Yorkshire ice cream producer launches trio of Grand Départ inspired ice cream flavours

Artisan ice cream maker Yummy Yorkshire, which is known for its inventive flavours, has unveiled three new limited edition ice creams, inspired by this year’s Tour de France.

The Huddersfield ice cream producer’s farm is just four miles from stage two of the Grand Départ, which will pass from York to Sheffield on 6 July, and in honour of the occasion it has created a trio of flavours to represent different elements of the race.

The first of the three flavours is Banana & Custard to represent the famous yellow jersey, worn by the leader of the race. With Yorkshire hosting the Grand Départ, the second inspired flavour is Yorkshire Brack & Jam, to portray the heritage of the county. Traditionally, Yorkshire Brack is a tea loaf that is prepared by soaking fruit in tea ““ Yummy Yorkshire’s is soaked in Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea.

To add a bit of French flair, the final creation is a Cassis ice cream which has an intense blackcurrant flavour. Cassis is a sweet syrup served in France and is typically poured over desserts or added to champagne for extra flavour. The route of the Tour de France has historically also passed through the town of Cassis in the South of France.

Jeremy and Louise Holmes, founders of Yummy Yorkshire, are the masterminds behind the Grand Départ inspired flavours. Louise said: “We love getting creative with ice cream flavours here at Yummy Yorkshire and what better occasion than the Tour de France to serve as inspiration.

“Rather than just create one flavour we wanted to create three to fuse together different elements of the race, celebrating the best of Yorkshire and France. We hope that customers enjoy the ice cream flavours whether they eat them together or choose just one.”

The limited edition Tour de France ice cream flavours are priced at £1.80 per scoop and are now available to buy at Yummy Yorkshire’s parlour and coffee shop plus a selection of Yummy Yorkshire ice cream stockists across the region such as Marigold’s Café in Knaresborough.