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Easter Weekend Already?

Ice Cream Easter Eggs Easter is early this year – we’ve hardly finished celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! In fact, Easter can only ever fall on one day earlier, and that hasn’t happened since 1818. The lastest day it can fall upon is April 24th, and that isn’t due to happen until 2038. In any case, it’s definitely March here with a forecast of a cold and blustery weekend. We’ll just have to make the most of it here in the world of ice cream and warm up our customers with good cheer.

Ice Cream Easter Eggs2

Last year, we tried making ice cream easter eggs, and we made some more this year. If you want to make some, you will need some egg moulds. You simply pour the ice cream into the moulds and then decorate them when they are hard. This year, we experimented with dipping them in rasperry coulis, which dyed them a pleasing red. We also sat them in chocolate cups.

I’d love to take a course in decorating desserts, but playing with melted chocolate and other toppings sure makes for a fun afternoon – whatever the outcome. I don’t think we’ll sell these, but possibly give them away as gifts…

P.S. Happy news – Lent ends tomorrow!

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9 Responses to “Easter Weekend Already?”

  1. March 21st, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    jen says:

    Happy Easter Kieran!

    Mr B. will be in and around Dingle on Tuesday – so if a total stranger walks up to you in the shop and says ‘hi’/starts raving about jaffa cake icecream, you’ll know who it is :-)

  2. March 21st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Kieran says:

    Oh no! We won’t have that flavour this weekend! I hope he’s not too disappointed… Happy Easter.

  3. March 21st, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Kitchen Goddess says:

    Happy Easter to all at Ice Cream Ireland. :D

  4. March 22nd, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Kate says:

    These look fab – I had difficulty getting nice eggs today and went for bars of chocolate instead. I’d bet if you wanted to sell these there would be a queue out the door (with me at the top!!)

  5. March 22nd, 2008 at 12:39 am

    jen says:

    I reckon Mr B could force himself to try a few other flavours instead :-) Have a fab weekend!

  6. March 22nd, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Laura @ HungryAndFrozen says:

    Those ice cream eggs look delightful! But where on earth does one find egg moulds?

  7. March 22nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    polly peirce says:

    They look lovely! I wish I’d had egg molds when I made all that chocolate ice-cream from the easter eggs, it would have been a nice touch…

    Incidentally, where do you get easter egg molds? Maybe kitchen compliments?

  8. March 22nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Kieran says:

    Yeah – we use rubber baking moulds that we bought from our catering supplier. A kitchen shop might be able to order them if they don’t stock them…

  9. March 26th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Gráinne says:

    Kitchen Compliments on Chatham Street in Dublin keep an array of different sized plastic egg moulds in stock. They’re not as good as the rubber ones, but they work fine.

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