Vanessa, a bright, lively and sparkling lady from New Zealand, who is working with us for a few months, describes this dessert as ‘a fragrant English garden in a glass’. Well, I love her description as I think it’s as accurate as it could possibly be. This dessert is not only pretty to look at, it’s utterly delicious to eat too. The fragrance of the roasted strawberries is wonderful, and the aroma simply makes me smile.
For the strawberry ice cream, I am not following a traditional method of making ice cream. Instead it’s simply made by blending together all the ‘raw’ ingredients and then churning them into ice cream using an ice-cream maker. The reason for not making an egg custard base is because I like the fresh and pure taste of the strawberries in this uncooked version. The ice cream makes a few more scoops than you’ll need