To celebrate International Ice Cream Day on 18 July, 2021, Soneva has launched a mouth-watering array of limited-edition flavours at its famed ice cream parlours. Each of Soneva’s award-winning resorts in the Maldives and Thailand features a 24/7, complimentary ice cream room, where guests can sample a cool selection of home-made ice creams, plant-based nice creams and refreshing sorbets.
Much-loved classic scoops, such as vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel, are served alongside unique and unusual flavour combinations. All crafted in-house, many use local ingredients that are native to the island resorts, including cold-pressed organic coconut oil, banana blossom or fragrant screwpine fruit.
After extensive taste tests by the culinary team, all ice creams and sorbets at Soneva Jani are now completely dairy-, sugar- and gluten-free, and many are free from nuts, too. With no compromise on flavour or texture (in fact, some testers found they were richer yet lighter than traditional dairy-based ice creams), this means that all guests can indulge in these delicious, chilled treats, no matter what their dietary requirements. There is also a multitude of delectable plant-based, sugar-free alternatives at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri, in keeping with Soneva’s SLOWLIFE philosophy that champions holistic well-being through a healthier, more sustainable way of living.
At Soneva Fushi’s So Cool ice cream parlour, the new limited-edition flavours include: the sugar-free and plant-based almond milk and rosemary, a blissful treat infused with fresh herbs; the adventurous bacon and mascarpone, studded with pieces of crispy bacon that marries sweet with savoury; and bonito pie, indulgently creamy with banana, cocoa nibs and a luscious toffee sauce.
At So Cool at Soneva Jani, the new, 100 percent dairy-, sugar- and gluten-free varieties are: nicecream, a creamy taste sensation that combines coconut and cashew ice cream with turmeric and tamarind; peanut butter and dark chocolate, which features 72% dark chocolate, chunky peanut butter and coconut cream; and coconut and kiwi sorbet, which blends fresh Maldivian coconut water with pureed kiwi and maple syrup.
The new flavours at Soneva Kiri’s So Chilled are: tiramisu, a chilled take on the heavenly Italian combination of coffee, chocolate and mascarpone; banana and crispy choco, with decadent dark chocolate and the caramel undertones of brown sugar; and crispy bacon rocks, with creamy mascarpone and salty-sweet morsels of crispy bacon.
Each Soneva ice cream parlour features a choice of 60 tempting artisan flavours – with a seasonal menu that evolves throughout the year. Current favourites include a plant-based banana blossom stracciatella nice cream, a healthy screwpine, turmeric and coconut ice cream, packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, and a tangy pineapple and seaweed sorbet, inspired by tropical island flavours.
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