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Discovering Swiss Orange Chip Ice Cream

August 20, 2012

Early on in our relationship, S. had been telling me about this wonderful ice cream from Swensen’s, a local ice cream shop. Swiss Orange Chip. Didn’t really sound terribly enticing, but what’s in a name? We went to said ice cream shop, and S. ordered two Swiss Orange Chip cones. It did not look like a really dark chocolate, which disappointed me, but I tried to keep an open mind. An open mind, and then an open mouth, and then “Oh, yes.”  It was really wonderful.  Swensen’s is not close to here, so we did not have the ice cream often. It became a destination special treat. While surfing around the net one day, I happened to Google “Swiss Orange Chip Ice Cream”. I stumbled across a site where in 2009, someone named Cindy Ruth had been talking about having fond memories of, and really missing, the Swiss Orange Chip Ice Cream she used to get at a Swensen’s in Missouri. You can read about her duplicating the recipe on her blog, Baked Alaska. (see link below) I saved the recipe, thinking that perhaps I would have the chance to make it someday. That someday came when I borrowed a friend’s ice cream maker, and we made Cindy Ruth’s version of Swiss Orange Chip Ice Cream. She had really nailed that recipe. All  we could say, was “WOW”.  We found ourselves saying “WOW” every time either of us put a spoonful of that ice cream into our mouth. We were eating Swensen’s Swiss Orange Chip, and we did not have to drive across town to get it. Do your mouth a favor, and make this ice cream. See if you find that it has the “WOW” factor. We sure do.


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  1. hakonow
    August 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    OOOhhh!!! That baked alaska looks super delish!!!
    I loved that you mentioned Swenson’s IceCream. Swenson’s was our most favorite treat when we were growing up in Singapore. Imagine the sugar rush after a giggly group of 12 yr old girls went out for ice cream. At least it was not a calorie concern at that time! Recently chanced upon a Swenson’s in Nob Hill when I visited a friend’s new sushi restaurant. Will try the orange chip ice cream next time.

    • August 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Wow, I didn’t know that Swensen’s was international. Did you have a favorite flavor then? You really need to try the Swiss Orange Chip. Let me know what you think.

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