New Flavour for Summer 2017 - SALTED PEANUT BUTTER

We're proud to announce our new flavours of 2017 is here and we think it's going to be a smasher. Salted Peanut Butter is a welcome American style addition to our ice cream waves and we think it will be very popular with our customers. We've entered it into the Great Taste Awards 2017 where we hope the judges will enjoy it at the judging in June. Watch this space for the results and new flavour announcements shortly

10 Movies Made for Ice Cream

1. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Championing Nerds everywhere. Napoleon Dynamite raises a smirk in nearly every scene with it's school kid nostalgia and quirky script. It's references are upto the minute and yet draw on references to a 70's/80's childhood where everyone is more than a little uncomfortable with themselves. The language is innocent and the characters though appearing more than a little naive have an indisputable charm sweetness and resolve that is adorable. The final scene makes it seem everything is possible for anyone and we can all have a life full of little victories.

FLAVOUR

Double Strawberry for the sweet fruity memory of ice cream in hot summers when you were young

 

2. Inside Out (2015)

This really is Pixar at it's finest. Psychedelic, bizarre and yet with a great narrative structure - Inside Out play out the conflict between the five key emotions Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger as characters in a little girls heads who operate her mind from a spaceship like console. It's such a wonderful film for young children as  gives them a tool to express themselves as well as taking them on an exciting emotional rollercoaster as they view it ultimately teaching us all that sorrow is as important emotion as happiness.

FLAVOUR

Belgian Chocolate - is loved by kids and adults.

 

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3. Guardians of The Galaxy (2014)

I think a lot of people missed this film when it came out and for a sci-fi comic book movie it's very good indeed. It has great special effects, lots and lots of funny moments, weird and wonderful characters and terrific action scenes. The dialogue is witty and snappy and the final scene has a great payoff. I wouldn't say this about a lot of Sci-fi films but this is one I would return to with a different tub of ice cream each time. Thoroughly entertaining.

FLAVOUR

There's a freshness to it's otherworldly looks so hit yourself up with some Mint Choc Chip

 

4. Another Stakeout (1993)

I could have selected a number of films that feature the late great Dennis Farina in one of his funniest supporting performances. (Midnight Run for example remains one of my favourite movies) but i've selected this because unlike many of his mafia inspired roles he appears as an average guy next door and is highly entertaining.  Rosie O'Donnell also weaves her magic as testified in the scene below. Whilst the Cop-buddy relationship throughout between Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss is also very enjoyable. This film is uncomplicated comedy - perfect ice cream fodder and whilst dividing critical opinion - there is enough charms, and not too many explosive scenes to make it easy nostalgic viewing

 

FLAVOUR

Almond Toffee Crunch is the perfect match for this sticky mess.

 

5. Hot Fuzz (2007)

Directed by Edgar Wright, master of movie parody, Hot Fuzz is the follow up to zombie movie Shaun ofThe Dead. and cements the onscreen chemistry between best buddies, British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In this version Pegg plays the straight role and Frost the village idiot. Wright/Pegg/Frost clash the minutiae of British village life with Hollywood action effects to hilarious effect, gentle mocking the Buddy movie genre whilst making one of the best british comedies of the decade.

FLAVOUR

Pastiche deserves Pistachio (we have a Limited Edition version of this coming soon)

6. The Notebook (2004)

One of Ryan Gosling's early leading man performances - demonstrating his early prowess which has seen him becoming one of the most important actors of his generation. Oscillating between two defining times of a couple's lives,  it's a sure gone weepy but manages to stay the right side of sentimentality with the directorial touch of Nick Cassavetes, son of the wonderful US independent film maker John Cassavetes. A study in finding some hope and history as Alzheimer's threatens to erode our sense of self.

FLAVOUR

This bittersweet romance needs Blueberries and Cream

7. Ghost Dog (1993)

The first of the Jim Jarmusch titles in this compilation Ghost Dog features a magnificently cool performance by Forest Whitaker as a hitman living his life by the code of ethics of a Samurai Warrior in gangland New York.

The soundtrack is by Wu Tang Clan - the humour is deadpan and one of the relationships at the heart of the movie between Ghost Dog and Raymond a french speaking ice cream salesman's highly amusing. Jarmusch achieves a sadness, black comedy and beguling poetry in the high rise world of brutality.

FLAVOUR

Salted Peanut Butter

8. Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of The Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp's performance as Jack Sparrow is an absolute must see - he appears to be walking a plank between supreme control and utter drunkeness throughout the whole film which makes for very entertaining viewing. Often overlooked is the strength of the other performances here that give Depp the space for foppish anarchy. Orlando Bloom is the clean cut hero hopelessly in love but unable to cross class lines but still able to the hero role a degree of depth and Kiera Knightley is feisty in the face of father, suitors and the wonderfully macabre Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Whilst the CGI is genuinely amazing at times it can ring a little hollow in some of the movies Battle scenes which it should be noted are pretty scary for it's target audience!

