Ice Cream

Ice Cream of the Gods
Ice Cream Of The Gods

Our Ice Cream of the Gods is no ordinary ice cream, and it’s available at a store near you at last!

Aberdeen
Basingstoke
Bath
Belfast
Belfast City Hall
Beverley
Birmingham Bull Ring
Birmingham Burlington
Bluewater, Kent
Bolton
Bracknell
Bridgend
Bristol
Brushfield Street
Bury St Edmunds
Cambridge
Canterbury
Carlisle
Cheapside - St Pauls
Chelmsford
Cheshire Oaks
Chester

Chichester
Clarks Village
Colchester
Covent Garden
Covent Garden Piazza
Derby
Dudley
Eastbourne
Edinburgh
Epsom
Euston Station
Exeter
Glasgow
Glasgow Buchanan St
Guildford
Hereford
Hitchin
Holborn, Chancery Lane
Inverness
Ipswich
Dublin Dundrum
Dublin Henry Street

Kingston
Lakeside, West Thurrock
Leamington Spa
Leeds
Leeds R&C
Leicester
Lincoln
Liverpool One
Maidstone
Manchester Arndale
Market Street, Manchester
Meadowhall
MetroCentre, Gateshead
Milton Keynes
Moorgate, London
Newbury
Norwich
Nottingham
Oxford Westgate
Peterborough
Plymouth
Rabot 1745

Reading
Regent Street
Romford
Sheffield
Shrewsbury
Southampton
St Albans
Stamford
Stratford City
Sunderland
Teesside
The O2
Tottenham Court Walk
Trafford Centre
Truro
Tunbridge Wells
Waterloo Station, London
Watford
White City
Windsor
Worcester
York

We hope you agree it was worth waiting for. It took us a while to finally make a Hotel Chocolat ice cream because we didn’t want it to be ordinary. We wanted something no one had ever tasted before, so we went back to the cocoa bean. Instead of making an ordinary chocolate ice cream, we decided to infuse ours with pure roasted cocoa.

There were no recipes for what we wanted to do, so our chef David Demaison just started from scratch, crushing roasted cocoa nibs into a fine powder and blending it with ice cream.

David came up with the idea of infusing a mix of Jersey milk and cream with the cocoa nibs before removing them with a sieve. He left it for a couple of hours, then overnight. After 48 hours, the cream was transformed. “The cream changes to a subtle taupe colour as the nibs infuse,” says Angus. “You might think it was vanilla, but then you taste it and realise it really is something else.”

There are thousands of chocolate ice creams, some of them sprinkled with cocoa nibs. But no one has ever infused cocoa directly into the cream before. We decided to call this recipe the Ice Cream of the Gods, not just for the heavenly flavour notes, but after the name of the cocoa plant itself: Theobroma cacao, which translates literally as ‘cocoa, food of the gods’.

Ice Cream of The Gods with Salted Caramel Sauce : £3.25

Ice Cream contains: milk, may contain soya. Cone contains: Milk, Soya, Wheat, Gluten. May contain traces of tree nuts.