As another jam-packed year of hard work at New Forest Ice Cream draws to an end, we just wanted to drop by to share some festive goodwill and say a huge thank you to all of our customers that continue to support us. We really hope you have a truly amazing Christmas, eating lots of ice cream, getting cosy watching festive films and most importantly, having chance to relax and spend quality time with your loved ones – because let’s face it, that’s what Christmas is all about! We’re already excited about 2017, a year which promises even more exciting new flavours and plenty of opportunity to enjoy your traditional favourites, but for now, we wish you nothing but the merriest of Christmas wishes and bid you all a happy New Year!
It’s true, ice cream is amazing served alone in all its glory but it is also the perfect ingredient for numerous different recipes, suitable for all different seasons and occasions. A festive sundae is the perfect way to jazz up a scoop of ice cream! You are no doubt looking for ways to make this party season extra special and most importantly, memorable. Whether it’s a Christmas party or show-stopping dessert on Christmas day, this chocolate sundae with pear & Christmas pud is the perfect way to do just that.
This delicious dessert will certainly add a touch of elegance to any Christmas occasion. And, being simple to make and requiring minimal effort will give you plenty of time to relax at such a busy time of year. A decadent, boozy sundae drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts, served beautifully in a sundae glass; it will definitely be the talking point of the table and is sure to impress your guests. It is also a great way to use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake and therefore, an excellent choice for the final days of the Christmas break.
To make this incredibly easy festive sundae, begin by making some shavings from the bar of chocolate by dragging a large knife over the surface. You only need a little to garnish the top of the sundaes at the end. Set the shavings aside and break the left over chocolate into a saucepan. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate melts and you have a smooth glossy sauce. Crumble the cake or pudding into sundae glasses and drizzle over the alcohol or pear juice. Top with the pear quarters and New Forest Ice Cream Oriental Ginger flavour ice cream which complements the festive flavours in the dessert perfectly. Drizzle over the chocolate sauce, top with the hazelnuts and chocolate shavings and it’s ready to be served and enjoyed!
· 85g leftover Christmas pudding or Christmas cake, crumbled
· 3 tbsp brandy or orange liqueur (or juice from pears)
· 410g canned pear quarters, in juice
· 8 scoops of New Forest Ice Cream oriental ginger ice cream
· 25g toasted chopped hazelnuts
· For chocolate orange sauce:
· 100g bar dark chocolate
· 50ml double cream
· 1tbs of brandy or orange liqueur (or use orange juice)
· Zest 1 orangeFIC
Recipe and image from: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-sundaes-pear-christmas-pud