 

FLAVOUR

Get the Tropical swashbuckling feel with either our Jamaican Rum and Raisin or Coconut and Cream flavours

9. Gone Girl (2014)

At 149 minutes long- and with plot twists around every corner this is a movie that maintains your interest and excitement throughout. Though reminiscent of some of the 180's and 90's classic femme fatale movies such as Basic Instinct, the award winning central performance by RosalindPike is amazing. Shape shifting - but always with an atmosphere of distance or hollowness - she really is the 'Gone Girl' despite being totally in each and every moment. Ben Affleck is also extremely likeable but hiding an element of rottenness. Get yourself buckled in for a Rollercoaster

FLAVOUR

Financial woes force our romantic leads to leave Manhattan for Suburbia, so our New York Coffee will give you right adrenalin hit.

10. Down by Law (1986)

Another totally weird but life affirming film this plays with all your emotions. It's like Beckett with even more jokes and features a wonderful ensemble of John Lurie, Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits. Though an 80's classic, it's setting in New Orleans and stunning cinematography make it feel as if it was shot in the thirties or fifties - giving it a timeless quality. Benigni is the traditional clown of the piece and a lot of the humour comes from his misunderstandings of English - reminiscent of Manuel in Fawlty Towers but with a occasional philosophical twist.

FLAVOUR

As this film is such a mixture of joy, pain, futility and humour you probably need something simple and classic to keep it all together so we'd recommend our French Vanilla

Pancake Day 2017

Just thought we'd give you a few pointers as to how to create the Perfect Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday with this recipe for perfect pancakes. This will make plenty

2 eggs

230g of flour

1 pint of milk

Pinch of salt

Knob of Butter

Caster Sugar

Lemons

Making a decent batter is the key thing here. Whisk the eggs and flour together to form a paste then keep whisking as you add the milk. Pour until it achieves a consistency very slightly thicker than cream. Run the liquid through sieve to remove any lumps.

Heat a frying pan over a low to medium flame and melt the butter when it's melted pour this into the batter mix and stir.

Now  melt a very small amount of butter in the pan before pouring  a little of the batter into the pan. Although the pan should be hot make sure not to burn the butter! Swirl the mixture around so that it coats the frying pan.  Be mindful as to how much batter you’re pouring, otherwise you'll make too thick a pancake. 

Cook the pancake for around 2-3 mins or until golden keeping the heat at medium, then flip with a fish slice! or if you are feeling adventurous toss one turn over. Cook for a further couple of mins on the medium heat and check to see it's golden underneath before plating up.

You can of course make all the pancakes in advance, but the joy of it is doing it with an audience at hand so they can enjoy the whole process and get the pancakes one at a time. However, if you want to serve them all at once -  stack them on a plate with pieces of greaseproof paper in between and keep warm in a low oven or gently reheat in a pan when you’re ready to serve. 

Squeeze over the lemons and a little sugar...then reach in the freezer for some of out Norfolk County Fresh Cream Vanilla Ice Cream to serve alongside.

Simplicity at it's best.

Spiced Orange and Cranberry Ice Cream - New Flavour for Winter 2016

Well here it is the latest of our flavours for 2016 and one we are sure will create a spicy stir in the forthcoming Holiday seasons.

Launched at The Restaurant Show 2016 it was incredibly well received by food buyers, tastemakers and show visitors.

Whether you're having a post Treat post trick this Halloween or something unusual to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas Menus this flavour is sure to excite the taste buds.

We're really happy with the balance of flavours - The Spiced Orange is punchy and warm and the Cranberries add a hint of bitterness making this an  all round perfect winter dessert. 

Call us on 01603 620970 to add it to your establishment's Winter Menu

 

Great Taste Awards 2016 - Mascarpone and Fig - 2 Stars!

We're delighted to announce that our new Norfolk County Mascarpone and Fig Ice Cream won a Gold 2 Stars at this year's Great Taste Awards.

Here are a couple of the judges comments:

"Beautifully Churned - best thing we've had all day"

"Rich, silky, deeply rich and with the beautiful additional element of fig seeds, the Mascarpone adds a rich smoothness. The figs add a natural gentle spice which is superb"

We're delighted to be able to offer this ice cream for catering and retail establishments. So don't hesitate to offer it to your customers for a very luxurious experience.

New Flavours for Summer 2016

We're delighted to announce 2 new Flavours for the 2016 season:

Vanilla and Pecan Crunch

Marscapone and Fig

These are both available in 4lt tubs, Napoli's and 500ml take home tubs.

We would say this...but we think they're very tasty. See if you do too. We have two further flavours to introduce later in the year! Watch this space!

The Joys of February

It's a great time for us here at the Creamery. We're able to take stock of what worked last year, settle down from the christmas season and assess our production schedule. We also use this time to do any necessary reforms of the factory and to develop the flavour range for 2016 before putting it into production.

Watch this space for some exciting new developments and some new entries into the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards....prior to us launching them publicly in the Spring.

Christmas Flavours

In the run up to Christmas 2015 we have been making some new batches of terrific flavours:

Cinnamon which works exceptionally well as an accompaniment to mince pies.

Chocolate Orange is a great winter evening flavour. Perfect for enjoying with your favourite Christmas movies.

Zabaglione - the Italian classic best served to accompany Panetone

Stem Ginger - great with shortbreads

Cointreau and Mandarin recommended with Chocolate puddings. The Citrus and Licquer cut across the sweetness of the chocolate making for an excellent desert.

Buy any of these flavours from your local deli or you can purchase them from the Factory