Cold Comfort Ice Cream: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
Cold Comfort is an ice cream artisan local to Victoria, BC. Hand-crafted in small batches and seasonally inspired by local produce, Cold Comfort ice cream is curiously flavoured, tenderly crafted and simply delicious. Their Ice Cream Journal – an archive of all their flavours is my new favourite webpage.
I threw some questions at Autumn Maxwell, the lady behind the cream scene.
What are the three ingredients you need in your kitchen at all times?
Organic cane sugar, organic cream, and local eggs from happy chickens!
You are allowed to eat one and and only one cold dessert for four months, what are you going to pick?
I’ve kind of hooked myself on the coconut milk salted caramel – for being so simple and minimalistic with only 3 ingredients, it has a superb creamy texture and complex flavour.
What’s your latest Cold Comfort creation?
Hmmm, I guess that would be the White Tiger – fennel and orange. Tastes like Tiger Tiger from childhood, but without the stripes.
Are your treats available outside of Victoria, BC?
Not really, but I did just deliver some to Union Market in Vancouver.
Most popular flavour in the history of the Cold Comfort journal?
That’s a tough one. Either the Bourbon & Salted Butter Caramel, Black & Tan Fantasy, or Salted Caramel. Lowest common denominator: Salted Caramel – the people love it.
When you buy for yourself and for your home, do you usually buy new, used or a mixture of both?
Almost exclusively used. Except a few unmentionables.
Best ‘Used’ find?
I treasure my vintage dresses that I find time to time in second hand stores.
Looking for anything ‘used’ right now? (because you never do know right!?)
Might be in the market for a bigger ice cream machine, or a hole-in-the-wall “storefront” somewhere…
If I’m going to buy a Cold Comfort ice cream this week, what do you recommend?
Depends where you go – some stores have a more varied selection that others! If you can get your hands on a pint of Caramel Apple Crumble I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be let down.