Savoury ice cream, anyone?

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7 July 2010, Singapore – Swensen‘s launched 7 savoury flavours of ice cream to the media today.  When I got the media invite from Swensen‘s, I was thinking to myself whether they were going to serve chicken rice, char kway teow or goreng pisang ice cream.  The thought of that made me nauseous.

My fears of throwing up at the tasting were put to rest when I learnt that the flavours weren’t going to be that sickening.

The 7 flavours were:

Seaweed Pistachio, Cinnamon Walnut, Peanut Butter Caramel, Salted Chewy Cornflake, Sour Cream and Chives, Mushroom and lastly Asparagus.

Seaweed and Pistachio

Cinnamon Walnut

Peanut Butter Caramel

Salted Cornflake

Sour Cream and Chives

Mushroom

Asparagus

Personally, I liked the Peanut Butter Caramel, Mushroom and Salted Chewy Cornflake.  I guess I am not as adventurous as I would like to think I am.

If you were to try the savoury ice creams, please have them with Garlic Bread, Croutons or Crackers.  They compliment each other very well.

So how did the flavours come about?  The idea mooted with Swensen‘s collaboration with Nayang Polytechnic’s School of Chemical and Life Sciences, in the recent “Eskimos Battle” ice cream making competition.  Participating schools and their students attended a short workshop and experimented with their own concoctions. Subsequently these entries were judged by a panel from NYP and Swensen‘s.

The judging criteria was based on 40% to innovation, 30% to palatability an 30% to consumer appeal.

The finalists were from Broadrick Secondary, Canberra Secondary, CHIJ St. Nicolas, Loyang Secondary, Northbrooks Secondary, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Secondary, Queenstown Secondary, and Yuying Secondary.   Eventually, Yuying Secondary took first position with its Seaweed ice cream.

From Left to Right: Ros Shazwani NurQahirah Bte Mohamed Aminudin, Toh Qian Yu and Sheryl Sher Wei Ling from Yuying Secondary School

Mini Cups are available for dine in and take away at S$3.90 each. There’s an eat-all-you-can ice cream buffet in ION outlet – S$18.90 for adults and S$13.90 for children below 12 years old.

Swensen’s Restaurants can be found at:

Bugis Junction, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Causeway Point, Chinatown Point, City Square Mall, Compass Point, IMM, Ion Orchard, Junction 8, Jurong Point, Marina Square, North Point, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Tampines Mall, Toa Payoh, Thomson Plaza, United Square, West Mall

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