310 - Mar 27
Roll it on!
D300 17-55mm f7.1 1/250
OK, I am going to leave it to you to guess what this is!
Date: 31 March
Thanks to all who attempted a guess at what this is. Many of you thought it was some type of a sweet and that's close but not enough! :-)
Alistair gets full marks as he thought: "A big ice cream thing? Looks tasty :p"
JSL (Jayshree) was bang on with: "Roller ice cream???? Never see a striped one before though!!!!" but then she's had it before! In fact it was she who introduced me to it a few years back!
Here's how it's made.
The barrel is stuffed with ice, I know that's a lot of ice! Then fresh sweetened milk is slowly poured over it which gets frozen over the barrel. Most of the time the flavours (varieties) offered are fresh fruit type but also include the regular vanilla & chocolate. Freshly cut fruit is then placed (pushed) against the barrel while it's being rotated. The fruit gets stuck to the frozen milk and that's how you get the stripes. The fruit depends on the season but the common ones are mango, chikoo, strawberry, orange etc. When a person selects the flavour(s), a knife is kept against the barrel while it is rotating and thin slivers of ice cream come off which are collected in a plate. Voila! You have fresh home-made ice cream!!
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