Sweet perry jelly & summer fruits with elderflower ice cream

A light and refreshing dessert that is full of summer falvours and tastes

Ingredients

For the elderflower ice cream

  • 300ml / 1⁄2 pint whole milk
  • 6 medium local free range egg yolks
  • 100g / 4oz caster sugar
  • 300ml / 1⁄2 pint double cream
  • 200ml / 7fl oz elderflower cordial

For the perry jelly

  • 5 gelatine leaves
  • 500ml / 18fl oz Westons Premium Organic Pear Cider
  • 75g / 2 3⁄4 oz caster sugar
  • 250g / 9oz British mixed blueberries, raspberries and strawberries

Method

For the elderflower ice cream

  • Bring the milk to the boil in a heavy based pan, remove from the heat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together, then add the milk, whisking as you go.
  • Return the mixture to the pan and cook over a low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Do not boil! (If mixture starts to separate, remove from heat, place pan in a bowl of iced water and whisk vigorously).
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in cream and elderflower cordial. Churn in an ice cream machine until set then transfer to a clean container and place in freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, place mixture in a container in the freezer. Whisk up again on a regular basis until set.

For the perry jelly

  • Immerse the gelatine leaves one at a time in a shallow bowl of cold water and leave until soft.
  • Bring 100ml / 31⁄2fl oz of pear cider to the boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Drain and squeeze the gelatine leaves, add to the hot pear cider mixture and stir until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, add the rest of the pear cider and stir well. Allow to cool but not set. Put the berries in a jelly mould (or 4 individual moulds if preferred).
  • Add the cooled jelly and chill for an hour or so to set. To turn out, place mould(s) into a shallow dish of hot water and leave for a few seconds. Remove from water, place plate on top and invert, shaking gently if required.

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