Aberdeen cafe launches Brussel Sprout flavoured Ice cream

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A cafe in Aberdeen is serving Brussel Sprout flavoured ice cream in the run up to christmas.

Customers have reported that the flavour goes well with bacon

Veg lovers can try the bizarre new flavour at ice cream parlour, Mackie’s 19.2.

It is made with real brussel sprouts and peppermint oil and each portion is topped with a frozen sprout.

The debut veggie ice cream is cabbage green in colour and has been launched as part of the parlour’s festive December menu.

Pauline MacLeod, New Product Development Technologist, said: “We tried and tested a few different recipes before we developed this one – we tried cooked sprouts, raw sprouts and puréed sprouts.”

Pauline added: “The flavour is, as you’d expect, very sprout-y – but with mint through it. It’s a natural flavour and it has been made using real ingredients. We’re really happy with the end result.”

Yvette Harrison, Parlour Manager at 19.2, said: ““It’s not quite one of your five a day but it’s the dream ice cream for brave sprout lovers. We’ve even had some customers saying that it would goes really well with bacon.

The ice cream is made with real sprouts and peppermint oil

“We always try to get something on the menu that’s a bit more experimental – we love playing with flavour and we thought that for a one-off Christmas special, sprout ice cream would be a fun option.”

Also on the Christmas menu at the parlour this year are Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding ice creams.

Yvette added: “The Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding flavours are picked more frequently – but when we do get the more curious customers through the doors, it is great to see their reactions.”

19.2 opened in Aberdeen’s Marischal square last December.

 
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