Introducing The World's First Ice Cream Cleanse

We are all familiar with the concept of a juice cleanse. For a few days your diet is restricted to pre-made juices in hopes they will clean out your system and enable you to lose a few pounds along the way. Well, what about the concept of an ice cream cleanse? It sounds too good to be true, but it's actually completely legitimate — and the tests are yielding some very interesting results.

Ice cream has been a “hot” commodity as far as food trends of 2014 go. Ice cream sandwiches have taken over as the new “portable dessert” (bye-bye donuts!), and “instant ice cream,” which is churned using liquid nitrogen, has become the latest experiment in restaurants all across the country. Therefore, it’s only natural that someone would jump onto the health-food bandwagon and figure out exactly how eating ice cream can benefit our bodies. Enter Kippy’s! Ice Cream Shop, located at 326 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, California, which is serving up a four-day ice cream and yoga cleanse (in a partnership with their neighboring yoga studio) which has yielded serious weight loss and stamina-related results!

NYC's First Cupcake ATM

Inspired by the unpredictable cravings of a pregnant woman, the Cupcake ATM can dispense up to four cupcakes at one time, including doggie cupcakes (which are sugar free and made with yogurt, so they’re pup friendly!), being sold at 2 for $5. The touch screen system allows you to make selections like a bank ATM would, and a claw retrieves the one you want, stored in an adorable brown and pink cardboard box.

The machine holds an incredible 760 cupcakes, with 20 different varieties that, yes, do include vegan red velvet. It is restocked at all hours by Sprinkles' employees, who bake the goods round the clock for guaranteed freshness. And if cupcakes aren’t your treat of choice, no worries: Sprinkles hopes to add the options for brownies and cookies by the end of next month.

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Sweet Temptation

Every good meal ends with dessert. Many believe that making a dessert is a challenging engagement in the kitchen, but It does not have to be that way. Any dessert novice can step into the spotlight and have conquered them the first time round. It's a liberating experience. Any dessert will be a piece of cake (pardon the pun) So here are a couple of recipes to lose that fear of dessert preparation and to become acquainted with your sweet tooth.

To start off with, how about making some cupcakes, a great combination is lemon and raspberries and here is an easy recipe for you.

Valentine's Ben and Jerry's Guide

With all the hype about love and romance in the air, it can be pretty hard being single on Valentine's Day. You might even want to stay in, turn on something crappy on TV, and drown your sorrows in a gallon or three of ice cream. Well, while we're totally telling you to cheer up and not to be down on yourself, we will also post this helpful guide to five of the newest Ben & Jerry's flavors...you know, just in case. And, for good measure, we'll be pairing them with some quotes from fellow romance cynics.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch

Vanilla Honey Caramel Frozen Yogurt

One pie wonder

With the days and nights as cold as they are, winter has settled in. The season gives you the advantage of savoring a comforting meal which is flavorsome and accessible. Comfort foods have become synonymous with stews and soups but let’s change that a bit, how about a selection of pies to keep that comfort up? Pies are a great vehicle to carry flavor and texture. The pastry should be crisp and the filling inside should be steaming and melt in your mouth. I adore a good pot or English style pie even a sausage roll goes a long way.

The Black Sheep Traditional Irish fare is found at the Black Sheep Pub. A great selection of beers is on tap and the food will not disappoint. And what might you ask goes great with a good beer a pie of course and that is what you will find at this pub. Stop by some time.
Sweets For The Sweet At Epicerie Boulud

Forget generic, let's go for the good stuff. Pink champagne and chocolate truffles in a heart-shaped box made completely out of chocolate.

...Need we say more?

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and settling for less-than-spectacular in terms of gift giving is unacceptable! Luckily, Epicerie Boulud, located at 1900 Broadway at 64th Street, has turned its production up a notch to provide you with the perfect tasty treat for you to give to your special someone.

The Best Ice Cream Ever Comes to Boston

Ever heard of Graeter's ice cream from Cincinnati, Ohio? Well, Oprah says it's her absolute favorite and Bill Clinton gets it shipped to his house on dry ice, so it's probably batshit amazing. And now Bostonians can sample what is possibly the best ice cream in the world because Whole Foods markets in the area are now carrying the coveted brand.

Graeter's is hand-packed and painstakingly made in small, two-gallon batches using an old fashioned "french pot" process that commericial manufacturers have long since abandoned. Because of their careful technique and high quality ingredients, the frozen result is unique: a dense, creamy, and fresh-tasting dessert. The Boston Whole Foods will carry a limited number of flavors including Graeter's signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip.

If you're interested in the company's process and why it makes their ice cream taste better than anyone else's, check out this video below:

Our Valentine's Day Sweets Gift Guide !

Valentine's Day is a day for love and romance, but more importantly, it is a day where you can stuff your face with chocolates, baked goods, and wine without judgement. So we're rounding up some of the most delightful, sexy, and lush sweets and other treats just in time for your V Day celebrations!

This luxurious chocolate brand is celebrating Valentine's Day with an exquisite collection of dark chocolate offered in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Our favorite Armani/Dolci treat this year is their 16-piece praline set. This set features an assortment of refined dark chocolate pralines with unique flavors like saffron cream, coffee gianduja, blueberry cream, and Italian chili pepper. Sets are priced at $38 each.

Afternoon Tea at Rose House

Located in Downtown Flushing, Rose House celebrates the marriage of tea and art in its spacious setting, furnished with red leather couches and oil paintings. The atmosphere embodied elegance at its simplest: yellow lamps lent a gentle ambiance while the fresh assortment of pink and white roses made it a lovely haven for delicious English teas. Classical music hummed beneath the layer of quiet chatter that resonated around the spacious teahouse. Everything here was so delicate and the air was thick with the sweet scent of teas brewing in rose-embellished china teapots that perched prettily upon ceramic potholders.