Almost two decades ago, Jude’s Ice Cream began business in Great Britain. It’s a family business and this is a family-written cookbook. It’s a happy and sweet story.
We know Britain is a dairyland. Think of all those cheeses. But ice cream? I had not considered Britain as an ice cream standout, but my opinion is rapidly changing. The frozen treats here, not just ice cream, do have a distinctly British flavor:
Honey, Fig, and Thyme Ice Cream
Beet and Ginger Ice Cream
Summer Peach Sorbet
Watermelon and Strawberry Granita
Strawberry and Buttermilk Ice Cream
There’s a four-for-one idea: One Ice Cream for Four Seasons. A vanilla base is adjusted for the seasons:
Winter: Blood Orange
And for those who are vegan, you’ll find:
Vegan Double Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream
Beyond the ice cream, you’ll find a treasury of desserts. Some are fun, like this Giant Soft Frying Pan Cookie topped with ice cream:
And you’ll find elegance, like this Elderflower Celebration Cake:
Other dessert ideas include:
Dark Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream Roulade
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie
Dark Chocolate and Fresh Mint Baked Alaska
Giant Soft Frying Pan Cookie
Cinnamon Pavlova with Winter Fruit
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Where to begin? Well, this weekend Suzi and I are making that Summer Peach Sorbet. For two reasons: the sorbet all by itself and a cocktail, a Gin, Peach Sorbet and Lime Cocktail. Is doubling down this way a “green” energy saving idea? I don’t care. I just want my peaches!
It’s always lovely to experiment with lovely and surely different ideas. There is life beyond simple vanilla and chocolate. Jude’s is proof positive of why summer is the peak ice cream season and why we can enjoy it with dramatic diversity.
And after summer? No worry. There is that Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Cinnamon Pavlova.