Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Antonio Federici Panna Cotta (Sainsbury’s)
As much as I love wild and interesting flavours, there is a lot to be said for a really simple flavour done well. I chose this ice cream as one of my favourite desserts is Panna Cotta, so a Panna Cotta flavoured ice cream sounded heavenly.
The first thing to note was that it is was very thick and difficult to serve. It is quite a strange consistency, it appears gloopy and stringy (in a melted cheese way) when you try to spoon it out of the tub, but when eaten it is smooth and feels just a little thicker than regular ice cream. The flavour was satisfactory, but it didn’t win me over. It is pleasant, and I felt it was rather like an overly sweet vanilla. I didn’t feel it had any distinct creamy Panna Cotta taste or caramel flavour. I think perhaps it would go well with a raspberry coulis in order to enhance the flavour.