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How To Be A Friend with chef Christina Tosi

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When life gets tough, true friends ask for help.

Christina Tosi is that kind of friend. She's someone I can trust with anything and someone I can cry with. She also happens to be a world-class pastry chef, a genius dessert maker, and the founder and CEO of Milk Bar. 

We reflect on the art of asking for help and how sometimes all we need from a true friend is 8 minutes of their time.

This...is A Bit of Optimism.

For more on Christina and her work, check out: 



For more on the power of an 8-minute phone call, check out this New York Times article.


And, by the way, I wanted to share Christina's recipe for making an Ice Cream Loaf. It's magic. 

You will need:

2 cups (1 pint) of softened ice cream

1 cup of self-rising flour

1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the melty ice cream, self-rising flour, and egg. Do not overmix.
  3. Pour the batter into loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick clean. 


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