Sunday, 27 November 2016

New Haagen Dazs flavour and baked apples with mincemeat

We are big fans of Haagen-Dazs and you can find a couple of tubs of Vanilla in our freezer at any time. Their Vanilla is a classic flavour, purely indulgent and perfect on all accounts. We have tried Vanilla ice cream as made by all major brands, here and abroad, and this is the one we return to again and again.
I'm also very fond of Dulce de Leche, it is absolutely decadent. I can't say we have tried every single flavour from Haagen Dazs, but definitely most of those which are widely available in supermarkets.
In summer we often eat ice cream with fruit salads, in winter we enjoy it with baked apples, hot puds and stewed fruit.
Haagen-Dazs has recently released a new beautiful seasonal flavour for Autumn/Winter 2016 - Honey, Walnut & Cream. It should be available now in all leading supermarkets and online. I found it in Sainsbury's locally.


I first discovered Haagen-Dazs over 14 years ago, when we lived in New Haven, Connecticut. I was pregnant with Sasha, and this delicious ice cream was one of my big cravings.

What did we all think of the new seasonal flavour? It proved to be a great success.
It is an inspired combination of flavours and textures. You get smooth creamy ice cream, speckled with crunchy pieces of walnut. It tastes wonderful too, sweet and aromatic.

I have served it with baked apples, as well as with plums roasted in sweet cider, and both desserts were temptingly tasty, yet very simple to make.

If you go out in our garden, our old apple trees are now naked, all the leaves have fallen. Yet there are still some very stubborn red apples clinging to the branches at the very top. Last week I picked a good amount of windfalls from the lawn. They wouldn't keep long, as some of them are slightly bruised from the fall. However, they are perfectly fine for cooking.
I have recently made a batch of mincemeat (recipe courtesy of Tate & Lyle) and had 1/3 mincemeat leftovers in one of the jars.

Baked apples with mincemeat
Ingredients:
5 small to medium apples
5 heaped tsp of mincemeat
75ml apple juice
cinnamon
good quality ice cream to serve with

Set the oven to 180C. Slice tops of the apples and core them using a small knife, taking care not to cut right through to the bottom.
Place the apples in a deep ceramic dish or smaller size roasting tray. Fill each apple with a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Put the apple lids on. Pour the apple juice around the apples.


Bake in the oven for 40+ minutes until the apples are soft and fluffy inside.


winter dessert


winter dessert

Serve with a good dollop of ice cream. We are never patient enough to wait until the ice cream is soft enough to make a perfect ball-like scoop.


You might also like to try serving this ice cream with plums roasted in sweet cider.


Of course, you might just enjoy eating it straight from the tub, without any additional fruit.
This new Haagen Dazs flavour gets top marks from us.

Have you tried the new Haagen Dazs ice cream flavour?

Disclosure: I received two vouchers to buy two tubs of new ice cream. All opinions are our own.

25 comments:

  1. Love the look of this flavour. Your baked apples look lovely as well. I am so annoyed that all our apple trees in the nearby fields have been knocked down for building new houses

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    1. What a shame about the apple trees, Alison! The new houses would have benefited from having apple trees nearby.

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  2. What a combination. I've not tried their new flavour. I've not eaten ice cream in quite a while but I prefer vanilla, mint or lemon flavoured ice creams - yum x

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    1. Thank you, LaaLaa, I do love lemon flavours too, especially in sorbet.

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  3. This Haagen Dazs sounds so good! And would love to pear it with your baked apple treats too!

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  4. oh my my mouth is watering this looks and sounds amazing and I am going to have to sample it for myself.

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  5. I love Haagen Dazs! My favourite flavour is the strawberry cheesecake :) The baked apples sound delicious too, will have to remember to make these!

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  6. As much as I am loving your dessert option here I don't think my haagen daz would last long enough for me to use it on anything else

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  7. Gosh, this used to be one of my favourite desserts when I was a kid (baked apples with mincemeat). The new Haagen Daz flavour sounds fab

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  8. I do love Haagen Daz and what a great flavour for the festive season. They definitely need a gingerbread one now lol.

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  9. I haven't seen this flavour before, but I have to try it. Adding it to my shopping list

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  10. I love Haagen Dazs, but not seen this flavour yet. Going to look for it next week when I go shopping

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  11. I have never seen this flavour before. I am more a chocolate and sweet kind of ice cream fan x

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  12. Oh my gosh this new ice cream flavour sounds amazing, and what a perfect pairing with your baked apples. Gorgeous!

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  13. Ooh this definitely sounds very seasonal - it would be perfect with winter deserts like you have.

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  14. This new flavour sounds lovely and so great for the festive season.

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  15. The new Haagen Dazs sounds good and i bet it works really well with your recipe. It sounds like a lovely Autumn dish.

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  16. This looks and sounds so perfect for this time of year and it has been ages since I've had haagan-Dazs!

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  17. Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious and perfect for this time of year! x

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  18. I love Haagen Daz and this looks like a perfect winter flavour. I only ever tend to eat it out of the tub, never putting it with anything. However, I love the look of those baked apples and this sounds like a perfect accompaniment xx

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  19. I'm not a massive fan of apples but the new honey, walnut & cream flavour sounds amazing. I love walnuts!

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  20. Oooh I do love baked apples! The new flavour of Haagen Daz sounds lovely too x

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  21. What a combination, it looks delicious and I'm wishing this post came with smellyvision as I'm imagining it smells divine.

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  22. Not a fan of baked apples but the ice cream sounds amazing!!! Need to hunt around for this myself.

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  23. This new flavour sounds amazing! I love mince pies and this is such a creative way to use mincemeat.

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