Producing over 50
different flavours of ice cream and sorbets at our base in Lymington we go
through a great deal of ripples and inclusions each month. Many of these
ingredients are delivered in large containers, which once empty, make for
excellent, sturdy buckets for use around the house and garden or by
tradespeople going about the daily tasks.
Rather than simply recycling the containers, New Forest Ice Cream has spent the past year offering the buckets and lids for a £1 charity donation. The money raised goes to support the outstanding work in providing specialist palliative care and hospice services for those across the New Forest National Park. Based just down the road from us, we’re keen to support Oakhaven Hospice, helping them to deliver the continued exceptional, professional care to patients, carers and their families.
We are absolutely delighted to say that this month, we were able to donate a total of £957.00 to Oakhaven Hospice from the donations for buckets alone.
We have plenty more of the buckets and containers for sale, so if you’re interested, why not pop down to our factory in Lymington to find out more and see what we have available.
Wishing you a very happy National Ice Cream Month from all of the team here at New Forest Ice Cream! It probably isn’t a surprise that this is our favourite time of year and of course our favourite month. The summer is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the delicious frozen delight even more than usual. It makes us very happy that there is an entire month dedicated to doing just that.
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. This means that National Ice Cream Day will be celebrated on 16th July this year, not long to wait! What better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to a scoop or two of your favourite New Forest Ice Cream?
As its National Ice Cream month, we thought we would share some interesting facts about New Forest Ice Cream. After 37 years in the industry we certainly have some to share…
· New Forest Ice Cream was founded in Lymington in 1983. 34 years of making delic ious ice cream and sorbet!
· We remain a family run business, with directors Christina Veal and Nicola Jenman being twin daughters of the founders, Sue & Lawrie Jenman, along with cousin, David Bishop who is Production Director.
· Our ice creams and sorbets have won exclusive ‘Great Taste Award Gold Stars’ every year since 2012!
· Our Vanilla stays at No.1 position even after 34 years with Salted Caramel coming in close behind.
· During a sunny National Ice Cream month we can produce 4000 litres of ice cream every hour!
Every day is National Ice Cream day for us, so make the most of the sunshine this weekend and head down to the New Forest Ice Cream parlour to get in plenty of practice before the 16th! We have over 20 flavours of ice cream and sorbets to pick and choose from, so you’re sure to be a connoisseur by the end of the month.
Move over florals - ice cream is the new summer fashion trend and of course, we had to get involved! We have spotted a few great options, if like us, you fancy rocking the ice cream prints and making a real statement this season.
Very reminiscent of the retro 50’s and taking pastels to a whole new level, ice cream has been making its way into fashion quite a lot recently. The cute illustrations and fun colours are perfect for summer and sure to brighten up the day whether the sun is shining or not!
Muted and dusted colours go hand in hand with ice cream so if you’re a fan of pastels, this trend will be right up your street. Baby pinks, blues, mint and yellows all work really well with ice cream patterns and prints, instantly adding a dash of the 50’s vintage scene. What could be better than looking like you’ve just come from a diner full of bubble gum dresses, milkshakes and sundaes topped with glacé cherries?
There are many different designs on the high street to suit everyone’s individual style; the pale blue off the shoulder dress from ASOS is colourful and vibrant choice. Alternatively, the navy blouses from River Island & Zara are a little bit more sophisticated and work appropriate, incorporating the trend in a more subtle manner.
With it being the peak of summer and ice cream being more fashionable than ever, we have picked a few of our favourite pieces that feature the ice cream trend! Let’s face it; wearing ice cream is almost as good as eating it…
OUR TOP PICKS:
1) ZARA: http://bit.ly/2twM0F9
2) RIVER ISLAND – http://bit.ly/2uqpSsj
3) ASOS - http://bit.ly/2u6hZJh
4) SHELN - http://bit.ly/2uqo1UC
In aid of National Dairy Month, we wanted to share
a tasty summer recipe that really shows off our legendary Vanilla Pod ice
cream! Made from whole milk and double cream. Our
Vanilla ice cream is wonderfully rich, with a thick & creamy texture like
Eton Mess is the perfect light and fruity dessert to end any summer meal and what’s more, it’s easy, elegant and takes only a matter of minutes to make; this means no slaving away in the kitchen on a hot day! Eton Mess is a classic British dessert, originating from Eton College in the 19th century, where it was served at their annual cricket games against Winchester College and has been enjoyed by the nation ever since. The simple recipe can be easily adapted however you like and tastes wonderful with the added addition of some traditional, velvety vanilla ice cream, for the ultimate indulgent dessert.
For this delightfully refreshing take on the Eton Mess, crush together the raspberries and all except for two of the strawberries so that the fruit becomes a pulp. The more berries, the merrier in this recipe and it’s entirely down to personal preference; we’re going to assume it definitely counts as 1 of our 5 a day too, right?
Season the fruity compote with the icing sugar and Kirsch. Then semi-whip the cream and icing sugar together. Break up the meringues into small pieces and cut the remaining strawberries into wedges. To serve, scoop a generous ball of New Forest Vanilla Pod ice cream into the bottom of each of six chilled sundae glasses. Cover the ice cream with a small amount of pulp and then top with the strawberry chunks. Finally, fold the crushed meringue with the rest of the pulp into the cream to form a lovely rippled effect. Spoon this mixture into the glasses and garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint.
And, your Eton Mess sundae is ready to serve! This treat is ideal for alfresco dining and BBQ’s and will definitely be a crowd pleaser this summer.
INGREDIENTS FOR 6 SERVINGS: