Last Sunday I was flicking through one of my magazines and spotted Ambrosia were releasing Frozen Custard in four varieties – Ambrosia Frozen Custard Vanilla, Vanilla with Strawberry Marble, Vanilla with Chocolate Swirl and Vanilla with Chunky Fudge. My excitement was pretty high, as was my fellow blogger compadres, and with an imminent release date the hunt was on!
Earlier this week Nutty 1T found the Ambrosia Frozen Custard Vanilla with Chunky Fudge at Sainsbury’s (shock horror) and you can read her marvellous review here. Off the back of this tip off I visited a larger Sainsbury’s and right there in the frozen section was the Ambrosia Frozen Custard in Vanilla, hallelujah!
Each tub is 850ml, considerably bigger than the tubs of Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs. Priced at £3.25, I was a little surprised that is was not on offer given it is new on the block. With a perfect swirl on top I didn’t have to leave it out to soften (already winning on that factor alone) and it easily scooped out the tub. The colour matches that of Ambrosia’s liquid custard and was incredibly smooth and had that expected Devonshire creaminess. There was the faintest hint of vanilla present but not quite what I expected. Maybe I have been spoilt with the fresh power packing vanilla pod flavour that is present in Carte Dor, but there seemed a distinct lack of vanilla here in the Frozen Custard. In a blind taste test you would really struggle to identify this as custard and would easily mistake it for a creamy ice cream. As it melted slightly, the runnier liquid definitely tasted like custard and I contemplated letting it all melt, but then would defeat the object of having frozen custard!
All in all this Ambrosia Frozen Custard Vanilla is a lot smoother and silkier than ice cream and is less sweeter than Ambrosia Custard, which I much prefer. You only really get the custard element once it has pretty much melted, and the vanilla is pretty hard to identify. That said it is nice and I had no problem polishing it off, but put down your excitement batons because it really is a let down and it’s not what it says on the tub. Definitely not one I would buy it again.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x
So powdery. I’m not sure what do they mean by “Velvety”. Such a let down :/
It really was a let down for me but powdery for you as well that is even worse!! This certainly fell flat on its face x
Goodness, what a surprise! How difficult can it be to mess up frozen custard? Apparently not very! I would have thought Ambrosia could have had a fab new product here, but it looks like they missed their chance. That’s a shame. Oh well. Best leave the frozen goodies to the ‘experts’ – thank you for posting your review; as always, a pleasure to read x
You really would have thought they would have nailed it given custard is their speciality!! Such a shame it could have been amazing. Thanks Francesca that’s lovely to hear that you enjoy my reviews 🙂 have a lovely rest of the week. xx
On my list to track down, I love the idea of this!
I’d love to know what you think when you find it. It had such high potential but for me it just didn’t meet it. I wonder if the strawberry or chocolate would be nicer because it has that added flavour. x
Won’t lie, I am quite pleased I haven’t found these tubs.. They sound like such a let down! 🙁
xx I forgots that
At least you rectified it! Haha. I really wouldn’t be too fussed over them Fuzzy, such a shame it had so much scrummy potential. Xx
Saves me some moneys! Haha xx