Introduction to Ice Cream Making

  • Time

    9:30  Arrival, registration and refreshments
    10:00  Course starts
    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
    16:30  Course finishes

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Tutor

    Kitty Travers

Master the art of ice cream making, with renowned ice cream producer Kitty Travers of La Grotta Ices.

Master the techniques of producing home-made ice cream, with the help of Kitty Travers, founder of London’s La Grotta Ices. During this practical one-day course she will guide you through nine different types of vanilla ice cream, as well as some more unusual flavour ideas, and teach you a range of techniques to influence the texture and flavour of your ice cream.

You’ll cover:

  • cornstarch ice cream
  • almond ice cream
  • vanilla ice cream
  • rich vanilla ice cream
  • vanilla parfait
  • fior di Latte gelato
  • eggless creamy vanilla ice cream
  • Russian vanilla ice cream
  • instant ice cream.

Kitty is renowned as an ice cream producer for her creative use of flavour, mastery of technique and commitment to natural ingredients. She will share the expertise she gained travelling, studying and working in Europe and New York as you learn how to incorporate seasonal flavours into ice creams, granitas and sorbets using both by-hand techniques and an ice cream machine. 

With her help you’ll create three ices using seasonal produce, and explore unusual recipes.

An example of these are:

  • pear and parmesan ice cream
  • blackberry and rose geranium granita
  • raspberry and fig leaf sorbet. 
  • lemon and blackcurrant leaf granita
  • leafy blackcurrant sorbet
  • Strawberry granita

At the end of the course there’ll also be the opportunity for a grand tasting!

No previous ice cream making experience is necessary; just enthusiasm and a willingness to work alongside other food lovers.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as lunch prepared by our catering team. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

Please note: raw milk may be used on this course. Please contact the School directly if you have any concerns about this.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.

'Fantastic, lovely, worth every penny, super!!!!!!!! I very much hope to go back to Welbeck and do another foodie course as a special treat, but in the meantime can warmly recommend the artisan ice cream day.'

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