Eastern promise of ethnic ice cream

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Ice cream maker's new Asian range
An artisan ice cream maker has responded to the boom in ethnic food consumption by making a new range of Asian-flavoured ice cream and sorbets for the foodservice market.

Taywell's Asian range has been designed to complement the flavours on the menus of Japanese, Thai and Chinese restaurants. Varieties include: Vanilla Pandan Ice Cream, Lemongrass & Chilli Ice Cream, Japanese (Matcha) Green Tea Ice Cream, Kaffir Lime Leaf Ice Cream, Thai Tea Sorbet and Mango Sorbet.

Taywell md Alastair Jessel says: "These flavours have not been available commercially in ice cream until now and the restaurants and chefs we are talking to are simply blown away by the incredible flavours we have created. We really are pushing the boundaries and challenging the general perception of ice cream flavours."

 Taywell has already trialled sales of the desserts via its partnership with the Japanese restaurant chain, Feng Sushi. Jessel says: "We have now sold such a large quantity of unusual flavours through Feng Sushi that I believe the market for such ethnic flavours is larger than I had originally thought. We are pioneering something completely new and I, for one, do not know how big this could become."

Feng Sushi is already planning to extend the concept into the Mexican market with the launch of Cactus & Chilli ice cream and Tequila sorbet, in April 2013.

Contact: Taywell Ice Creams

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