Mirabelle plums are olive size, yellow plums common to the Lorraine region of France (on the right.)
Little Difference #33 - Ice Cream Flavors
And what a tasty difference it is! No Rocky Road, Neapolitan, Cookie Dough, or Chocolate Chip Mint here in Lux. But look what they do have. We're not suffering. No, not at all!
Stracciatella (on the left) is found in every gelateria. It is vanilla with little chocolate pieces in it. It happens to be Eva's favorite.
Dame Blanche, on the right, is a Belgian (and parts of France) dessert. It is vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce (sometimes heated) and Chantilly cream on top. In the U.S. we would call it a hot fudge sundae or chocolate sundae.
Marron is the French word for chestnut (although, technically Marrons are slightly different from Chestnuts.) Marrons glacés (on the right) are candied chestnuts; a confection from the south of France.
Quetsche plums are common in this region. The Questche we get in Luxembourg are from Germany. They look like, what we in the U.S., would call Italian Prunes. Speculoos (on the right) are Belgian cookies that are traditionally eaten during St. Nicholas Day.
Cannelle is the French word for cinnamon(on the left.) On the right we have Orange Blossom Honey (Miel.)pamplemousse) on the right.
Light ice cream, so common in the U.S., is nearly non existent here. Ben & Jerry's ice cream is sold here . . . for about 5,00 euros a pint! It's funny too, that for as popular as ice cream is, there aren't any ice cream shops here - only Gelaterias. I'm not complaining, just sayin'!
Tell me about ice cream in your neck of the woods!
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