It’s not your ordinary ice cream flavor and when you buy it, it’s served not just in a cone.
They call it What-a-Melon. It is an ice cream that comes in a real watermelon slice.
“We source our watermelon from Italy,” Executive Pastry Chef James Clarke tells Dessert Insider. “We found it to be the ripest, juiciest watermelon. We store it cold, keep it fresh, and we get daily deliveries.”
It’s made by slicing the watermelon into perfect triangles. Using a knife, the center is hollowed out. Real seeds are removed and are replaced by hand-cut tempered dark chocolate pieces. This will be the base for the ice cream.
The rest of the watermelon is put in this mixer and strained until only juice is left. It’s mixed with sugar and lime juice then cooked to let the sugar melt. The last step is to put the juice into the ice cream machine.
“We have decided to keep it simple, keep the ingredients fresh. It’s a very, very, quick process,” explains Chef Clarke.
This ice cream was first launched at Dominique Ansel Bakery in Tokyo in 2017 and is now available in London. You can get one for $8.70 or P450.
This ice cream comes in a real slice of watermelon.
Posted by DESSERT INSIDER on Wednesday, 6 June 2018