All posts tagged: ice cream

Gin Ice Cream with Brockmans Gin

I was recently introduced to Brockmans Gin. It was established eight years ago by a group of friends who wanted to create a gin that was so easy to drink, you could pour it neat over ice (!) and it would be good to go, while combining 11 different botanicals to give it a truly unique taste. It is created from a beautiful recipe of botanicals, sourced from all over the world. These naturally grown aromatic botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit for many hours to release their oils and aromas. Thereafter, Brockmans is distilled in a 100 year old traditional copper still. The distinctive gin notes and the aroma of coriander married with the softer notes of blueberry and blackberry help deliver an exquisite new taste experience and an intensely smooth gin. Juniper: From Tuscany in Italy: grown wild, their beautiful juniper spice gives a perfumey note to the gin, with hints of pine and lavender. Blueberries: From Northern Europe: a unique and original addition of blueberries provides a dry fruity smoothness and …

A Recipe Masterclass with Jude’s Ice Cream

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a ‘recipe masterclass’ with Jude’s Ice Cream at the gorgeous Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell. I’d tried out Jude’s Gin & Tonic Ice Cream last summer and just loved it – I mean, what more could you ask for?! They’ve since expanded their range and they now have a vast repertoire, including, now let me take a deep breath, because there’s quite a lot… Scoops: blood orange sorbet, brown butter, chocolate, coffee, crème fraiche, ginger spice, honeycomb, lemon sorbet, mango sorbet, milk, mint choc chip, pistachio, raspberry ripple, raspberry sorbet, rum and raisin, strawberry, vanilla. Tubs: Ginger Spice, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Tease, Truly Chocolate, Very Vanilla and the brand new Brown Butter Pecan! But what I think is important to note is that while there are lots of flavours, each one is still of an extremely high quality – their 25+ Great Taste Award gold medals don’t lie! It’s without a doubt the best ice cream I’ve ever tried. To me, most of the other big ice cream brands …

#FoodieFriends – Hannah’s Thai Ice Cream Experience at Yumitub

My latest #FoodieFriends post is from the lovely Hannah Fish, who has written about her experience at YumiTub in Brixton – a very cool new Thai rolled ice cream company (yes, you read that right!) Over to you, Hannah 🙂 Just as I thought I had done the rounds of the culinary delights on offer in Brixton market, Pop arrived – just in time for the summer! This new events space (created from shipping containers) plays host to a number of local craft traders and has a range of culinary options to choose from. Amongst them is an ice cream maker with a twist. Formed in 2015, Yumitub is no traditional cone and flake affair. The process starts with ice cream in a liquid form (chocolate or vanilla) which is poured onto a cold plate – that resembles a crepe plate.     Traditional tools and a chopping motion are then used to move the ice cream around the plate and gradually this becomes a more solid mass of melted ice cream. Then comes the …

Dinner at Foxlow

Over the weekend, we went for dinner at Foxlow in Clerkenwell. We’d been looking for somewhere to go for a steak – our favourite is Goodmans (I seriously need to get round to blogging about it at some point) and we also visit Gaucho and Hawksmoor – but all of these can be a bit pricey, especially if you’re going with friends or in a big group. I’d been hearing good things about Foxlow (it’s run by the team behind Hawksmoor), so we thought we’d try there. Based in Clerkenwell, it’s not the most obvious place to go, but it’s fairly near to where we live, and there’s another one opening soon in Stoke Newington. The restaurant had a great vibe – dim lighting and wooden tables, very chilled out. Straight away, the waiters were incredibly friendly and helpful. We started off with some ‘snacks’ – Anchovy & Goat’s Butter Crisps, Cobble Lane Saucisson and Homemade Ricotta & Crispbread. All of these were around £3.00 per dish and easily satisfied our initial hunger before leading …