Oh yeah. This little foodie trifecta from Pure New Zealand Ice Cream will get your taste buds round the bend and down the home stretch every time. Orange spurs the date around the track on your palate. Heady, almost boozy, without being heavy, there’s a lot of joy in the way the date tracks a beaded swirl like chocolate in a chocolate éclair ice cream. Then there’s that moment you get a particularly concentrated pocket of date, giving a more intense hit and a bit of crunch. Jockeying the whole thing along with an effortlessly light touch is the mascarpone, bringing a light creaminess that is no doubt what gets this flavour into the winner’s circle in some of the local food awards.
Serve with Lemon White Chocolate Cake for a highlight reel of high tea cake and scone flavours. While I’m on the subject the cake has lasted me so well during the week, and has been a welcome food sight to come home to, knowing I could pair it with this ice cream and meditate on the flavours.