Pierre Hermé’s summer ice creams

A refreshing respite from hot London days

With London finally in the full flush of summer, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has concocted a delectable relief from the heat.

His Monmouth Street shop will be serving limited-edition ice creams and sorbets (£6.50 for a 235ml pot) until Sunday August 30, in an array of tantalising flavours.


Refreshing picks include rose petal and orange blossom ice creams complemented by candied ginger; lime and raspberry sorbets with the unusual addition of Espelette pepper; GlaceMiléna (pictured), which pairs fresh mint ice cream with a red berry sorbet; and Sorbet Ispahan, a mixture of lychee and rose with raspberry.

Fans of Hermé’s macarons will enjoy the Glace au Macaron Infiniment Vanille – vanilla ice cream with vanilla almond paste and vanilla macaron biscuits – but chocoholics might prefer the Glace Infiniment Chocolat: bitter chocolate ice cream, nougatine with cocoa nibs, fleur de sel and Sarawak pepper.


Ice cream lovers might also like to add Jelberts and Gelupo to their little black book of favourites.

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