Ale and spicy chai among innovative new flavours from ice-cream makers

03 September 2012 by
Ale and spicy chai among innovative new flavours from ice-cream makers

This summer has seen the launch of some innovative new ice-cream flavours that include real ale, black spicy chai and a nostalgic Eton Mess.

New Forest Ice Cream and Ringwood Brewery. Called Old Thumper Fudge - Real Ale Ice Cream, it is a blend of Ringwood's Old Thumper pale ale with creamy ice-cream and pieces of fudge.

Christina Veal, director at New Forest Ice Cream, said the ale added "a wonderfully syrupy consistency to our ice cream".

Up in Yorkshire, Huddersfield ice-cream manufacturer Yummy Yorkshire ]( flavoured its latest ice-cream with a black spicy chai loose tea blend from Doncaster's Tea Experience. The tea is brewed and steeped overnight before blending with the ice-cream, which is made from milk from the family farm's 150 Friesian Holstein cows.

The resulting Tea Experience Black Spicy Chai offers fragrant notes of aniseed, ginger, black pepper, cloves and chicory. It joins Yummy Yorkshire's list of more adventurous flavours that includes Beetroot, Dandelion & Burdock and Old Yorkshire Trifle.

Meanwhile, [Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream ]( Buckinghamshire has looked to the past to add two retro favourites to its line-up of ice-creams made from fresh Jersey milk.

Its Eton Mess is a clotted-cream-flavoured muddle of crispy meringue chunks, strawberry ice-cream, real strawberry pieces and a strawberry sauce while the new Peach Melba combines fresh peach pieces, crunchy butterscotch chunks and a raspberry ripple sauce.

By Angela Frewin

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