Feast Your Eyes: Colbert and Myrhvold Enjoy "Ice Cream" That Tastes Like Ice Cream

Stephen Colbert and Nathan Myrhvold enjoy pistachio ice-cream that "isn’t really ice cream at all."


Not content with having a Ben & Jerry's flavor named after him, last night Stephen Colbert persuaded Nathan Myrhvold, the former Microsoft CTO and author of the epic Modernist Cuisine cookbook, to make him pistachio ice-cream.

The dessert, as Myrhvold's team explain on their blog, "isn’t really ice cream at all." It contains no eggs or dairy, but is instead constructed from pistachio nut oil and emulsifiers. Colbert is duly impressed:

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