A few weeks back I was invited to along to Haagen-Dazs in London to take part in their Easter Masterclass, but unfortunately I couldn't make it (Northern blogger problems). However, not one to keep secrets from you guys (especially where ice cream is involved!) I still had to dish the dirt on what it was all about, as it looks cool and it seems pretty darn tasty.
For those of you who live in or near London, Haagen-Dazs have launched a special Easter dessert in their flagship Leicester Square store, in the shape of an ice cream filled chocolate Easter egg. The genius behind the idea, food stylist and presenter Phil Mundy was on hand to show the guests of the masterclass how to make their own chocolate egg creation, and I have the recipe right here:
- Chocolate (melted)
- Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream
- Haagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet
- Haagen-Dazs Mango Raspberry Sorbet
- Mango Chunks
- Ice Cream Scoops
- Easter Egg Mould
- Sauce Brush
- Brush three layers of high quality melted chocolate in to an Easter egg mould, allowing each layer to set individually.
- Fill the chocolate egg mould with Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream and allow to set in the freezer.
- Once set, remove a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, not only to taste your hard work, but also to create a well for the next layer.
- Fill the space with a scoop of Haagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet to create a "yolk".
- Decorate your plate with raspberries and mango chunks and finish off with a scoop or two of Haagen-Dazs Mango Raspberry Sorbet.
Sounds good, right? Of course, if this sounds like too much effort you could always take a wander down to Leicester Square and have the experts show you what it's all about. The Limited Edition Easter Egg dessert is available until April 25 and costs £8.00! As well as this and other indulgent creations, you can enjoy cakes and pastries, hot drinks, cold shakes and cocktails... I say Haagen-Dazs need to hurry up and open a store up North! :P
Are you going to try your hand at making this dessert? Let me know how you get on!