naughty & nice
Colin Fassnidge and Louise Keats remake the ice-cream sundae. Which grown-up take on this childhood classic will you scream for?
Ice-cream sundaes are not just for kids, especially when Colin Fassnidge and Louise Keats create their own grown-up versions.
“Syrupy berries, velvety ice-cream, chocolate, toffee. Enough said!”
the base of my sundae is a gorgeous, rich ice-cream that’s infused with lemon thyme and bay leaves. The herbs add a subtle aromatic note, which works really well because the ice-cream is rich in fat from the pure cream and large quantity of egg yolks. It’s definitely going to be one of the creamiest ice-creams you’ll ever eat! The strawberries complement it perfectly and help to bring out the flavours. For me, a sundae isn’t complete without chocolate sauce. Here, I’m going with a dark, slightly bitter choc-malt ganache. If you can’t find malt extract, use golden syrup instead – it works just as well. Top everything off with crunchy shards of almond praline for the ultimate sundae that’s perfect for kids and kids at heart.
made with coconut cream rather than cow’s milk, this sundae is perfect for anyone on a dairy-free diet. Just make sure you use a dairy-free chocolate for the sauce. To make the ice-cream really creamy I’ve also added avocado flesh, which provides a dose of healthy fats, too. I’ve teamed the coconut flavour with matcha, one of the richest tea sources of catechins, which are a type of antioxidant known for their potential health benefits. Matcha also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has been found to improve alertness. And, of course, what’s a sundae without a drizzle of chocolate? Use dark chocolate, which has more flavonoid antioxidants. These are linked to an improved mood, making this a guaranteed winner!
“I’ve pumped up all the elements here.”
My aim was to create a great balance of flavours and textures.
This unusual flavour combo is sure to put a smile on your face.