Morelands Signature Sundae
Sundae Sunshine in a glass
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! It’s the treat of choice on a hot summer’s day, and thankfully this summer we have had plenty of dry hot days to enjoy this simple indulgence. Not that we need a fine summer’s day to rush out for an ice cream in Dublin. The Irish climate is not a deterrent, with Irish people eating more ice cream than the Italians.
Ice cream epitomises our love of sweet things and our desire to make the most of our generally fleeting good weather. That is why it is a dessert for all seasons in this country. Whatever the time of year, it tastes like sunshine on the palate. This frozen dairy dessert made of milk, cream, sugar, and (typically) egg yolks continues to take on more variations and flavours. The more typical choices range from vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel to cookies and cream or chocolate chip flavoured ice-cream. From here on, the options start inching further away from the original flavours to tastes that incorporate brown bread or beer or green tea into that creamy mix we call ice cream. And it doesn’t stop there – there is even avocado-based ice cream and a blue-cheese variety! You name the flavour and it probably exists somewhere in the world as an ice cream.
For all the variety in the world though, the old-school flavours still reign supreme. And we have one such ice cream which makes for a vital ingredient in one of our own desserts, the Morelands Sundae – the best sundae in Dublin.
Our Signature Sundae includes premium ice cream produced by the Taylor Family on the Glastry Farm in Co Down. The milk used in their ice cream comes from the Taylors’ own pedigree herd and is free from any artificial additives, artificial stabilisers or artificial ingredients.
Which brings us nicely back to our climate, because even though we don’t always get the opportunity to enjoy ice cream in the sunshine, it is the abundant rain in this country which gives us lush plentiful grass to feed our dairy cows. This bountiful beautiful grass helps makes the best milk, which in turn makes our ice cream amongst the best in the world. If you don’t believe us on that point, just ask legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola – he rates it amongst the best himself. The Morelands Sundae is less about extreme flavours (we’re not big on the idea of beer-flavoured ice cream ourselves) and more about traditional combinations with a twist.
Our Signature Dessert
The main ingredient in our Sundae is Glastry Farm’s Yellowman Honeycomb ice cream. This is paired with crushed cookies, chocolate fudge sauce and maple pecans, which give a sweet and slightly brittle crunch to the texture of the Sundae. The final flourish is a rum-soaked cherry on top. It is, quite simply, heaven in a glass.
And why did we choose the Sundae to be our signature dessert? Knowing how the Irish love their ice cream, we knew that it would be sweet indulgence at the end of a meal to be served up layers of ice cream and cookies in a pretty glass.
Who wouldn’t enjoy scooping that combination up one spoonful at a time?
So, if after reading this post you decide to call in and skip right to the dessert for this order, we won’t judge you. In fact, we’re kind of expecting you to call in for a sneaky Morelands Sundae. And if you do, don’t worry, your secret is safe with us.Treat yourself