St Andrews ice cream maker goes wild foraging

Nicola Hazel with children Chloe and Ross, bramble picking for new sorbet flavour. September 2014
Nicola Hazel with children Chloe and Ross, bramble picking for new sorbet flavour. September 2014
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St Andrews ice-cream shop Jannettas has picked up on the growing wild foraging movement with its latest flavours.

Wild berries, hand-picked by the family behind the gelataria, have been made into an autumn sorbet.

Nicola Hazel, and her children Chloe (14) and Ross (12), harvested the berries near Craigtoun and husband Owen created bramble sorbet.

With wild foraging very much flavour of the moment with foodies, the new creation is proving a big hit and the family plans to make the most of the bramble season, which typically runs until November.

Owen said: “As a family firm based on four generations, it’s fantastic to be making sorbet from berries picked by my own children, just minutes away from the shop.

“We only use the finest ingredients in our products and it’s great to know that such high quality berries are available and accessible on our doorstep.

“It was also a fun way of teaching the children about their local environment, what’s growing and what you can potentially create as a result.”

Nicola also picked sloe berries and rosehips which will also be turned into sorbets.