Even though I did not grow this in my garden (one of my customers brought it to me at work) I thought I would share it with you. It grows on a very large tree, and is part of the legume family, so fixes nitrogen into the soil. It is called the ice cream bean.
Since it is so hot and humid here I popped some into the fridge to see how they would be cold, and they do taste good cold. I don't think they taste like ice cream though even when cold.
Funnily enough, I had been thinking of ice cream since I discovered a very tasty recipe for banana chocolate ice cream on a blog I follow littleecofootprints and think this might be my very favourite thing this summer to beat the heat. She just takes frozen banana, plain yogurt and honey and blends it together I love ice cream, but not the sugar and fat (not to mention the other undesirables that make it creamy and yummy) that comes along with it. Gosh I am thinking of some of my frozen lychees, mixed with my home made nonfat yoghurt and a little honey if necessary.
Funny how being hot and humid leads to thoughts of ice cream, but being part of the world of blogging can make that a healthy treat!