Waitrose launches Heston Blumenthal's unusual ice cream flavours, including mustard, salted caramel popcorn, and chocolate with rosemary.

The Fat Duck's famous egg & bacon ice cream set a trend across the UK restaurant menus for savoury sorbets and ices. Now you can tuck into some of Heston's savoury ice cream first-hand, with the latest range of 'Heston from Waitrose' products.

Heston's mustard ice cream costs £2.79 per pot, and is made using Pommery grain mustard and sugar, to give it a sweet and hot flavour. If you're wondering what on earth to pair it with, cold meats and chilled soups are good matches for this savoury stuff. iLoveMyGrub sampled some delicious mustard ice cream a few years ago at a restaurant called Launceston Place, where they served up the strange combination of mustard ice cream with a gorgeous cheese souffle. It might sound odd, but sometimes the weirdest things are the most delicious.

Other ice creams in Heston's new Waitrose range include Salted Caramel Popcorn, and Chocolate with Rosemary. If you want to confuse the hell out of your taste buds, grab a pot and try it out. It might perplex your mouth and woo it at the same time.

“This is the first ever commercially available savoury ice cream," says Heston Blumenthal. "It’s both sweet and savoury at the same time! It is brilliant served with chilled soups like gazpacho, cold meats, smoked fish, hot or cold ham and tomato salads.”

If this talk of savoury ice cream is all too much, there's always the option of a few deep breaths and a packet of Heston's frozen biscuit dough. You are actually supposed to make biscuits with it, and not gnaw on it straight out of the packet - but if your taste buds are begging you, it would be pretty rude to ignore them.

The latest 'Heston from Waitrose' products are available in store at Waitrose from the 9th June 2011. They include:

  • Heston from Waitrose Mustard Ice cream, £2.79
  • Heston from Waitrose Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream £2.79
  • Heston from Waitrose Chocolate with Rosemary Ice Cream £2.79
  • Heston from Waitrose 12 Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip & Caraway Biscuits £3.79
  • Heston from Waitrose 12 Ready to Bake Olive Oil & Vanilla Biscuits £3.79
  • Heston from Waitrose 12 Ready to Bake Almond & Marzipan Biscuits £3.79
  • Written by: Helenka Bednar

    Comments

    Anonymous's picture

    I tried the mustard flavored Ice cream from Waitrose (£ 3.60 a pot) just like you suggest above. I am known for sampling the weirdest and the most avant-garde cuisine one might imagine. This Ice cream is simply vile even to my taste buds. It does not have the right balance of sweet and savory. The mustard is far too overpowering.

    Your sincerely,

    One Disappointed Customer

    Anonymous's picture

    Hello thanks for the tips on what to eat the mustard ice-cream with!! i just brought some and thought it might go well with a mix of cheeses, figs and sharron fruit (mainly as i like cheese with those fruits) but now adding cold meats in the mix to see what its like!

    VERY EXCITED to try this ice-cream out!

    CC