Saturday, July 2

let's make ice cream !

I had the pleasure of attending an ice cream making demo at Carmela Ice Cream earlier today. I am so glad to come across this creamery because they only use fresh ingredients which most are found locally. The founder, Jessica Mortarotti put together an amazing presentation. She is a very creative flavor developer and focused on infusing herbs during today's demo. We learned how to make lemon verbena vanilla bean ice cream and lemon basil sorbet. My favorite part of the day aside from seeing the process unfold is smelling the aroma of all the fresh ingredients and the samples! Any locals should definitely stop by for some of what I think is the best ice cream around.

Carmela Ice Cream and Sorbet
2495 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104


  1. ohh wow, it looks so delicious - ice cream is my weakness

  2. I love any dessert with lemon scent, i bet room smell nice :-D. and the tubes are cute.

  3. ooh this looks so awesome! glad you had a fun time! any chance of you making them again at home?

  4. Lemon basil sorbet!!!! OH YUM! I would love to try some. Hope you're having a bright and sunny summer, Christine!! Missed visiting your blog. :D

    xx Love & Aloha

  5. That sounds really neat, Christine! I was just thinking about making ice cream, too. David Leibovitz has some great recipes for doing it without an ice cream maker :)

    Hope you're having a great summer; feel like I haven't talked to you in ages!

  6. looks great Christine! I would love to learn to make ice cream, great dessert for the summer!

    I'm doing fine, how are you? It's great to hear from you again! I just miss LA ;)

    Travel in Style

  7. That looks delicious!! I especially love that tree of waffle cones... mmmMmmmmmm :]

  8. I would love to trying making ice cream one of these days. That looked like so much of fun!

  9. Oh my gosh there is nothing better than delicious melt-in-your-mouth ice cream! I've always wanted to make my own homemade ice cream! Thanks for the great post! (: