cream, whipping cream, ice cream, cookies-n-cream…but no cream. I ask the grocery store workers, and they say “Oh, you want cream? We have whipped cream here, and half-cream-half-milk here…” and I ask “Yes, but which of those is just cream?” and they refuse to tell me.
I think I’ve tried practically all of them in recipes that require cream, and they all taste bad. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m a bad cook, or because hidden somewhere there is cream and I just need to find it.