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Kiwi Sorbet

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

Kiwi Sorbet

Kiwi Sorbet In the lead up to Valentines Day we receive lots of phone calls from chefs asking for unusual flavours for their special menus. One of the flavours we made this year is a particular favourite of mine & is a good illustration of the techniques that make our ice creams & sorbets so special hence this short blog. The first thing once we had sourced our Kiwi fruit (unfortunately they were not locally grown!) was to prepare them, our customer required 10lts of sorbet so we set about paring 100 kiwis, that’s 10 Kiwis in every litre of sorbet to give it real natural flavour & colour. The Kiwi is then blended & added to syrup of water, sugars & natural pectin to give it body. The mixture is then churned & frozen down to around -5, packed into tubs & frozen further down to -22Deg C. And there you have it, no artificial flavours, colours or overcomplicated processes just a delicious sorbet bursting with natural flavour &...

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Time Out in Lisbon

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014

Time Out in Lisbon

After the busy summer season there is always a bit of a scramble to get out on holiday & recharge the batteries. During my break I visited the bustling Mercado da Ribera to eat at the Time Out Food Hall in Lisbon , Portugal. The hall boasts some fine restaurant stands & Deli style stalls where you can enjoy anything from a quick ice cream to a three course meal with wine. We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the food,  & with dishes between 4-10 euros it was certainly reasonable. No trip would be complete for me without sampling the local Ice Cream & as luck would have it Lisbon Ice Cream institution Santinis have a stand here. The set up & service from their team of scoopers was very impressive with a team of four; one to take your order & payment & the other three serving a choice of ten classic flavours into cones & tubs. You can check out their website here , they offer home delivery which is something that we have been considering for a while & would love to know your thoughts...

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Christmas Ice Creams & Sorbets

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

Christmas Ice Creams & Sorbets Yes thats right its almost that time of year again & with many restaurants already having released there Christmas menus we decided its high time we published our own Christmas Ice Creams & Sorbets list! This years offering is a nice mix of our classic seasonal favourites & a few new recipes to keep things fresh. We hope there is something here for everyone but if you cant find what your after don’t forget our bespoke recipe service as we are always up for trying something new & delicous! Christmas Ice Creams Christmas Pudding Ice Cream – Spices, dried fruits & plenty of brandy going into this Christmas classic. Cointreau & Orange Ice Cream – Smooth French liqueur & Orange Zest make this a wonderful accompaniment to most seasonal desserts. Mince Pie Ice Cream – This Ice Cream is made with our own made Mince Pies and tastes… Like Mince Pies! Damson & Sloe Gin Ice Cream – Our own made Norfolk Sloe Gin & Norfolk Damsons make this seasonal Ice Cream. Cinnamon Ice Cream –  A delicate & addictive flavour popular all year round. Clotted Cream Ice Cream – Our own made crusty clotted cream adds a real richness to this Ice Cream. Nutmeg Ice Cream – A popular inclusion for milk products around the world this spice adds a real zing to Ice Cream. Christmas Sorbets Mulled Wine Sorbet – Our new recipe- A zesty spiced Red Wine Sorbet. Green Apple Sorbet – Bright in natural colour from Green Apples.   If you cant find what you are after try our Catering & Scoop Product List for a little inspiration, with over 60 flavours of ice creams &...

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Norfolk Ice Cream! – Stop Press

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

Norfolk Ice Cream! – Stop Press

Norfolk Ice Cream Press Coverage  Our Norfolk Ice Creams & Sorbets have earned a bit of attention from the media recently thanks to our seasonal & sustainable approach. Below are the links to some of our favorites. On TV http://www.mustardtv.co.uk/episode/the-mustard-show-114/ – Master chef finalist & Norfolk food hero Tim Kinnaird brought his Mustard TV food show to see us in August of this year. Forward to 6mins 30 seconds to see our factory in full summer flow, making all of our own inclusions for our ice creams as well as some lovely Rocky Choc Ice Cream. The Magazine http://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/blog/food-news/item/eat-norfolk-in-a-day – Sainsburys magazine have written a very nice blog piece about us & our Norfolk ice creams, they particularly enjoyed our Norfolk Lavender at the the Ship, Brancaster. The Case Study CPRE Case Study – The Campaign to protect Rural England has recognized our use of local ingredients, subsequent impact on food miles & support for the local rural economy in this case study. We would like to say a very big thank you to all providers for recognizing our work. If you are interested in finding out more about us please contact us here. The Blog Norfolk Lavender wrote a very lovley blog about us & Ellies in Sheringham...

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Norfolk Food & Drink Festival- Battle of the Bangers

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014

Norfolk Food & Drink Festival- Battle of the Bangers

Norfolk Food & Drink Festival- Battle of the Bangers On Saturday September 6th we were once again delighted to have an Ice Cream Barrow at the Forum, Norwich for the battle of the bangers. This event, part of the Norfolk food & drink festival, pitted Norfolk’s best butchers against each other to find the best banger for your buck! With the defending champions unable to defend their crown the contest was between: The Beefsmith from Starston with a unique entry of a beef sausage. F L Edge & Son Ltd runner up in the blind taste last year. Tavern Tasty Meats looking to regain there title from 2012. Bradwell Butchery, runners up in the Blind Taste in 2012. The Fruit Pig Company  A winner of the Blind Taste 2012 and runner up in 2011 Icarus Hines Butcher– A new entrant to the competition from Cromer. Having sampled & re sampled all that these fine butchers had on offer we had to admit that the contest would be a close one so best of luck to all! Norfolk Food & Drink Festival The Festival which takes place between the 30th of August- 12th October 2014 has lots more events worth putting into your diary so check them out here  or if you would like to book an Ice Cream Barrow for your event or party contact us here.          ...

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Sun at Wensum Park Easter Fun Day

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Sun at Wensum Park Easter Fun Day

Norwich City Council Easter Fun Day  Wow what a day! Today we were at the Easter Fun Day organized by Norwich City Council at Wensum Park. Stunning spring weather meant we were working our socks off all day and had (we hope) lots of happy customers, young and old!  Here are a few snaps of the day – look at that...

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream  Salted Caramel Ice Cream become one of our best sellers in recent years thanks to the recent craze for sweet yet salty flavours to add another dimension to desserts. It has proved really popular whether scooped into a cone at ice cream parlours or served as an accompaniment to desserts in  restaurants. One of the things which has made it so popular is our own traditionally made Caramel. Heating sugar too a massive 170 degrees centigrade then adding double cream, you can check out this slightly explosive process here. This flavour is now available in catering, scooping & take home tubs. Please contact us here to find out more. In our opinion you cant beat a scoop of this alongside a slice of chocolate brownie!  We have many more recipes from our years working alongside chefs. You can veiw our current range here or contact us for our bespoke flavour creation...

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