The Eden Project in Cornwall has launched its own range of new ice creams, with flavours inspired by the tropical rainforest.
The ice creams are made using the unique ingredient panela, unrefined Colombian whole cane sugar, which creates a rich depth of flavour similar to caramel.
There are nine flavours in total, all derived from plants that can be found in Eden’s Biomes:
• Caramel and Panela
• Chocolate and Panela
• Passion Fruit and Panela
• Hazelnut and Panela
• Mango, Yoghurt and Panela
• Lime, Cardamom and Panela
• Strawberry Sorbet and Panela
• Clotted Cream Vanilla and Panela
• Coconut, Baobab and Panela
Panela is extremely important to Colombians, as the traditional, sustainable production of the crop enables around 300,000 people to earn a living.
Cane sugar can be found growing in the crops area of Eden’s Rainforest Biome.
Mangos, vanilla pods, cardamom and cocoa are also grown in the Rainforest Biome, while limes are grown in the Mediterranean Biome and strawberries can be found in the outdoor gardens.
To create the new range, Eden has teamed up with local ice cream producers Roskilly’s, who use milk from their own herd of Jersey cows, and Hasslachers, producers of pure Colombian drinking chocolate.
The ice cream is on sale at Eden and at Maltby Street Market in London.
Eden is also looking for new outlets to bring the exciting flavours to the rest of the UK.