Jun 26th 2010
There are those who love ice cream. And there are those who LOVE ice cream. I belong to the latter camp. The current hot weather is a licence to ‘stop and buy one’ whilst on a walk – it’s a good job the walks are counteracting the calories…
Today we visited some friends in Leeds, and went to their kids’ primary school summer fair. During which we stumbled across what may have been the nicest ice cream I’ve had so far this summer.
A company called Indie Ices had a little pitch at which they were selling special World Cup flavoured kulfis, ice creams and sorbets. They’ve created new flavours for some of the countries playing. (Although not all countries – when asked what flavours they’d created for today’s match contestants South Korea and Ghana, they admitted to leaving these off the list. Not sure what flavours you’d do for them though!).
Aside from the obvious Cookies & Cream for the USA, and Chocolate Kulfi for Switzerland, there were other more intriguing creations. These included Wine Sorbet (Chile, I think), Fig & Date Kulfi (can’t remember the country) and Irish Cream Kulfi (for France, according to their blog “to rectify the injustice FIFA did not correct” – good lads!).
I picked one of the two England flavours on offer – Rose & Berry Kulfi. I believe my first words on tasting were “Wow” followed by “That’s incredible” – or words to that effect mumbled through mouthfuls of creamy loveliness. The ingredients were milk, double cream, sugar (diet followers can stop reading now), fresh whole raspberries and redcurrants, and rose water. Every mouthful had a delicate, slightly sweet hint of rose petals, and every now and then a sharp hit from the berries. Absolutely spot on.
It’s a good job they were only selling small tubs. I could have eaten so much more. Indie Ices – come over to Manchester, please!