Ice cream has traditionally been a dessert food, but culinary top-dog Heston Blumenthal has succeeded in blurring the lines between pudding and main course by launching a new range of unusual ice cream flavours, due in store next week at Waitrose, 196-198 King’s Road.
Following the success of his smoked bacon and egg ice cream cooked with liquid nitrogen, as served at The Fat Duck, Blumenthal has created three new flavours of ice cream including salted caramel popcorn, chocolate with rosemary and mustard.
The mustard ice cream is made with a combination of Pommery grain mustard and sugar, which gives it a sweet and hot taste.
Blumenthal said: “This is the first ever commercially available savoury ice cream. It’s both sweet and savoury at the same time. It is brilliant served with chilled soups like gazpacho, cold meats, smoked fish, hot or cold ham and tomato salads.”
The ice creams will be for sale in Waitrose from Thursday 9 May, priced at £2.79.