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February 6, 2012

Just irresistible! Clotted Cream Ice Cream from Cornwall

by Val Reynolds

Can you imagine missing the chance to try some mouthwatering brandy butter ice cream? We did!

We were sent vouchers to redeem for ice cream and mislaid them. By the time they were found the brandy butter ice cream season had passed … So instead we went for the plain clotted cream variety. Oh dear! Big mistake! Why? Because we now are besotted with clotted!

We have always managed to squeeze in a small portion of something sweet after our dinner and now the clotted cream ice cream is central to our desire.

Oh yum! Irresistible!

Oh yum! Irresistible!

We swirl some fruit juice, or alcoholic concoction such as cointreux, or even tia maria, or sloe gin, over a small dollop, add a little unsweetened low fat greek yogurt for contrast, and on a special occasion add a chocolate or shortbread biscuit. The mixes are endless, we sometimes add fresh fruit, stewed fruit especially apricots, toasted sliced almonds, crunchy chopped hazelnuts that only heighten our anticipation.

OK, so we’re nuts! So what! We make the portions as small as possible, and we use a teaspoon to eat it!

So there you have it. Two very happy, clotted cream addicts, nearly every day.

We’re looking forward to next November when the brandy butter ice cream will be available once more. Think we’ll stock up with a tub or two, or more!

In the meantime the next visit to the supermarket will include buying another flavour – Clotted Cream and Strawberries. Oh God … there’s even another one – Clotted Cream and Honeycomb.

Not sure we should tell you this, the ice cream is made in Cornwall. The website  has lots of recipes. Leave some for us!

By the way there is a competition to win some Devon made Raspberry Lemonade …
Val Reynolds Brown, Editor

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