Here’s the scoop on our 2023 Flavour Creators…
Thousands of entries flew in from all over the country and our team of flavour developers went on the hunt for daringly delicious combinations that told a story through flavour and ingredients.
This year our ice cream experts were looking for two winning flavours to bring to life: one from School Years 0-5 and one from School Years 6-8.
Working through all the creations our flavour developers narrowed it down and took to the kitchen, testing and trialling so many amazing flavour concepts.
After countless hours of tasting and tweaking, we finally found our winning flavour combinations…
Congratulations to Ezra Page-Clarke and Simone Kelly, we’ve just loved turning your creations into real life ice cream!
Age 7 / Year 3
Mount Cook School
Le Duck Island French Breakfast
Ezra describes the taste of his flavour creation “like waking up on a warm sunny morning in a French campsite”. His featured ingredients included pain au chocolat, orange juice, hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Our Flavour Developers said French Breakfast stood out as we know everyone loves pain au chocolat, and the extra ingredients woven into the story of orange, campside hot chocolate and marshmallows had us intrigued.
How we made it
The biggest question for us when making Le Duck Island French Breakfast was whether we infuse the milky chocolate base with toasted croissants, or coat them in butter and sugar and caramelize them in a hot oven before folding them thorough the ice cream. We opted for the latter as those little nubs of golden brown croissants were just too tasty to leave out!
Luckily it’s orange season, so we decided on bright and tangy orange curd made with local oranges to represent the campsite orange juice Ezra described. We made some moreish chocolate fudge sauce as a nod to the chocolate in the pain au chocolat and rippled this through the ice cream and finished with hand torched tiny marshmallows.