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The Producers- Hadley's Ice Cream

01:16 02 July 2011

The Producers- Hadley's Ice Cream

The Producers- Hadley's Ice Cream

Delicious Essex ice cream from the farm gate to your plate...

Hadleys Ice Cream



WHEN it comes to ice cream, the Hadleys name is synonymous with quality and exceptional taste, with the Colne Engaine farm having won several gold awards for handmade ice creams in the National Great Taste awards over recent years.



This summer, Jane Hadley has launched an exciting new range of individual pot ice creams. Each one has a potted history to further embellish the flavours and also an enticing name to tempt, including Mexican Vanilla made from only authentic vanilla pods grown from Mexican orchids.



Vanilla was discovered in Mexico and cultivated by the Totanacs of Veracruz. It was considered a sacred herb and is still thought to be the finest vanilla in the world, says Jane.



Provenance is important to Jane for all her flavourings. Her Australian stem ginger comes from Buderim in Queensland and is globally recognised as the worlds finest ginger. The warm, spicy chunks are carefully added by hand to the creamy Hadleys ice cream which is spooned into the little pots.



When we say handmade ice cream, it really is, Jane adds. I work with four lovely ladies from Colne Engaine and we make the ice cream by hand and then pot it by hand too.



Chocolate ice cream never fails to be a winner and Hadleys are the only producers using Grenada dark chocolate made from Trinitario organic cocoa beans. You have to try it. Its rich, velvety and simply divine, enthuses Jane. Some other flavours, also now available in handy, refreshing, summer-sized pots, include Caramel and Toasted Pecan using only the finest Californian barton pecan nuts, Honeycomb Crunch, Arabica Espresso Coffee made using a blend of Paddy & Scotts Great with Friends coffee, Hedgerow Elderflower & Lime, Navy Rum & Raisin using Pussers Original Navy Rum from the British Virgin Islands and Raspberries and Cream using Glen Ample raspberries from Craig Williamsons fruit farm on the Essex/Suffolk border.



Its not only award-winning ice creams Hadleys produce, theres a range of individual servings of sorbet too. For a great summer cooler, try the Zingy Lemon Sorbet made from lemons that have been zested, squeezed, infused and sieved by the Hadleys ladies at the farm.



Jane has also launched a range of speciality flavours. Weve been asked by Adnams to produce an ice cream incorporating Broadside bitter and we also create individual flavours for couples who want something unique for their wedding guests.



This months latest potted delight is Hadleys Exotic Mango & Lime sorbet made from Alphonso mangoes from Western India. This sorbet is always fun to make in the summer, Jane adds. I love to watch the vibrant colours of the mangoes mixing with our naturally creamy sorbet.



To try these new individual pots, catch up with Jane at the Essex Food & Drink Festival and the Tendring Hundred Show this month and then Hadleys will be exhibiting at the Hedingham Castle jousting event in July. We love getting out to the shows. When the children tell us, You make the best ice cream ever! it makes it a very satisfying day.



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Dairy delights for a hot summer



Caprilatte
Butterfly Lodge Farm Shop & Dairy
Mersea Road
Abberton
C05 7LG
01206 736121



Springstep Dairy
Mundon Hall
Vicarage Lane
Mundon, Maldon
Essex
CM9 6PA
01621 740357



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Hadleys Ice Cream
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Colne Engaine
C06 2HU
01787 220420

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