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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"ice cream" sandwich bento

Hi bento friends! As the late July heat and humidity continue, thought it would be fun to cool down with a bento featuring an ice cream motif. Plain goat cheese serves as the "vanilla" scoop, I used India Tree natural food coloring to tint the "strawberry" scoop atop a cheddar cheese cone...tiny radish slice for the cherry on top! Inside there's a slice of artichoke-basil-zucchini frittata, baby greens and refreshing avocado. Gumdrops deco tape tucked around the sammie continues the sweets theme...

Watermelon, blueberries, nectarine stars and slices lend color and sweetness...really loving summer fruits this year!

Seeing lots of flowering vines of late:
These mystery pods had a velvety texture:
Hope you are staying cool and enjoying a good week so far...

28 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

I LOVE IT! This is so creative and who would have thought to see TWO radish "cherries" in as many days? (Bento Zen!) Really well done, and that mini sandwich sounds yummy. Maybe the visual of a faux ice cream cone will help you cool off. :-)

bentobird said...

Hi Sonoma Bento--thanks!! Yes indeed--gamene's radish cherry inspired me here as do her always-charming takes on decorated sandwich bentos! Have a great evening :)

sherimiya said...

How cute; goat cheese "ice cream"! A great way too cool off in the bento for sure!
We're on the cool side over here; I could use a bit more heat...

babykins said...

Super COOL bento!! I'm craving real ice cream right now.
This fresh bento and these pretty flowers blew off the humidity around me! :)

Karina said...

This is completely adorable. You fooled me, I would have guessed it was real ice cream. Perfect summery fun.

Lia Chen said...

Jenn ... in one second I was thinking that is a real ice cream. Wonderful job! Beautiful and colorful fresh. This bento is so sweet :)

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

this is so genial! It just look like real ice cream ha ha. Very colorful and cute bento Jenn! <3 <3 <3

Angeleyes said...

All the fruits looked so fresh and yummy!

anna2003 said...

i thought it's ice cream for real! great idea. now, i want an ice cream! slurp! cheers/karen =)

megan said...

such a pretty and sweet theme here, creatively executed in a natural and refined, signature bento bird way! love the pretty (non-edible) accessories, and the bright fruit and yummy-sounding frittata!

bentobird said...

hi sherimiya, your comments are as sweet as ice cream, thank you :) here's some of our bright heat and sunshine...more than enough to share!

bentobird said...

Hi there babykins, great to see you again! Must visit your cute blog to see what you've been up to recently ;)

bentobird said...

Hi Karina, so glad you liked this one, thanks!!

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, your sweet comments made me *smile*, thanks dear!

bentobird said...

Thanks very much Token! So the kitten from the video could have this cone no problem, its all cheese!

bentobird said...

Hi and thanks Angeleyes--love sun-ripened fruit!

bentobird said...

Hi anna2003, cool--thanks so much!

bentobird said...

thanks megan! I've been so inspired by your decorated sammie bentos, love them all :D

Megg said...

What a great idea! When I first saw the post title I was thinking.. wait.. how do you put ice cream in a bento? Hehe...

Oh and I loved the sound of the ebi fumi furikake from your bento last week that I went out and got some.. it's SOOO tasty.. and cute! Thanks! ^_^

Angi said...

How awesome is that icecream cone!!!!

Your mystery pod looks like wisteria :)

bentobird said...

Hiya Megg, thanks for your visit and great comments! Oh, so cool you tried the ebi fume furikake...just love the flavor and salmon-pink color. Have a lovely evening!

bentobird said...

Hi Angi doll, what's new? Glad you liked my little bento experiment here! And thanks for the plant I.D.--that makes sense given the couple of purple wisteria blooms nearby :)

tatabonita said...

Aaaaaahh... How sweet... I love ice cream :D

bentobird said...

Hi Ta, thanks, me too! What's you favorite flavor? I love coffee/mocha...

susanyuen said...

You are so creative!!! I love the idea of using goat cheese like that! Beautiful and elegant bento as always! :)

bentobird said...

Thanks Susan for such encouraging comments! Your bento creativity and sense of fun inspires me so much :)

Lyndsey said...

I can't believe I missed this one! It's been so frustrating lately with my internet going down. We're thinking it's a bad wire some place, now to find it.

Love this refreshing "ice cream" bento. It is so creative. Loving all the colors and the gumdrop tape!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, oh that would make me nuts! I hope it is fixed and made reliable soon!

I really had fun putting this bento together--pleased with how pliable the goat cheese was--so glad you enjoyed it!!