If you follow Jeni, then you know she’s fallen hard down the Outlander wormhole (she may or may not have a life-size Jamie Fraser cutout in her office)—and happily pulled many in the office down with her. So, when Starz asked us to create an ice cream to celebrate the show’s season 5 premiere on 2/16 — let’s just say the excitement was so thick you could’ve cut it with a broadsword.
Of course, we could have made a whisky flavor and been done with it. But what’s truly inspired Jeni about the latest chapter of the Fraser story is their fight to make a new home on the pre-revolution American frontier. That got her thinking about the era of the story itself—the sights, smells, and sounds of the early American landscape, specifically the edge between misty mountain forest and sunny meadow. Where the scent of chamomile and other wildflowers hangs in the air like herbs inside an apothecary, and strawberries, blackberries, and black currants grow wild and unkempt. We imagined our favorite time-traveling healer, Claire Fraser, wandering through this overgrown wood, collecting these herbs, flowers, and berries now at her disposal in the new world.
And Claire’s Cabinet ice cream was born. A tincture of meadow flowers and forest berries that’ll transport you back to Fraser’s Ridge. No need for standing stones.
Claire’s Cabinet will be available in shops and online on 2/10 for a very limited time. (So don’t dawdle!) In the meantime, you can enter to win a pint, along with some exclusive Outlander swag! (Contest closes at 5 p.m. on 2/9.)
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