I was quite excited to try this ice cream. Most boysenberry ice creams I come across have vanilla ice cream with a boysenberry ripples, so the idea of a boysenberry ripple in boysenberry ice-cream was a welcome point of difference. However, I’m not sure whether the reduced contrast between the ice cream and the ripple hurts the impact that boysenberry flavour otherwise has in an ice cream. Everything feels a little toned down, right down to the pale pastel colour of the ice cream itself. There’s a gentle sourness towards the end of the flavour pickings, which might represent a rich harvest that makes a pleasant distinguishing factor between Little Paddock and other brands. For me, I like a higher volume, producing a more vibrant flavour that really smacks me about the dessert chops.
Serve when you want your boysenberry to play more of a background supporting role than a bright, scene stealing cameo.