The festive season is well and truly upon us, and if you’re having a Christmas celebration with family and friends then you’re probably already planning out your menu for the big day. Finding the perfect accompaniment to your desserts can be tough, that’s where our match-making expertise comes in!
Let us provide you with some inspiration for the sweeter side of Christmas, with ice cream flavours that are a match made in sweet heaven with some of your classic Festive dessert choices.
with Double Cream Vanilla
Christmas Pudding has been a staple item on the Christmas dessert menu since the 14th century. Traditionally, this steamed pudding was made up of 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and The Twelve Apostles, including dried fruit, egg, suet and several winter spices. It’s often flambéed with brandy for a showstopping finale to the Christmas meal, and is usually served hot.
We recommend pairing your Pudding with our delicious Double Cream Vanilla ice cream. With its simple yet delicious vanilla flavour, it is understated enough not to overpower the distinctive and rich flavouring of the Christmas pudding, while also adding complimentary cold and creamy elements to a warm and fruity dessert.
Chocolate Yule Log…
The classical French Yule Log (or bûche de Noël) is one of the most popular Festive desserts around the world. Designed to evoke the logs cut down for Christmas fireplaces, this roulade-like dessert is made of a filled, rolled sponge cake covered in chocolate frosting and decorated with edible holly.
We can’t think of a more perfect pairing than chocolate and cherries, which is why our Cherrymania ice cream would make the ideal match for this festive dessert. Combine the tart fruitiness of cherry-flavoured ice cream with a rich chocolate Yule Log for a satisfying end to your Christmas dinner.
with Belgian Chocolate
Profiteroles are made for sharing, which makes them a perfect pudding for the Christmas table. Whether served plain, glazed in crunchy caramel or smothered in chocolate sauce, you can’t go wrong with these small, cream-filled choux pastries for a celebratory dessert.
For such a celebratory dessert, nothing beats some Belgian Chocolate ice cream on the side. This classic Porrelli flavour goes brilliantly with profiteroles, especially if you’re serving them plain or with fresh fruit on the side. If you’re something of a chocoholic around Christmas time, then this is sure to be a satisfying way to end the meal!
Sticky Toffee Pudding…
A classic around the dinner table, nothing beats a warm Sticky Toffee Pudding as a winter warmer dessert. Traditionally made with dates and a toffee sauce, this steamed treacle sponge cake makes for a sweet and filling treat for after your Christmas meal. For sticky toffee pudding, you’ll need an accompaniment that compliments the sweet and rich flavours. Stracciatella ice cream is the perfect fit: a subtle vanilla flavour and flakes of bitter dark chocolate help to round out the flavours of the pudding. Plus, it doesn’t get much better than the mixing of hot toffee sauce with cold ice cream. Make sticky toffee pudding and Stracciatella your new go-to Christmas combination.
Apples are an excellent ingredient for desserts around the Festive period, especially when paired with cinnamon and other warming winter spices. If you opt for an apple pie – or even a European strudel – for your Christmas dessert, you’re sure to put a smile on the faces of your guests. Honeycomb ice cream flavours go brilliantly with apple pie. The acidity and fruitiness of apples are complimented by rich, honeycomb flavours and creaminess works perfectly with crumbly, flaky pastry. Sure to be a popular choice this Christmas!
If you’re looking to add something special to your restaurant Christmas menu, then it’s got to be Porrelli. Take on our matchmaking tips, and you are guaranteed to make your dessert love at first sight…and taste!
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