Sweets for your sweetheart?

Be the King or Queen of Hearts on Valentine’s Day with our seductive ice cream hearts coated in Belgian chocolate ganache. The Queen (pictured): Boysenberry & Raspberry in Belgian white chocolate¬† finished with strawberry coulis or The King: Dark chocolate & Espresso ice creams coated in almond studded Belgian dark chocolate ganache, finished with our own uber-luscious salted caramel sauce.

Availabile exclusviely at David Jones city & Bondi stores from our Miss Dipity carts, and at our factory shop in Marrickville. You are sure to melt hearts with these…

Christmas Times

Hey folks, wondering when you can come and wish us the best of the silly season? Or pick up some special goodies from our factory store? We are open Monday to Friday 9-5, and Saturday 10-2. We CLOSE at 3pm on Christmas Eve, and re-open on Monday 30 December. Then we’re closed again for New Year’s Day. After that, it’s business as usual my friends. We wish you all a very delicious and serendipitous Merry Christmas…

Cider Spider

We recently discovered Rebello’s Cheeky Rascal ciders – yes, maybe we’re a little late on the uptake but better late than never. Given that we do like a tipple in the late afternoon, and also a scoop of something, what better excuse is there than to combine them to create World’s Greatest CIDER SPIDER!!!

The two best flavours for scooping into your favourite cider are Vanilla Bean ice cream and Lemon sorbet – not necessarily in the same glass. We especially enjoyed Lemon sorbet with Cheeky Rascal Strawberry & Pear cider, and our Vanilla Bean worked beautifully with the Passionfruit & Pink Lady cider. We also tried Belgian White Chocolate ice cream in their Strawberry cider – yuuummmm!

We like Rebello’s ciders becuase they’ve got fab fruit flavour without the sugary sweetness of some of the major commercial ciders. They’re 100% natural, made from fresh fruit with big flavour. So they’re rather like us…

And no arachnophobia in sight ;) Check them out at www.rebellowines.com.au

The QLD Scoop

Yes Northerners – that’s you! The Scoop is coming to a store near you in August – and this month it’ll be a double scoop! So if you’re near the Gold Coast, Rockhampton City or Townsville sign up today for your free ice cream (more or less monthly). What’s the catch? You only have to tell us what you thought of our latest Scoop flavour, in a very short survey.¬† Go on… you’ll be contributing to the future of great ice cream and having a great time too.

Not Quite Easter

Not quite Easter, and not quite an egg either! This little masterpiece was created by our very clever production manager Jason. The egg is ice cream, the bacon is actually white chocolate (!!!) and the sauce is strawberry coulis.

The egg reminds me it’s almost Easter, which means we’re no longer opening our little factory shop on Saturdays. But don’t cry – we’re still here for you throughout the week, and we’re at Addison Road markets on Sundays where you can buy a cone to lick now or a tub to take home.

Happy Egg Season folks!

We’ve done it again!

Champion Ice Cream – our Salted Caramel Swirl took out the Champion Ice Cream trophy at the recently judged Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy comp. Yay!

And… we also won the trophy for the Most successful Ice Cream Exhibitor… for the 7th year running! Double Yay!

In all, our ice creams won 2 gold medals and 18 silver medals. Full results are listed here.

And by the way, our Salted Caramel Swirl ice cream makes the most awesome affogato. Try it at Campos in Newtown or at Don Campos in Alexandria – or at home with your favourite coffee.

Coolest Campari

Missed my cocktail last week? So did I (sad face), but I think this one makes up for the long time between drinks. It is most definitely the coolest Campari & Blood Orange ever!

  • 80mL Blood Orange sorbet
  • 15mL Campari
  • 15mL favourite vodka
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 15mL extra dry vermouth

Muddle mash the Blood Orange sorbet with the lemon juice, then add the Campari vodka and vermouth and stir. Pour into an old fashioned glass and garnish with 2 or 3 strips of zested orange. Now just pretend you are sitting outdoors at a bar on il Campo in Sienna, and sip. Perfetto!

 

Coming to a Queensland store near you…

Good news in the North of the country! We have at last appointed a Queensland distributor – YAY! Applause!

If you run a cafe, restaurant, deli, function centre, independent supermarket or specialty retail store anywhere depicted on the tea towel (to the left) and you need great ice cream contact Cate at COMFORT FOODS.

Phone: 07 54084023

Email: info@comfortfoods.com.au

And for all you folks at home – watch this space (which means keep an eye on our stockists page). We’ll let you know where you can track down some of the world’s best ice cream and sorbet for your own delectation and delight.

Cocktail time

With the warmer weather Sir Graeme and I have been enjoying the occasional after-work drink. His preferred tipple is a rare and ancient concoction known as beer, while I’ve been enjoying both traditional and experimental cocktails. The fruity blends are best at this time of year, and got me thinking that an alcoholic sorbet would be the coolest thing.

Some time later, back in the Lab (aka my kitchen), I thought I’d don my (daughter’s pink) lab coat and do some experimenting of my own. And I’ll now bring you the results – one new cocktail each week leading up to the Silly Season.

This week’s cocktail is my amazing Apple Blossom Vodkatini:

  • 20mL favourite vodka
  • 10mL St Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 80mL (small) scoop Serendipity Green Apple sorbet
  • a dash Star Anis apple balsamic (yes! really!!)

Muddle-mash (that’s the technical term) the green apple sorbet with the lemon juice until smooth, then add the vodka and elderflower liqueur. Mix again, add a dash of apple balsamic, and swirl before pouring into your chosen glass. Garnish if you feel it necessary… and then sit back and sip.

Fine Food Melbourne

You’ll wish you were dead if you miss our stand at Fine Food in Melbourne next week. Visit us at the NSW State stand, and try something new (trade visitors only folks!)