Do you eat ice cream in winter? Often when it is cold outside we look for warming hearty meals to fill us up and ice cream may not be something we think about. A little while ago Kelly’s Ice Cream got in touch with me and challenged me to think up some ideas for serving ice cream in the winter. I have reviewed Kelly’s Ice Cream previously and really love the taste. I was happy to take part in the challenge.
To get me thinking Kelly’s Ice Cream gave me some ideas for serving ice cream in the winter. How about a scoop of ice cream smothered in hot sauce? You could easily melt a bar of chocolate and pour it over your ice cream. If you feel more ambitious you could make a hot fudge sauce and turn the ice cream into a sundae. Alternately you could make a hot chocolate to drink and add a scoop of ice cream to the top. With a few marshmallows as well this would be gorgeous.
I always think that ice cream goes particularly well with a hot dessert. How about a home made apple pie served warm from the oven with a scoop of Kelly’s clotted cream ice cream? Treacle tart or rhubarb crumble are also delicious with ice cream melting beside them.
I wanted to make something a little bit more unusual though. The idea of a baked Alaska was one I really liked. It is a sponge cake covered in ice cream which is then covered with a layer of meringue, baked and served with hot sauce. I wasn’t at all sure I could make it though so I decided to create an ice cream bombe.
As a child I always remember eating Arctic Roll, ice cream rolled inside a swiss roll with jam. This is a more sophisticated twist on that with a citrus flavour. It works really nicely after a Sunday roast and would also be perfect as a dessert for Valentines Day.
Although it looks complicated to make, it is in fact really simple. No cooking is involved, it is just a case of adding layers and freezing. The end result is really sophisticated and looks as if you have spent hours making it.
Winter Ice Cream Bombe Dessert
For a more adult version you could use Cointreau instead of Orange juice to drizzle over the fruit bread.