55 comments

  1. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Cynthia! This is TOO delicious for words. I’m just going to sit here for a while and pretend that I’m eating one of these sundaes and not my sad desk lunch…Olive oil + chocolate are a total match made in heaven and this is absolutely perfect. Plus it’s been FAR too long since I made brownies and I think I need to whip up a batch asap.

    • tworedbowls says:

      September 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

      YESS more brownies, always!! Yours are such a staple in my life, there’s never a time when I don’t have a few squares hiding in the freezer for emergency consumption. <3 Too too good!

  2. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Cynthia that is a hilarious story!! You literally had me laughing at my laptop (now a lady in the corner of the cafe thinks I’m nuts…..) but who cares because that chocolate brownie and ice-cream situation is demanding all my attention 😀 What a delicious recipe!! ……and an epic reminder that i need a brownie now.

  3. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Your vigilante mosquito justice just made my entire week…no month! So hilarious and true to life. Okay, and this recipe looks and sound beyond words incredible. Your pictures are absolutely stunning, possibly my favorite ever, and the olive oil ice cream is something that I can’t wait to attempt!

  4. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Oh the mosquitoes. They luckily don’t like me, but they sure do like my boyfriend. I think it’s a miracle if I am not awakend by the light in the middle of the night and seeing him seeking out the little beasts. A game changer for him was an electric racket and I also can’t recommend it enough. I love your combination, I was always wary of those savoury ice creams until I tried one with olive oil last year, it is amazing. Your combinaton looks great!

  5. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I don’t know which I’m more in love with – the ice cream, the brownie photos or the combination of the two! The whole ensemble looks so incredibly delicious I want to dive right in with my spoon!

  6. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Oh lordy Cynthia, these are gorgeous and have me craving a brownie sundae for breakfast! I always thought olive oil on ice cream was odd, but this has me thinking it just might be the perfect combination, especially with brownies thrown into the mix. You GO girl for getting that mosquito! We have a cat that tends to track down the bugs for us, but my fiance is usually the bug killer in our house too 🙂

  7. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Um, can we be ice cream buddies the next time I’m in NYC? Mosquitos are annoying and that buzzing sound is even worse. I tried growing those insect eating plants but they don’t help much. Anyway, olive oil ice cream sundaes, they look delicious!!!

  8. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    haha, B2 sounds like a keeper. KILL those terrible buzzing a-holes! I had a job identifying mosquitos for 3 years while I was doing my undergrad. Now when I kill one I always check it out to see what species it is!! lol. Anyway, how to transition into commenting on the deliciousness of this sundae? Just go ahead! I love this!! The ice cream alone sounds fab 🙂

  9. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

    haha, mosquitos! they have been the bane of me and frank’s existence this summer! b2 is right though, i guess the one good thing about fall is hopefully the lack of blood sucking bugs – high five’s for that! but goodness, lady, this brownie sundae sounds insane. love all the sweet, savory, frozen, baked things going on here! xo’s, and happy last day of summer to you two!

  10. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

    There is nothing more annoying than a mosquito buzzing in your ear when you are trying to sleep. I have no problems killing those suckers whenever I can and I love your story. It was around 90 here yesterday and your ice cream looks perfect for this kind of weather.

  11. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 10:39 am

    haha, I love your mosquito story. So nice to have a mosquito killing hero on your side, but I’m very glad you were able to step up to the challenge when he was gone 🙂 This ice cream looks SO good. I am always so excited by olive oil in sweet dishes, it’s so unique and so crazy good. Have you ever tried Alice Medrichs brownie recipe? It’s on Food52 if you want to check it out and ohmygoodness you should. The BEST brownies.

  12. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I’m in love, this olive oil ice cream sounds truly dreamy. Before the last surgery exam we ate brownies and ice cream for stress relief, and our ob gyn exam is coming up Thursday… this couldn’t have been more perfect timing 🙂
    Lovely photos per usual Cynthia! Hope all is well!

  13. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    huddling underneath the sheets suffocating to death to avoid that annoying buzzing in your ear was my LYFE when we were kids. my dad used to wrap jeans in newspaper and then throw them at the ceiling to smash the little effers that would go perch up there (we had high ceilings, the ultimate mosquito advantage). fun times. thankfully the upside of living in essentially what is a coastal desert (socal) is that there are no more mosquitos

    and ice cream + olive oil + salt is the BEST. have never considered adding brownies before but i think this would be awesome :O

  14. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Cynthia, I know I’ve said it before but you are such a talented storyteller! I just LOVE this post! I’m totally helpless when it comes to bug killing and reaching things on high shelves, so congrats on your feat of bravery! 😉 And of course, all hail the Ghirardelli box brownie. *pound it*

  15. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Woah, can we just talk about these brownies for a sec though…damnnnn!
    I am slowly coming around to the idea of olive oil in ice cream. It started when Mandy posted that mascarpone soft serve will olive oil drizzled all over it, and now this?!

