Don’t mull this one over – make glühwein ice cream

When it comes to creativity in the kitchen we like to think out of the pot. Exhibit A: glühwein ice cream. If you’ve never sampled glühwein (all together now, gloo–vine), this German mulled wine traditionally served hot during the winter months, is about to change your love of vino. But since our hemisphere doesn’t inspire… Continue Reading »

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