A Symphony of Chinese Wine Ice Creams

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  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

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New Beijing Cuisine

New Beijing Cuisine

By Jereme Leung

Published 2010

  • About

Ice cream is a popular dessert in Western culture. Even though it does not feature heavily in Chinese desserts, commercially-produced varieties are available in convenience stores and supermarkets. My challenge here was to create delicious, homemade ice creams with Chinese flavours. I decided to use traditional Chinese liquors, such as gui hua chan (osmanthus flower wine), which is sweet with a floral character, gu ye long shan, an oxidised rice wine from Shaoxing that tastes like a dry sherry, and wu liang ye, a sorghum-based spirit that is a bit challenging for inexperienced drinkers, but is widely revered in China.

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