The words ‘ice cream’ invariably conjure up images of slurping up Mr. Whippy’s on the beach, and of children running around the neighbourhood in the summer, clutching pennies as they try to chase down the ice cream van.
This year, ice cream seems to be growing up! Gone are the days of the humble strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate… as we open our minds to the possibilities of quince, blackberry, and pear.
It has been predicted that in 2019, ice cream and gelato flavours are going to be pushing boundaries with new flavours such as wild blueberry lavender, mascarpone, and beetroot, with companies such as Hackney Gelato really thinking outside the box with palm sugar, basil and smoke flavours.
Another growing trend is the increase in interest in alcoholic ice creams. Haagen-Dazs has just introduced a range of boozy ice creams including Stout Chocolate Pretzel Crunch, Irish Cream Brownie, and Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle. More locally, Treleavens in Cornwall stocks Vodka Pink Grapefruit ice cream among its other flavours
Interesting fact: Ice creams were originally actually made from ice, and milk-based ice creams were not introduced until the 10th century.
Written by Kate Davies, Full Steam Pictures Media Manager