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carmela ice cream class…



One of my favorite LA artisanal ice cream shops, Carmela in Pasadena, just started offering classes…and I was thrilled to attend one this past weekend. My friend Caroline and I spent Saturday morning learning about herbal infusions from owners Jessica and Zach. Because all of their flavors use only pure and organic ingredients, we learned how to infuse the ingredients of choice into ice cream and sorbet. We made Vanilla Bean Lemon Verbena ice cream and Lemon Basil Sorbet…yum! It was a morning of learning and sampling…and what's better than ice cream and cookies for breakfast? Carmela has another class later this month and are planning a savory-themed class next! — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. Nom! Have you seen the new book by Jeni of Jeni’s Ice Creams? It’s the best ice cream in the world, she’s located in Columbus. The book is called ‘Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home’

  2. Yum! I love their ice cream, it’s totally worth indulging in. Such a cool idea that they do an ice cream class, I’d love to try it out.

  3. Sounds absolutely yummy! I’d love to try a class like that out some time. Who doesn’t like sampling ice-cream and learning about infusions?! Haha! <3

  4. i am an ice cream addict (can easily have it for breakfast) and would love to attend of these classes! the flavor combos sound amazing. as do those waffles cones. were you taught to make those too?

  5. Carmela’s ice cream is simply the BEST! Their little space in Pasadena is adorable too. Wish I still lived in LA to take advantage of their new classes – how fun!

  6. I love your blog and the food you feature, but I do feel like it’s missing recipes! It’s hard to read about all this beautiful food and not know how to make it.
    What about sharing some ice cream recipes?

  7. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for your note! Recipes were given to those to paid for and attended the class, so I dont think it would be fair to share their recipes due to that fact. When I make something and post about it, I do share recipes when I can!


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