SCOTTISH ice cream brand Mackie’s has launched a limited edition Mango & Passionfruit variety.
The Aberdeenshire-based brand has initially produced 20,000 litres of the new Mango & Passionfruit flavour and said the total volume produced will be subject to demand.
Mackie’s fruity recipe uses Indian mangos and passionfruit from Ecuador.
The firm described the new ice cream as having a smooth, creamy texture, complemented with soft chunks of mango.
Mackie’s Development director, Kirstin Mackie, said: “The new Mango & Passionfruit ice cream was an instant hit with our local tasters in Inverurie who helped us decide which flavour to launch next.
“Getting the texture and taste just right was a challenge, as you do associate these flavours with a sorbet.
“It was important to get the right balance so neither overpowered the other when developing the ice cream.
“In doing so, we created over 100 different recipes in order to get the right taste. It was a real trial and error task, but we are proud of the results.
“We feel that we have created a flavour that is refreshing and creamy, yet reminiscent of summer holidays in warmer climates.”
“A scoop of Mango & Passionfruit is delicious on a stack of pancakes or on a crepe. Kids can even enjoy it as part of a creamy milkshake. For something a little more grown-up, the ice cream works well as the basis of a cocktail .”