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Sloe Gin Truffle ice cream

sloemotion sloe ginThree well known food and drink businesses in North Yorkshire have got together to launch an exclusive new ice cream.

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, and

Figgy Pudding…ice cream

Figgy Pudding…ice creamAn award-winning West Yorkshire artisan ice cream producer has rolled out a range of limited edition flavours for the festive season.

Huddersfield based Yummy Yorkshire has created five special ice creams laden with favourite festive ingredients such as zesty cranberry, caramelised fig and brandy.

The flavours include Figgy Pudding, Cranberry & Apple, Chocolate Orange, Biscotti Irish Cream and Christmas Cake.

The Christmas Cake flavour is loaded with fruit and is made using a special blend of spices while the Figgy Pudding ice cream has a hint of cinnamon and a healthy dose of brandy infused mixed fruit and a caramelised fig ripple.

The Cranberry & Apple is a smooth, light pink ice cream which balances the tartness of baked cranberries with the sweetness of apple; a true reminder of Christmas dinner.

The Chocolate Orange flavour is pure indulgence as is Biscotti Irish Cream, which is made with a generous helping of everyone’s favourite Irish whiskey and cream liqueur.

The flavours have gone on sale at Yummy Yorkshire’s Denby Dale ice cream parlour and are also available for restaurants, delis, farm shops and independent retailers to order.

Louise Holmes co-founded Yummy Yorkshire with her husband Jeremy five years ago and is responsible for the creation of new flavours. She says: “You wouldn’t expect ice cream to be popular at this time of year but our festive flavours are always a huge hit.

Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream is known for its innovative and diverse flavour list which runs with the seasons. Since the business was launched in 2007, over 60 different recipes of ice cream have been developed using the best, locally sourced ingredients and milk and cream from the farm’s own herd of Holstein cows.

Several of the flavours have scooped prestigious awards including six Great Taste Awards by the Guild of Fine Food.

The Yummy Yorkshire ice cream parlour is located on the A629 between High Flatts and Ingbirchworth. For further information and directions visit

Tefal Gelato Ice Cream Maker

tefal ice cream makerWith the new Tefal Gelato Ice Cream Maker the summer has never been so deliciously cool, whether creating something tasty with the children as a bit of fun on a Sunday afternoon or concocting a champagne sorbet for friends at a BBQ, this ice cream maker will deliver wonderful results every time.

The new Gelato ice cream machine allows versatility in the kitchen, especially when it comes to desserts. Avoid a frosty reception at dinner parties by revealing a mouth-watering and zingy sorbet, lovingly made from scratch for your guests to enjoy. Easy to use and with a 1.6l capacity it will feed a good number of guests and will be no hassle to clean because it’s dishwasher-safe.

With the aluminium pot and gel canister ensuring the cold is evenly distributed throughout the bowl, the Tefal Gelato enables equal freezing and aids a perfect result every time.

To ensure creations come out just right, the Gelato features a transparent lid which allows you to monitor the development of the ice cream and its clever dosing hole allows you to add ingredients so you can adapt the recipe exactly to your taste. This device also includes a clever Thermo-Spot to indicate if your freezer is at the right temperature to make ice-cream.

With summer holidays approaching, why not spend an afternoon perfecting some unique ice cream flavours with the children, using the recipe book that comes with the Gelato, or creating your own recipes? Whether it’s a flurry of fruitiness or an indulgent chocolate and caramel twist, you can create any flavour that suits the family.

And if you like to keep it healthy, a delightfully guilt-free frozen yoghurt can be whipped up in no time at all – and because you control exactly what’s going in, you can keep an eye on the calorie count of your nearest and dearest and ensure only natural ingredients are used in your tasty creations.

The Tefal Gelato Ice Cream Maker is priced at £49.99 (RRP) and will be stocked from July in Littlewoods and Amazon: Tefal Ig500140 Gelato

Jubilee Bacon and Egg Icecream

yummy yorkshire ice cream companyHuddersfield ice cream producer Yummy Yorkshire has created 13 innovative, British-themed ice cream flavours in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

The flavours will be available to buy for one week only and include the more unusual ‘Bacon & Egg’ ice cream and ‘Pear & Stilton’ as well as more traditional flavours including ‘Peaches & Cream’ and ‘Afternoon tea’ made from scones, jam and cream.

The award-winning producer will launch its ‘Traditional British Week’ on Monday 4 June and will have a selection of the special Jubilee flavours on offer every day at its Denby Dale based ice cream parlour until 10 June.

The full portfolio of flavours for the week includes: Old Yorkshire Trifle, Eton Mess, Honey & Fig, Clotted Cream Fudge, After Eight, Peaches & Cream, Pear & Stilton, Afternoon Tea, Pontefract Cake, Bacon & Egg, Strawberries & Cream, Summer Fruit Panna cotta and Rhubarb & Custard.

Louise Holmes, co-founder of Yummy Yorkshire is responsible for the creation of new ice cream flavours. Speaking about Traditional British Week she said: “We wanted to do something special to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and thought that a whole week of celebrating truly British ice cream flavours would be ideal.

“Some of the flavours already exist in our portfolio but others such as Bacon & Egg and Pear & Stilton have been created especially for the week. The Bacon & Egg flavour is tastier than it sounds; it has crispy bacon pieces rippled throughout which contrast perfectly with the custardy creaminess of the ice cream. The Stilton & Pear meanwhile is a delicious combination of pear ice cream and chunks of creamy stilton cheese”

The flavours will be available to buy on the cone from the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream parlour priced at £1.70 per scoop. The parlour is located off the A629 between Huddersfield and Penistone.

Taywell’s Kent Cobnut ice cream

Taywell’s Kent Cobnut ice creamVisitors to this year’s BBC Good Food Show Spring will be among the first to taste a new luxury nut-flavoured ice cream that’s staking its claim to be Britain’s best ever.

Taywell’s Kent Cobnut ice cream is hand-made by blending crushed end-of-season Kent-grown cobnuts (the tastiest) with the finest British milk and cream.

The new ice cream flavour will be making its public debut at the BBC Good Food Show Spring, which takes place at the Bluewater shopping centre from 12-15 April. Kent-based Taywell, the UK’s premier artisan ice cream and sorbet maker, will be exhibiting on stand PK7 at the event.

Taywell’s boss Alastair Jessel said: “We think our new Kent Cobnut ice cream is going to be a massive hit with ice cream lovers. We already make Hazelnut and Pistachio ice cream and they’re really popular. But our Kent Cobnut is the best nut flavoured ice cream I’ve ever tasted. We reckon it could even be the best nut ice cream in the country!”

Taywell Ice Creams are handmade in Kent from pure Wealden milk and cream and the freshest fruit and ingredients. They contain no added preservatives or ‘e’ numbers, no artificial additives, colours, stabilisers, no milk powder or reconstituted whey and no GM products. Taywell Ice Creams and Sorbets are available from leading food shops and restaurants in London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey, nationwide from Costco stores and to order online at: for delivery across London and the Home Counties.