Sales of frozen desserts were valued at £258m in 2007, with an increase of 44% during the peak festive season (Mintel, March 2008).
To capitalise on this opportunity, Alveston Kitchens has launched a range of desserts including the Cranberry and Orange Brûlée Cheesecake (1.4kg), which is described as a seasonal variation on the classic crème brûlée.
The cheesecake has a tangy orange sauce complemented by cranberries, a biscuit base and a layer of rich cream topped with a caramelised brûlée topping.
Alternatively, try the hand-rolled Nougat Roulade (442kg) with brandy cream and light meringue. Inspired by the soft French nougat of Montélimar, this is topped with cherries, hazelnuts and peel, and filled with a rich Courvoisier cream.
For a retro twist, there's a Black Forest Meringue Roulade (1.1kg) - a meringue studded with chocolate and spread with cherry sauce, filled with fresh double cream and chocolate shavings, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder.
A treat for chocolate lovers is the Chocolate and Orange Trifle (925g) - an orange syrup-soaked Alabama sponge drizzled with chocolate sauce and covered with two types of chocolate mousse.
To buy it, call 0800 575755