Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry – The Perfect Ice Cream Cocktail

16th February 2021

Sparkling Ice Cream Cocktail

Ice cream or Prosecco, which one would you like? How about both? I’ve chosen to use Neapolitan Ice Cream to create 3 different varieties of cocktails, each using the Bisol Prosecco and each containing a few scoops of Ice Cream.

Neapolitan Ice Cream originated in Naples, Italy and contains three different flavours, including Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate, it’s going to be interesting to see how the Prosecco works with the ice creams.

Sparkling Wine – Bisol

Bisol has been around for 5 centuries, since 1542 and has had 21 generations creating great tasting wine, the only time Bisol was interrupted was during the First World War, the Valdobbiadene territory (where Bisol is located) laid right on the battle lines between the Austrian-Hungarian forces and their opponents, the Italians, but in 1920 they were back on track.

Bisol – Crede Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Green fruits, including green apples and pear, with yellow apples on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Green citrus and smooth green fruit flavours.”

This Prosecco Won a Silver Medal in the Sea Breeze Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

The Ice Cream Cocktails

 

Chocolate Ice Cream Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Prosecco
  • Chocolate Ice Cream

How To Make A Chocolate Ice Cream Cocktail

  1. Place about 4 scoops of Chocolate Ice Cream into a blender along with about 50mls of your Prosecco.
  2. Place your blended Ice Cream into your glass and then top up with your Prosecco.

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Creamy hot chocolate aroma.”

Flavour – “Fizzy cocoa chocolate with a hint of green fruits from the Prosecco flavour, not too sweet with a hint of sea breeze.”

Vanilla Ice Cream Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Prosecco
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

How To Make A Vanilla Ice Cream Cocktail

  1. Place about 4 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream into a blender along with about 50mls of your Prosecco.
  2. Place your blended Ice Cream into your glass and then top up with your Prosecco.

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Vanilla ice cream aroma.”

Flavour –A greener vanilla ice cream taste, like an apple vanilla milkshake, a good amount of fizz and a lovely silky smoothness on the palate.”

Strawberry Ice Cream Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Prosecco
  • Strawberry Ice Cream

How To Make A Strawberry Ice Cream Cocktail

  1. Place about 4 scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream into a blender along with about 50mls of your Prosecco.
  2. Place your blended Ice Cream into your glass and then top up with your Prosecco.

 

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Strawberry aromas.”

Flavour –Fizzy strawberry with an underline of pear and green apples.”

Conclusion

The aromas on these cocktails stuck very much to the flavour of the ice cream, i.e. the chocolate ice cream cocktail had a chocolatey aroma and not much from the Prosecco, where the Prosecco shone was in the flavour, it combined brilliantly in these cocktails, you were able to get both the flavours from the Prosecco and the Ice cream without the cocktail being too sweet or one flavour dominating the other. These Cocktails would be wonderful on a sunny day.

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.