  16. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Is today really officially the last day of summer? Sigh! I’m glad to be able to turn on my oven again too, so I suppose everything’s a give and take. I’ll TAKE a giant cone of this ice cream, by the way. Ice cream for all seasons!! Totally a fan.

  17. says:

    September 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I love your mosquito story – I HATE the sound… during one loooong buzz-filled night at our holiday home in the height of summer I squashed 15 bloody (literally) little creatures on the wall! Yeuch – what a mess – the blotches remained as a reminder of the night until the wall was painted! I have been known to wake certain other members of the household doing gymnastics on the bed in the middle of the nightie search of an elusive little sucker!

    Your recipe sounds divine but, sadly, I think it is more than I can cope with…

    Roll on summer in this part of the world!!

  18. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Wow! Olive oil ice cream! I would have never thought of that! May I suggest doing a basil olive oil too? Beautiful styling as always!

  19. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Mosquito Assassin!! lolol congratulations on the new victory!
    My first go at olive oil ice cream was mind boggling and so dang delicious. This post is just screaming–MAKE ME AND THEN STUFF YOUR FACE WITH ME.

  20. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 5:30 am

    This looks fantastic, I’ve seen olive oil used a lot in cakes, but never in ice-cream. I agree that a really good extra virgin olive oil is very fruity and I can completely see how this would work.

    Wonderful photographs.

  21. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Olive oil ice cream sundaes are my favorite! I have never made them myself — always intimidated by the olive oil ice cream component — but since you’ve done all of the legwork in nailing a recipe, I feel like it might be time to give it a try. Thank you, thank you for that! 😉 xx

  22. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This may just have been my all-time favorite story to go along a recipe 😀 I’m really proud of you for fighting and winning that battle with the mosquito!

    And these sundaes make this post even more lovable. Beautiful and delicious as always. xx

  23. says:

    September 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I loved reading your mosquito adventures. Glad you finally got one! I laughed out loud when you said you sent a photo of your smeared victim. Thanks for reminding me that there is ONE thing to be grateful for with the end of summer! I have been wanting to try olive oil ice cream for a while now and you just pushed me over the top. I need to have this!

  24. says:

    September 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Congratulations on your new-found status as mosquito slayer! These sundaes are quite a way to celebrate, I have been wanting to try olive oil on my ice cream and this looks like the perfect way to do that.

  25. says:

    September 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Moquitoes love our sweet Asian blood nectar. SERIOUSLY! I will be eaten alive by those bastards while Rich remains untouched (white husband, hehe). I am B2 in this equation, jolted awake by the buzzing in the ear and cannot, will not sleep until mosquito it flattened dead!

    Love the ice cream, and as always your “I want to eat my computer screen” gorgeous photos! and I get sweetly nostalgic about brownies – “thanks for the brownies Cynthia!!” – Teddy xo

  26. says:

    September 25, 2015 at 1:21 am

    This looks so crazy interesting! I must try ice cream that’s as unconventional as possible one of these days. And errr I have a feeling I’ll be jinxing myself here, but it’s so weird that we don’t have ANY skeeters in socal~I did grow up with them all over though in Argentina. I’ve had my fair share of burning off those spiral mosquito repellent thingies. 😛

  27. says:

    September 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Hahaha I am the ultimate target for mosquitoes!!! It’s actually quite terrible. Luckily I now live on a floor that is *just* out of reach of those pesky mosquitoes. These sundaes remind me of the olive oil ice cream I had at Salt and Straw in Portland this summer- so so tasty!

  28. says:

    October 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

    All I can say is, YESSSSSSSS. And YAYYY. I’ve missed your posts. Definitely playing catch up right now. I feel like I’ve missed my weekly doses of Cynthia! Did you try the Morgenstern’s Olive Oil amazingness in June? It was like olive oil ice cream with olive oil magic shell, and olive oil potato chips. It was like heaven in a cone. Needless to say, I’m obsessed with this sundae. DREAM COME TRUE!! P.s. Happy Thursday and lots of hugs!!

  29. Meghan says:

    October 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Question for you – this was my first go at ice cream, and there are tiny little lumps in it. Any idea what I may have done wrong? Thank you!

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Meghan, I’m so sorry that happened! Were they white, or clear? If they were small and white, my guess is that they may have been from the cream cheese not dissolving fully — I have had minor issues with that in the past, and found it’s best to whisk the cream cheese very vigorously with a small amount of the hot milk mixture until it’s very smooth, before incorporating it into the rest of the milk mixture. Using an immersion blender or regular blender might also help. My second thought, although I’m not sure about this, is that maybe the olive oil didn’t emulsify properly (in which case the lumps would probably be clear). Again, so sorry that happened! If you try it again, I’d love to hear how it goes. I hope the ice cream was still tasty!

  30. kaleandcaramel says:

    October 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I really really really really really like you (OLIVE OIL ICE CREAM SUNDAE) and I want you / d’you want me, d’you want me, too?! Sorry, Cynth…I just felt like the best way I could express my feelings about this was with Carly Rae Jepsen lyrics. It might happen again, because I really truly love, Carly Rae, and I feel just the same about everything you make! <3 xo's from LA

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