Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ice Cream Abroad: Ice Cream Ireland Blog

One of my favorite ice cream blogs to keep up with is that of Keiran Murphy, one of the owners (along with his brother Sean) of Murphys Ice Cream in Killarney and Dingle, Ireland. (I am also enamored with the typographic treatment of their logo.)

Keiran's blog, Ice Cream Ireland, is diverse, knowledgable and interesting. I love it for it's recipes, photos (see right for an excellent example!), ice cream making tips, and the culture of ice cream and Ireland in general I get from keeping up with the blog. One of my favorite posts ever was Ice Cream Made Easy, with Sean and his son Conor teaching us how to make ice cream. It is just wonderful!

I've never been to Ireland, but Murphys Ice Cream is on my list of places to visit.

Recently the brothers published a book, Murphys Ice Cream Book of Sweet Things, which I am dying to get my hands on, but it seems not to be available yet in the U.S., and I am trying to avoid the high international shipping costs. But if it continues to not be available state side much longer, I am going to cough up the shipping because I would love to have a copy.

Murphys Ice Cream belongs right up there with things I like from Ireland: The Frames, Damian Rice, U2, my brother-in-law and his family, my friends from Cork, Damian and Gemma, and Irish blooded American friends. Oh, right...and that fabulous accent. And the movie Once.

Images courtesy of Keiran at Ice Cream Ireland. Thanks, Keiran!


EB said...

What a great blog! Thanks for turning me on to it. Oh hey have you seen the newest Bon Appetit? It's ice cream porn!

Tina said...

eb...if its that good we must check it out! Thanks for being a loyal visitor!

liam said...

I wish I had known about this place, we would have stopped in when we were there in October

Kieran said...

Thanks so much for that! Keep up the great blog!

Scoopalicious said...

EB: yes, great great issue!

Liam: Bro-in-law, we can go when you take your ab fab family-in-law to Ireland!

Kieran: Of course! We LOVE you guys! Please please please get on your publisher to get the book in the United States!

Bethany @ Scoopalicious

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