Ale Ice Cream Inventor
Beer buffs seeking a sweet treat alternative to their traditional tipple can look forward to something special this summer – ale-flavoured ice cream.
Sheffield Hallam University student Anna Lowden invented the beery beauty on a gap year from her course in food and nutrition.
For those with a passion for their pint there’s just one snag – the ice cream contains hardly any alcohol as it’s mostly lost in the production process…
Anna, aged 20, is looking forward to her Pride of Sheffield beer ice cream going into production later this year. She came up with the recipe during her work placement at the Hope Valley Ice Cream Company.
Anna said: “We wanted to tempt more men to try ice cream and the result has been really popular. It tastes like the head from a pint of Pride of Sheffield.
“It’s great that we’ve used a local supplier. We experimented with different beers but none were quite as successful as the Kelham Island Brewery ale. It’s been a big hit with my friends. Hope Valley is in talks with several pubs to stock it as a dessert.”