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.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 30th July.

Read the full column and get the full lip smacking recipes HERE.

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