Ice-cream creation – Harry’s Ice-Cream

Because I’ve been absent for so long, two posts in a row for my My Dearest Readers! For those who are in Melbourne are you prepared for another hot week? It’s going to get up to 40 degree this weekend. But I guess it’s still better than a couple of weeks ago when it was over 45 degrees Celsius. I don’t do very well with heat… so if you’re like me, remember to drink more water, keep hydrated and eat loads of ice-cream :P

Harry Icecream

Harry Ice-cream

That reminds me, at the start of summer, I was invited to Harry’s Ice-cream to visit their factory in Brunswick and was also asked to create my own ice-cream flavour! That is like any ice-cream lovers dream because I mean who doesn’t like ice-cream and to put all your favourite things in to create your own signature one, that sounds pretty awesome to me :)

Owner & Founder Lawrence Harrison

Owner & Founder Lawrence Harrison

I always assumed the Owner and Founder of Harry’s Ice-crema, first name would be Harry. But turns out Lawrence Harris is his name and they shortened it to Harry and used it as the brand. Harry’s ice-cream is their own brand of ice-cream but they also do private labels of Coles and Aldi, so you never know when you’ve purchased a tub of their ice-cream.

Blueberry Lemon Cocktail

Blueberry Lemon Cocktail

We started the fun event with a cocktail each served in these pretty and trendy Mason Ball jars which I adore. It was a blueberry and lemon cocktail with some vodka, the girls at Keep Left PR actually hand squeezed over 40 lemons themselves, now that’s effort. It was quite sour but a great way to clean our palettes and prepare us for the savoury and ice-cream tasting.

Sovoury Canapes

Savoury Nibbles

We were offered some savoury nibbles with mini bagels with smoked salmon, a spinach ricotta cheese tart, mini chicken sandwiches and puff pastry with blue cheese and dried figs. They were all freshly made and very good, but the spinach ricotta cheese was definitely my favourite.

Zumbo Macaron Tower

Zumbo Macaron Stand

Super spoilt, there was also a 3-tier stand full of macarons from Adriano Zumbo with nearly all the flavours you can think of, salted caramel, milo, popcorn, violet, finger bun and many more. I may have had one too many :P

Where the magic happens!

Where the magic happens!

After some savoury dishes we were then given a tour around the factory to see where the magic happens. It is so amazing how quickly it is for ice-cream to be made, filled into a tub and sealed and have it ready for delivery! I felt like I was in Willy Wonka land but for ice-cream hehe

Tony Senior Technician

Tony Senior Technician

We met Tony who is the Senior Technician and has been working alongside Lawrence for several years. He showed us how ice-cream was made from scratch, where a mixture similar to a custard is firm made with additions added to it and then churned in an industrial ice-cream maker. By the way, hygiene is taken very seriously here so we were all in the same gear as Tony, with a hairnet, lab coat, shoes also had to be covered lol no sorry no photos because I look simply too weird haha

Freshly churned ice-cream

The ice-cream is all churned and ready to be placed in the plastic tubs. I was really surprised with the texture and flavour of the freshly churned ice-cream it felt like whipped cream, it was so light and not very cold. Flavours were also more prominent because it wasn’t as cold.

Now it’s time for tasting and judging! So there were quite a few of us – Lianne, Sofia, Ling, Gastrology and Prue. We didn’t only get the chance to create our own ice-cream, it was also a competition where we got to judge each others ice-cream. Gosh I was nervous hehe because not everyone has a sweet tooth like mine :D

Our ice-cream creations

Our ice-cream creations

We had a good range of flavours amongst the bloggers, we had a carrot cake flavour, chocolate caramel slice, pistachio honey and rosewater and coconut cheesecake with biscuit.

My Creation

My Creation

Now do you want to know my creation hehe it took me a while to get it but I came up with a super sweet (duh) flavour haha with white chocolate ice-cream base, Mars Bar, Roasted Hazelnuts and Peanut Butter. Thinking back I probably overloaded my ice-cream but it was everything I like all in packed into one ice-cream.

Harry Icecream

This was the scoreboard! Congratulations Lianne for winning! Her flavour pistachio, honey and rosewater was fantastic and I’m a fan of pistachios too so it won a vote from me too :)

As for my favourite Harry’s Ice-cream flavour from their range of ice-cream would definitely be Sticky Date Pudding with toffee and fudge pieces through the ice-cream. Delicious! Thank you Harry’s Ice-cream and Keep Left for the invite to such a fun event, now time to go home and perfect my own personal flavour!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet attended this event as a guest of Harry’s Ice-cream and KeepLeft PR 

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10 thoughts on “Ice-cream creation – Harry’s Ice-Cream

  1. hotlyspiced February 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply

    I think your weather in Melbourne is so much hotter than it is here in Sydney. It’s been quite mild here lately. I think you should have won! You were robbed! You came up with such a great flavour. What a fun occasion and I would have loved to have been there xx

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook February 8, 2014 at 4:45 am Reply

    40C!? Wow that’s crazy hot (and 45C? I have no idea how hot that can be!)… I’m heading to Taiwan in 2 weeks and I heard it’s 30C and I am already afraid of humidity and hot temp…I’ll stop complaining now. :D Love your flavor. I want to make my own flavor too!

  3. Choc Chip Uru February 8, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    I hope you stay cool with your amazing flavour of ice cream!!! You are so lucky to enjoy Harry’s Ice Cream!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) February 8, 2014 at 10:23 am Reply

    I am so jealous!!! I would have run amuck in there for sure. Your ice-cream mix looks amazing too. I am so pleased it isn’t 40 degrees here! …and lol I would prefer to hydrate with ice-cream rather than water ;)

  5. Helen | Grab Your Fork February 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm Reply

    So cool that you got to realise your wildest ice cream flavour dreams come true! And I have a tub of their pavlova ice cream in my freezer right now. So dangerously tasty!

  6. Sarah February 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Sounds like a super fun event – I think it’s cool that they got you to be interactive rather than just giving you information. Good thinking, PR company! Hehe. I felt sad when I saw the carrot cake flavour at the bottom of the rung – carrot cake and cream cheese are like my favourite things! I’m sure it tasted good, but I bet the rest just tasted even better. :)

  7. winstonthehungryexcavator February 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Creating your own ice cream sounds like SO much fun! Combo sounds decadent and I’m sure many people would love it =)

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 10, 2014 at 10:20 pm Reply

    OMG all of those flavours sound incredible Daisy! You guys chose great flavours! :D

  9. Catherine February 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Your ice cream flavour sounds amazing, so many great elements combined in the ultimate ice cream haha!

  10. chewtown March 5, 2014 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Now THAT sounds like a fun event. I love that you got to make your own flavour!

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