milkmade flavor of the day: Red Rum
rooibos-cinnamon ice cream with rum balls
Our flavor creation process is sometimes based around one main ingredient (Watermelon Snow), sometimes it’s an ice cream rendition of our favorite dessert (Red Velvet Cake), and sometimes a flavor name is so perfect that we have to concoct a ‘scream to match.
Red Rum was a hybrid of ingredient and name - we long ago realized that our favorite red tea makes a killer ‘scream, especially when paired with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. So silky and light, yet full of flavor. Yum. When deciding what to mix in, the name Red Rum came to mind. Perfect! Especially for the spooky month of October.
But how to incorporate rum? After many failed attempts at a rooibos-rum base, we almost gave up on Red Rum. But then - enter Emily Dubner of Baking for Good who created, just for MilkMade, these rum balls. They’re so good, I can’t keep my hands off them. It’s a cookie dough/donut hole/shot of rum in each ball. And we’re packing them into our rooibos pints this October. Watchout!
Note that we recognize our pals Ben & Jerry just announced their Schweddy Balls ‘scream. It truly was a coincidence - the announcement came the day after we placed the order with Baking for Good. Great minds, or something!