SLOEmotion, Brymor Dairy and Hunters of Helmsley have joined together to create the world’s first Sloe Gin Truffle ice cream, which will be available across the summer exclusively at Hunters deli.
The indulgent ice cream is made from a vanilla base, using whole Guernsey milk from Brymor’s own herd of cows at Masham, with ripples of a sloe fruit ganache, and dotted with crunchy dark chocolate chips. The ganache is made from SLOEmotion’s SLOE Gin infused sloes, cream, butter, white chocolate and an extra dash of SLOE Gin.
Chris Garnett, who owns Hunters of Helmsley with his wife Christine, said: “We work very closely with local producers, and sourcing the best products locally is very important to us. We have worked with both Brymor and SLOEmotion, who are based in a village in between York and Malton, for many years now, and we felt there was the opportunity to create something really special. We can sell thousands of ice creams over the course of a busy summer weekend, and we like to be able to offer our customers something a little bit different. The flavour is absolutely delicious, and so indulgent – strictly one for adults only though!”
Jonathan Curtoys, managing director at SLOEmotion, said: “It’s always a pleasure to partner up with other local companies who share our love of great food and drink. As we are the only producers of sloe gin chocolate truffles on the planet, I believe that this is definitely the only flavour of its kind being produced commercially. Instead of throwing the fruit away after making sloe gin we de-stone it and then use it to make a range of chutneys and a ganache for different truffle chocolates – so the thought of using it for ice cream seemed quite natural. The ice cream has a rich, creamy, indulgent taste with the plumy, almost dry edge of SLOE gin and sloe fruit, and finished with a pleasant chocolate crunch. Delicious!”
Robert Moore, who runs the family business at Brymor, said: “We like to experiment with different flavours, and it’s been great fun working with the wonderful SLOEmotion products. When alcohol is added to ice cream it affects its freezing temperature, so we had to consider how best to introduce the SLOE gin, but as we have added it to the ganache which is then rippled through, it’s worked really well and the end result tastes really indulgent. If it proves as popular over the summer as we suspect it will, we will consider making it a permanent addition to our menu.”
The ice cream is available in single servings across the summer from the Hunters of Helmsley deli on the Market Place of Helmsley, North Yorkshire. More information about the three companies can be found at www.huntersofhelmsley.com, www.sloemotion.com and www.abmoore.co.uk