This is a guest review by by Faith Kramer, previously shared on Sugar Savvy. Note that Mashti Malone’s Sorbets are made without dairy, but their ice creams do contain milk and cream.
Some of the best things I ever put in my mouth were the ice creams and sorbets by Mashti Malone’s Exotic Ice Creams and Sorbets. I first swooned over this product at the 2006 Fancy Food Show. However, I didn’t want to make other people drool when the products weren’t available outside of the firm’s Los Angeles base.
But things have changed. I spotted the brand in my local Whole Foods and checked on the website. Mashti Malone’s all-natural, Persian-inspired products are now available a bit more widely at least on the West Coast of the U.S., and the company has mail order capability, so I thought it was okay to tell you about my favorite food I ingested at the show that year – Rose Sorbet with Sour Cherry.
The Rose Sorbet with Sour Cherry is a soft, pale mauve with a haunting floral perfume and taste. Thin strands of sour cherry (or faloudeh – shredded rice flour strands flavored with sour cherry) add an even more exotic note and a bit of drama and texture to the palate. While the sorbet is sweet it is not overly so, but the flavor and scent do make it an intense mouthful – I felt like I was eating frozen poetry.
In addition to the flavor above, Mashti Malone’s offers other dairy-free selections, including Pomegranate Sorbet (pictured below at right), Non-Dairy Rosewater Ice Cream (made with soymilk), and Herbal Snow Sorbet. I look forward to trying them all.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mashti Malone’s Sorbets are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free (the non-dairy ice cream is made with soymilk), vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Mashti Malone’s website at www.mashtimalones.com.