Every year when the weather starts to change, and Spring starts to creep in, I am always haunted by a deep sense of nostalgia. I can never pinpoint exactly what the nostalgia is for, but it is there, burdening me all Spring long. My favorite way to cure my feelings is through orange blossom and neroli. There is something about the floral that reawakens and recenters. I shower with neroli body wash, I make cocktails with orange blossom and kumquat, and at Victory Garden, we make orange blossom vanilla ice cream. We have always made this flavor, as orange blossom is as connected to my brand as goat milk. The combination of orange and cream is not new, it exists in our culture as it does in many others. Our orange blossom smoothie, after all, is modeled after the Dominican shake, morir soñando, or to die dreaming.
Last week we received fresh orange blossoms from California and made a real version of our Orange Blossom Vanilla. The blossoms are subtle, yet intoxicating. We recommend this with a touch of orange marmalade boiled down with some water. These pints are only available for what we have in stock. We hope that you pick up a pint and you too, die dreaming, of how delicious this Mediterranean creamsicle is. Enjoy!