A little while ago, I was asked if I'd like to try out a sachet of Angel Delight's new Whisk & Freeze Ice Cream mix - so new in fact that it won't even hit the shelves for a while yet. 45,000 free samples of the new product have been sent out to Facebook fans and bloggers but it won't launch in retail outlets until 2012.
The sachet contains a fine white powder (this was vanilla flavour but I'm not sure if other variants exist or are in the pipeline) which you just need to mix with milk.
The instructions tell you to use an electric whisk to beat the ice cream mix but I did ours by hand, using our funky mini chicken whisk. It mixed in really easily - althoug whisking it directly in the rectangular ice cream tub was not a good idea because it was hard to get to the powder in the corners !
After a minimum of four hours in the freezer (we left ours until the next day), the ice cream is ready to eat. My only other experience of making home-made ice cream was when we reviewed Easiyo (here) and, in comparison, I thought the Angel Delight mix stayed a bit flat. I was expecting it to expand a bit more. As I set about breaking it up into pieces and softening it up a bit, Sophie got busy with the chocolate letters !
There was just enough for three bowlfuls, which meant there was none left for me - sniff ! As we're a family of five, I would like to see a bigger sized pack. (Or maybe it didn't increase in volume so much because I whisked by hand rather than with an electric whisk.)
I did have a little taste though and loved the really strong vanilla flavour and impressive creaminess of the ice cream. I would never have thought this was ice cream made from a packet, as it tasted just as good as shop bought, ready made ice cream.
All three Madhouse mini testers gave it a huge thumbs up and asked if there was any more !
They were really impressed at being able to make their own ice cream too, especially when they realised how delicious it was.
We'll definitely be looking out for this when it hits the shops. We'll have to pick up two packs next time though to make sure there's enough to go round !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : not sure as it hasn't hot the shops yet
for more information : http://www.facebook.com/angeldelighticecream
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