If you live in, or have recently visited the British capital you know one thing: it’s been unusually hot. Too hot. In an effort to cool you all down, the marvellous Savoy hotel has launched the icéclair, a moorish little treat they’re dishing out from their glitzy coffee shop, Melba.
What on earth is it, and does it have anything to do with the Cronut? It’s basically a cross between an ice cream and an éclair – so yes, like the Cronut it does have that hybrid aspect to it, but guess what? It’s even better!
Made by encasing a variety of flavoured ice creams (Sicilian pistachio, salted caramel, wild berry – sounds lush, no?) in light choux pastry shells, these gluttonous beasts are then smothered in sauces so tasty they will destroy your tastebuds. And yes, a milk or dark chocolate glaze is involved.
Toppings? Plenty of sugary delights: popping candy, cookie dough and candy floss.
Overall thoughts: out of this world.
You can pick up your very own icéclair from The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU.