Remember ice cream? It’s what we used to eat before the onslaught of frozen yoghurt places threatened to turn Kuwait into a no-fat zone! Ice cream used to be a simple pleasure. Before guys from Vermont started throwing anything they could find into the mix and coming up with zany names, before American companies hid behind umlauts, pretending to be Scandinavian, to make their products more exotic. Before all that there was simply ice cream.
Everybody has a favorite flavor. It can be a defining characteristic of a person. Where others are offering evermore flavors and combinations, Alacant, a premium Spanish artisan ice cream maker, prefers to keep things simple.
Their core line consists of fruit ice creams. Fresh, punchy ice creams like lemon, orange, melon, and mango. They also offer chocolate and coconut, too. I avoid using the word flavors here as it doesn’t really hold true of Alacant. This is real ice cream made using traditional methods and ingredients. They have established a rigorous selection process through which only the choicest ingredients providing the greatest guarantee are selected: base products that maintain all their freshness and naturalness without preservatives.
But it isn’t just the ice cream itself that sets it apart from the others; the way it is served is also unique. Each ice cream comes packed into its namesake’s fruit. They take the highest quality, freshest fruits, carve them out and load them up with ice cream. The most impressive of these is the melon ice cream that comes as a wedge of melon with the ice cream replacing the flesh of the fruit. You could almost imagine a full melon, filled with ice cream, was sliced open and served.
When you scoop up a spoonful you’ll discover a rich, creamy, but not at all heavy, ice cream with real fruit chunks hidden within. But don’t let that rich creaminess scare you off. Alacant ice cream is made with skimmed milk and is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin B2. Part of their process is manual, a traditional process that consists of gently whisking at low temperatures to get that texture and creaminess. This avoids ice crystal formation and is characteristic of authentic ice creams.
Alacant ice cream is available in Kuwait though delivery only at the moment. They deliver to the whole of Kuwait (including the chalet areas), and will be available in fine supermarkets and restaurants soon. Future plans also include Alacant ice cream shops here in Kuwait where you can stop by and enjoy some tasty, artisan Spanish ice cream.
If you’re bored of the frozen yoghurt scene, sick of overly complicated ice creams and are looking to rediscover one of the simplest pleasures in life, Alacante will help remind you what simplicity means.
So go ahead, grab a spoon!
For more information on Alacant ice cream visit heladosalacant.com To order call 182 2288 EXT: 305 or call the hotline on 97281110.