Three businesses have teamed up to launch an “indulgent” new product for their customers.
SLOEmotion, Hunters of Helmsley and Brymor Dairy, which is based at Masham, have used their talents to create the world’s first Sloe Gin Truffle ice cream.
The ice cream, available from Hunters of Helmsley, is made from a vanilla base with ripples of a sloe fruit ganache and dotted with crunchy dark chocolate chips.
The ganache is made from SLOE Gin infused sloes, cream, butter, white chocolate and a dash of SLOE Gin.
Chris Garnett, who owns Hunters of Helmsley with his wife Christine, said: “We have worked with both Brymor and SLOEmotion for many years now, and we felt there was the opportunity to create something really special. The flavour is absolutely delicious, and so indulgent – strictly one for adults only though!”
Jonathan Curtoys, managing director at SLOEmotion, which is based at Barton-le-Willows, added: “As we are the only producers of sloe gin chocolate truffles on the planet, I believe that this is definitely the only flavour of its kind being produced commercially.
“Instead of throwing the fruit away after making sloe gin we de-stone it and then use it to make a range of chutneys and a ganache for different truffle chocolates – so the thought of using it for ice cream seemed quite natural.”
The ice cream is available in single servings across the summer from the Hunters deli in Helmsley Market Place.