Cheesecake and chocolate brownies are a staple on most restaurant dessert menus, but one upmarket hotel in Edinburgh has ripped up the rule book to create a square sausage ice cream.
Dairy firm Glen Urr has joined forces with Apex Hotels to reinvent the Scottish breakfast favourite, and will sell the icy sausage snack on Sunday at the chain’s Grassmarket hotel in Edinburgh to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.
A bit like Scotland’s answer to American bacon and pancakes, the square sausage ice cream will be served inside a brioche bun with toffee drizzle, giving the impression it is covered in brown sauce.
“I have to say I’ve never worked with such an unusual ice cream,” said Chef Vladimirs Kruus said.
“We decided to serve it on a brioche buns as the bread is slightly sweet, and this will be toasted and dusted with icing sugar. We have also whipped up a toffee drizzle that’s similar in colour to brown sauce, so it really is a sweet equivalent of a classic roll and square sausage.
“There’s no mistaking the distinctive taste of Lorne sausage, so this is definitely one for the adventurous.”