The easiest way to cool down in this glorious heatwave is by tucking in to a frozen treat. Making your own ice cream or sorbet is a lot more simple than you might think, especially with spectacular ice cream and sorbet recipe collections from Great British Chefs. Here are ten of the best!
Frozen Treats for… Kids: Mixed Berry Freezies – Colin McGurran
Made from raspberries, strawberries, sugar and water, you can rest assured that these berry lollies don’t contain any hidden nasties, making them the perfect kids recipe on a hot summer’s day.
Frozen Treats for… Big Kids: Port and Claret Jelly with Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream – Galton Blackiston
The classic dessert combo of jelly and ice cream is given a boozy twist for grown-ups with warming port and claret jelly. This dish would make a fantastic finish to any dinner party meal.
Frozen Treats for… Chocoholics: Chocolate Sorbet – Paul Ainsworth
For many, chocolate ice cream is a firm favourite; try something different by sampling it as a sorbet. This recipe is wonderfully versatile and can be served with anything from soufflé to cheesecake.
Frozen Treats for… Dads: Stout Ice Cream with Brown Bread Crumble – Galton Blackiston
This dessert is perfect for beer lovers and those who aren’t normally keen on sweets. The stout gives a rich, malty flavour to this ice cream dish - especially when combined with earthy brown bread crumble.
Frozen Treats for… Those Who Prefer Savoury: Beetroot Sorbet – Christoffer Hruskova
Earthy beetroot is made into a cooling sorbet in this delightful summer recipe from Christoffer Hruskova. Eat this as a wonderful palate cleanser between courses or a light, interesting dessert.
Frozen Treats for… The Experimental: Hay Ice Cream – Christoffer Hruskova
Ever wondered what hay tastes like? Well wonder no more with this intriguing recipe from Christoffer Hruskova. You may need to pay a visit to your local pet shop to find the hay, unless you happen to live near a farm.
Frozen Treats for… Grown-Ups: Caipirinha Sorbet – Marcello Tully
Don’t be fooled by its innocuous appearance - this is not a sorbet with a hint of caipirinha but a South American caipirinha in frozen form and strictly adults-only. In fact, the taste is so strong and palate-cleansing that it is best served in tiny scoops.
Frozen Treats for… The Ambitious Cook: Lemon Parfait, Fennel Pollen Ice Cream, Fennel Granita and Olive Oil Jelly – Adam Simmonds
You’ll need to start prep for this lemon parfait the day before. This complex recipe plays with flavours of fennel and lemon to provide a glorious dessert. Fennel pollen is available to buy online as is trimolene and xylotol.
Frozen Treats for… Dinner Parties: Gin and Tonic Granita – Marcus Wareing
This granita reinvents the classic British tipple into a lovely summer dessert and palette cleanser. Serve this at your next garden party as opposed to making standard gin and tonics - your guests will enjoy the presentation, particularly when presented with organic, edible flowers.
Frozen Treats for… Ice Cream Connoisseurs: Lemon, Thyme and Garden Mint Ice Cream – Galton Blackiston
This ice cream recipe gets an exciting twist with the addition of lemon, thyme and zesty mint - a beautiful way to round off an al-fresco, summery meal. Serve this refreshing ice cream on a base of granola or crushed biscuits.