Mushroom ice cream is surprise success

FROZEN FUNGHI: Greig Davison and Kathy Irwin tuck into a surprisingly popular ice cream made with Greeba Farm mushrooms

FROZEN FUNGHI: Greig Davison and Kathy Irwin tuck into a surprisingly popular ice cream made with Greeba Farm mushrooms

MUSHROOMS are a stalwart of soups and risottos, but they are now proving a hit in ice cream.

The discovery was made thanks to a partnership between Greeba Farm and Davison’s Ice Cream at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival.

Now several restaurants are considering putting it on their menus and Davison’s is stocking its parlours with the unusual flavour.

Greeba Farm director Kathy Irwin said: ‘Visitors were flocking to our Manx Mushroom Experience tent demanding more ice cream.

We ran out of supplies on Sunday afternoon, a staggering seven gallons having been consumed.’

The blend of Manx milk and cream with Greeba Farm’s chestnut mushrooms produced what Ian Davison described as a ‘spectacular frozen rich mushroom dessert’.

The idea started as a bit of a joke but once a sample batch was whipped up, both food producers realised they were on to a winner.

Kathy said: ‘The final product was proof using top quality ingredients in innovative ways demonstrates their versatility. It was a subtle combination of flavours that many people commented should not have worked, but just did.’

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