Why not try Whitstable's Brussels sprout ice cream?
Brussels sprouts may not top
many people’s favourite festive food list but that hasn't stopped a
Kent shop owner creating an ice cream from the green
Steve Graham, 55, who opened
Sundae Sundae in Harbour Street, Whitstable, four years ago,
started work on the flavour back in the summer.
He said: "When I asked children
what they hated most about Christmas they all said brussels
"I promised them that I would
change their minds and make them love sprouts and started
experimenting. I love a challenge."
After three attempts, the
father-of-one came up with the concoction which also features
chestnuts and cranberries.
The recipe was then sent to an ice
cream farm which produces Mr Graham’s stock.
He said: "We always try to come up
with new and exciting flavours. The sprouts ice cream has been a
real hit and it has
been flying off the scoop.
"It is definitely an acquired taste
but it is an addition to the traditional Christmas dinner and works
well in between courses as a palate cleanser.
"If I’m honest I didn’t really like
the first batch I made, but after I got the recipe right it tasted
"I love sprouts even without ice
cream and could eat a whole plateful.
"We have other Christmas flavours
like mince pie and plum and Armagnac. It is nice to have an
individual product and as far as I know there isn’t anything quite
like this on the market.
"It is all a bit of fun and in
times of a recession it also helps keep customers coming through
the doors during winter.
"We have already started planning a
summer ice cream, and I have started experimenting to create a
chilli oyster flavour. I want to really encapsulate what the town
is all about."
He added: "I guess I see myself as
Whitstable’s answer to Heston Blumental.
"I love creating and hope people
like what I come up with."
For more on the shop visit www.sundaesundae.co.uk
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