Our friends at Nordeast Nectars are beginning to harvest honey again and we’re going to do our damndest to get this liquid gold into our ice cream as much as possible. I’ve been wanting to do a salt bagel and cream cheese flavor for awhile, and when our beekeeper friends announced it was honey time, it seemed like it should also be honey, salt bagel and cream cheese ice cream time.
Angelic? That’s one way to describe the flavor of Nordeast Nectars honey.
Thanks to a quick survey of our followers, we were pointed to St. Paul Bagelry in our search of a good salt bagel. Good indeed. These circles were crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside just like they should be, with salt on the top AND the bottom. Bingo.
We sliced and diced them, added a little butter and baked them a bit more to help them hold up in the ice cream.
Oh, and let’s not forget the cream cheese.
The cream cheese and bagels were mixed into the base, and the golden nectar was woven into the cream as it went into the pints.
There you have it. Salt bagel, cream cheese and honey ice cream. Extremely creamy. A little salty and some serious sweet.
Like to try some? As we do every week, we’ll be giving away two pints of this flavor. Just leave a comment on our facebook page to be entered into the drawing. If you don’t have a facebook account, leave a comment right here on the blog. We’ll draw two winners on Friday afternoon (6/29/2012) at 4pm and will announce them on our facebook page (or email you if you’re comment resides here). Our only conditions are you must be able to pick it up here in Minneapolis, and be willing to give us a little feedback that can be shared with everyone else. Good luck!
5 Replies to “Salt Bagel with Cream Cheese and Honey”
pick me too! YUm! Love that you’re tusing Nordeast can’t wait to get my hands on one if I still can and try this flavor!
I am finally getting around to reviewing the delicious and wonderful Salt Bagel with Cream Cheese and Honey ice cream I won back at the end of June.
The guys were very patient with me because immediately after winning, I left the state for 10 days. (Family obligations!) So they didn’t make me forfeit and held my tasty treat until I got back.
On to the ice cream! Err’body, it was awesome. Because the cream cheese was blended into the base, it was rich and creamy with a bit of tanginess. The salt bagel chunks were numerous and perfectly crunchy, and the slight buttery salty notes balanced the richness of the ice cream itself. And the honey—oh the honey! It was a ribbon of sweetness winding its way through the pint. Just as you’d taste it, it would be gone, like that cutie who catches your eye with a smile, then disappears into the crowd, while you look on in surprise and longing.
Ahem. So what I’m trying to say is, I enjoyed every bite (and I even shared with a friend). If this flavor was for sale, I would absolutely purchase it again.
Thanks so much Erik and Ben—can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
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