How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather During the mid-summer sizzle, it only makes sense that July would be ‘National Ice Cream Month’. We are prone to think of ice cream as a treat after dinner, with the kids or on a break at the beach. But our friends at Tipsy Scoop have us panting for the stuff at cocktail hour. Why you ask? Because these chicks had the genius idea of churning out ice cream made with alcohol. As Melissa, the owner explained to us, “” I have worked for the last few years on planning events for different liquor brands. I was always working with caterers to showcase the different brands by infusing their alcohol into everything from chicken wings to crepes! This got me thinking about what else I could infuse with liquor that would be even more delicious and Tipsy Scoop was born.”Thats right, get ready to let your liver finally enjoy a sensational summer treat. Tipsy Scoop offers up flavors such as Irish Car Bomb, St. Germain and Tequila, Maple Eggnog, Kir Royale and one of our favorites, Cake Batter. There is about 5% alcohol in each serving so it can certainly get you swerving especially if you pair your ice cream to the corresponding cocktail (oh yeah, we tried that).The company is relatively small and everything is made to order, so if you have any grand ideas for a flavor, be sure to email the girls here. If you are in the New York area they will be more than happy to cater your next pool party or corporate event (yeah, we did that, too).In honor of Ice Cream Month, the Tipsy girls sent over a recipe for a sundae that may change your life, if you have an ice cream machine that is. If not, celebrate any way you know how from a King Cone to a Mochi bun or just drizzle some booze on your own ice cream until you have the chance to experience Tipsy Scoop first hand.Tipsy Scoop Strawberry Rhubarb Bourbon Sundae: Ingredients:1 1/2 cups whole milk1 1/2 cups heavy cream1/3 cup sugar6 egg yolks1/2 cup Four Roses Yellow Label¼ cup Rhubarb Liqueur3 cups of fresh strawberriesPreparation:1. In a saucepan, add the milk and heavy cream. Over medium-high heat, scald the mixture.2. In a large bowl, add sugar and egg yolks and whisk for 1 minute. Carefully, slowly pour half the scalded milk and cream mixture into the egg yolks.3. Add the milk and egg mixture back into the saucepan. Warm over low-to-medium heat, stirring constantly.4. Transfer custard to a heat-proof container, cover, and let cool for 1 hour. Stir in the bourbon and rhubarb liqueur. Chill in the refrigerator until completely cold (up to 6 hours).5. Transfer the custard to an ice cream machine, processing according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add in muddled strawberries to the ice cream maker.Churn at least 20 minutes; ice cream will still be soft and should be placed back in the freezer for 1 hour before serving.6. Top with fresh strawberry slices and enjoy! Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations 8 of the Coolest Ice Cream Parlors in the World The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious
Mr. Cheadle, the actor and director George Clooney, the Kenyan long-distance runner Tegla Loroupe and the American speed-skater Joey Cheek met Secretary-General Kofi Annan today after returning from a visit to Beijing and Cairo, where they held talks with senior Chinese and Egyptian Government officials to discuss the continuing tragedy in Darfur.The actors and Olympic athletes said they discussed with Mr. Annan how they could work in the months ahead to spotlight the need for action in Darfur, where more than 200,000 people have been killed and 2 million others forced to flee their homes since 2003, while avoiding obstructing any potential diplomatic efforts to end the conflict.Fighting continues to rage in Darfur between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups, despite a peace deal in May that was signed by the Government and some of the rebels. UN officials have said they fear the crisis might now spill over into neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).The existing African Union (AU) peacekeeping force, known as AMIS, remains under-staffed and under-funded, and last month the Sudanese Government agreed with the UN and the AU for a three-phase reform culminating in an eventual hybrid UN-AU force taking over peacekeeping duties. But Khartoum has said repeatedly that it is opposed to blue helmets operating in Darfur.In a joint interview with the UN News Centre, Mr. Cheadle, Ms. Loroupe and Mr. Cheek said they hoped they could use their celebrity status not so much to influence the leaders of Security Council members and other individual nations, but to maintain the public pressure and ensure the media stays focused on Darfur.Mr. Cheadle, who was nominated for an Academy award for his performance in the film Hotel Rwanda, said the battle to protect Darfur’s civilians had reached a crucial stage, with the number of attacks on humanitarian workers and AMIS staff members rising sharply in recent months.“In Rwanda there wasn’t anything done until there were bodies clogging up the rivers and the streets. That’s when the world decided it could no longer be ignored… By then, of course, it was too late,” he said.Ms. Loroupe called on the AU and African governments to become much more aggressive in protecting civilians, and “to see that this is taking place in their house. Darfur is in their house and they have to clean their house.”Mr. Cheek said that in their visit to Beijing, they stressed to Chinese officials that the world would be watching their actions extremely closely in the lead-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, which will be held in the Chinese capital.“I hope that Arab States and the likes of China and maybe even Russia will see that this is something in which we must all get involved to stop the crisis, and not see it as a Western ulterior motive,” he added.