Foody Friday: Beverage-based Ice-cream

Jul 18, 2009 by

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This weeks ice-creams are going to be beveraged based, I’ve decided. You might see the odd lemonade sorbet these days, but the Victorians had their own ideas about what made a good ice-cream. Hot drinks and alcohol, mainly.

Tea Ice-Cream


2 heaped teaspoon loose tea
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pint ice-cream mix


large mug
as for ice-cream base


Make a cup of very strong tea. Either make a pot and drink the rest, or put the loose tea into a teacup and add boiling water.

Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved.

Pour the tea through a sieve to get rid of the leaves and leave to cool.

Add to ice-cream base, and follow those instructions

White Wine Ice-cream


3 glasses (cups) of white wine
1 cup pineapple syrup
6 ounces mixed dried fruit
ice-cream base


as for ice-cream base


Make up the ice-cream base.

Add the wine and the pineapple syrup.

Freeze (follow the instruction on the ice-cream base post to avoid getting one large lump with the alcohol still liquid)

Stir in the dried fruit, and bung in the freezer.


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