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Half Day Ice Cream & Sorbet Making Course

HALF DAY COURSE (9:30am - 12:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Only £65.00 per person inc. VAT

(Minimum age of participant: 16)

Eating ice cream is about experiencing that luxurious cool texture and rich tongue-coating flavour we never forget from childhood. And herein lies the secret to making and serving great ice cream: it’s about using full-fat cream, free-range egg yolks, sugar and strong natural flavourings. We’re talking full-on guilty pleasure here!

But, making ice cream brings with it a fear of curdling the custard base which can put a lot of cooks off. So, on your Half Day Ice Cream & Sorbet Making Course, you’ll learn how to make a perfect Crème Anglaise custard base for making your own uniquely flavoured ice cream.

We’ll answer a few questions, too – for instance: what makes a custard curdle, and what, if anything, can be done to rectify it; is there a correct temperature at which to serve ice cream; how to achieve that professional smooth finish, but without having to buy expensive gadgets.

Techniques learnt:

  • Cook-ahead methods
  • Making Crème Anglaise with various flavours
  • Cooking and straining fruit purees
  • Creating an unctuous mouth feel
  • Freezing and churning methods
  • Storing methods
  • Serving at the correct temperature
  • Serving suggestions
  • Scooping, making a rochet
  • Presentation

These are examples of the kind of dishes you could be making:

  • Vanilla, cinnamon, basil, black pepper, ginger, chocolate and soft-fruit ice creams
  • Strawberry or Raspberry Parfait
  • Sorbets

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