Photo Credit: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
I’m firmly in the “ice cream can make anything better” camp. Until now, I thought it could only fix broken hearts and bad days, but apparently it's also a delicious cure for the flu.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, an award-winning boutique creamery based in Columbus, Ohio, has developed Influenza Sorbet, a frozen concoction of cayenne pepper (to clear a clogged nose), honey (to soothe the throat), Maker's Mark bourbon (to help you relax), ginger and orange and lemon juices (antioxidants).
According to Jeni’s owner Jenni Britton Bauer, the recipe is inspired by a drink her grandmother made for her when she was sick. “My mother and grandmother made something very similar to that as a drink when I was a kid, even with the whiskey,” she told ABC News. “Whiskey, honey and lemon juice and that was our cough medicine and they would thin it out and make it into a hot drink.”
Bauer says her frozen version tastes like “a whiskey sour plus ginger.” Which sure beats a bowl of chicken soup.
My throat is starting to feel a little scratchy…does my forehead feel warm to you?