Mangaluru: Is it an ice-cream? Is it a pizza? No it is iPizza aka ice-cream pizza, that is set to give the gastronomically-minded residents of Namma Kudla a chance to dig into ice-cream that mimics a pizza.
Coming from stables of Ideal Ice-Creams, the city's leading ice-cream unit, iPizza is officially entered into the two-day Great Indian Ice-Cream and Frozen Dessert Contest organized by DuPont in association with the Indian Dairy Association, at Gurugram, starting Wednesday.
The result of nearly 60-days of research, and developed by Mukund Kamath, proprietor of Ideal Ice-Creams, iPizza is built on a cake base with caramel sauce on it. A crust of ice-cream with almond pieces is laid over the base and this is fully covered with a marzipan sheet. White chocolate is gently squeezed in a zig-zag manner to give the appearance of cheese that one sees on a pizza and this is topped with jelly and dates that give one the impression of pizza toppings.
If green jelly reminds you of capsicum, red jelly of chilly and yellow jelly of pineapple. The ice-cream used has vanilla flavour at the bottom over the cake base, and butter-scotch on the top. Sliced into eight pieces just like a pizza, the product is kept in a deep freezer at the parlours is best consumed after a few minutes of thawing. "This gives you the feeling of enjoying the cake base as you sink your teeth in ,and relishing the ice-cream flavours going ahead," he says.
Plans are afoot to give the connoisseurs of ice-cream the chance to dig into just one piece of iPizza on lines of its other much sought after ice-cream- cassata. "We are in the process of sourcing the right container to market it in a single piece, so that customers who do not want to buy the box can relish it individually," Mukund told TOI. He added, "iPizza is our entry in the Kool Kids category at the Gurugram contest that also has five other award categories to boot."
Times of India
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