Around the World in Icy Treats

Es puter

Es puter is an Indonesian treat that looks a lot like ice cream, but it’s actually churned up with coconut milk and coconut cream instead of with their dairy equivalents. It’s often flavored with fruit and other sweet inclusions like red beans, mung beans, and palm sugar are common. Since coconut milk doesn’t freeze as well as dairy milk, the texture of es puter is often less smooth than ice cream. Es puter is often served on a slice of bread, or in a cone, topped with sticky rice, crushed peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, or chopped avocado.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…