Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Delicious: Cashew Ice Cream At Desi Market

If you're looking for a pocket-sized treat, check out cashew ice cream in the freezer at Desi Market.

This is Reena's ice cream made in a traditional Indian flavor with cashews and raisins ("kaju draksh"). It's sold in single-serving containers, which makes it fun for a quick treat or to have on hand for a night when you when you suddenly need dessert.

This isn't the all-natural ice cream you'll get from Island Style Ice Cream or Moorenko's. The reality is that the frozen food at Desi in Columbia, Apna Bazaar in Laurel or most other ethnic groceries are closer to the products at Giant than to the organic items at My Organic Market. Deep Food distributes everything from ice cream to naan to shelf-stable lunches, and they make good stuff. The cashew ice cream is creamy and soft, and I scooped up the entire container one evening before dinner. I just wanted a spoonful, but soon I was scraping the bottom.

Desi Bazaar
9179 Red Branch Rd # H
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-8400

NEAR: This is in a commercial area off Rte 108 just east of Rte 29. You can't see anything from Rte 108. You turn north onto Red Branch Road, and Desi Bazaar is in a commercial building on the right. The parking is actually before the store, so we had to U-turn and go back.

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