An Aberdeen ice cream parlour has created a festive flavour which you’ll either love or hate…yep, it’s brussel sprout ice cream. But whether you’re a fan of the controversial Christmas dinner vegetable or not, it’s probably got you curious enough to want to give it a try!
In the run up to Christmas, the limited edition Minted Brussel Sprout ice cream will be available to order from Mackie’s 19.2, which is located at Marischal Square, and will be served with a full, frozen brussel sprout on top.
In line with the festive veggie, the ice cream is green in colour and has been launched as part of the parlour’s festive December menu.
New product development technologist Pauline MacLeod said: “We tried and tested a few different recipes before we developed this one – we tried cooked sprouts, raw sprouts and pureed sprouts.”
The controversial new flavour has been whipped up with a specially-made sprout flavouring, which has been created with real sprouts and a peppermint oil.
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.”
Parlour manager at Mackies 19.2 Yvette Harrison 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!
“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 is Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding ice creams.