Ice Cold Drinks
Cold comfort: As Britain swelters, cool down with one of these mouthwatering ice cream-based treats-and an ice-cold drink to go with them…
Cheat's Vanilla & Coffee Ice Cream Terrine
Olly’s pairing: Bloody Bens Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (22%), £28, 50cl,
A treat worth splashing out on, this is a game-changer, with sublimely balanced coffee and chocolatey flavours, all-natural ingredients and a sprinkle of Fairtrade demerara sugar. Enjoy over ice with this cheat’s terrine – or tip it over the top for an instant affogato effect!
Cherry & Peach Knickerbocker Glory
Olly’s pairing: Sainsbury’s Crème de Pêches Peach Liqueur (15%), £8, 35cl
What a great-value treat this is. Peachy and silky without relying on a cascade of sugar, this elegant half bottle is a sleeper hit for summer sipping. Serve it in tumblers over heaps of crushed ice alongside this sumptuous knickerbocker glory – or just beforehand as a palate teaser.
Creamy Mint and Chocolate Ice Cream
Olly’s pairing: Amarula (17%) £12.50, Tesco
This glossy, creamy and mellow liqueur is made with African marula fruit and has a gently caramel-like sweetness. Easy-drinking and unusual, it’s always a crowd-pleaser when served over ice in a tumbler.
Dairy-free coconut, mango and lime lollies
Olly’s pairing: East London Rarer Rum (40%) £28.50,
Demerara sugar cane from Guyana gives this splendid rum a sweet kick of vanilla with a fudge hint that’s delicious to sip neat over ice. Paired with these lollies, it will give echoes of an instant Daiquiri.