An Aberdeen ice cream parlour has brought back its Guinness sorbet in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Mackies 19.2 will sell the Irish stout influenced dessert at its city centre parlour and cafe this Sunday.
And with four cans of Guinness go into each five litre Napoli, stout lovers are in for a boozy treat.
Pauline Macleod, new product development technologist, said: “We used a neutral base for the sorbet, so it really does taste like Guinness. Specifically the froth of the Guinness – only slightly sweeter.
“The sorbet very smooth – just like Guinness. We achieved this by making it at a lower temperature and freezing it for longer.”
“We found that, the ice cream masked the flavour too much, whereas a plain sorbet base really helped the Guinness notes stand out and gave a great mouth feel.
“So often, flavoured treats don’t actually taste like the food that they’re based on – but we were keen for that not to be the case, so we used the real thing to achieve the true Guinness flavour. We’re delighted with the end result.”
Mackie’s 19.2 is a licensed parlour and the sorbet is only available to those aged 18 and older.
The limited edition flavour is available on Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day until stocks last and parlour customers will be able to experiment with Guinness flavour combinations and make sundaes with the new napoli.
Yvette Harrison, parlour manager at 19.2, added: “We trialed the flavour for the first time last year and it was such a hit with parlour customers that we knew we had to bring it back.
“Anyone who’s sad about missing out on trying the hit flavour last year should get themselves down to 19.2 while stocks last.”