A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

Spiced Marmalade and Bourbon Ice Cream.

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor.A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

Christmas present buying for grown ups can be hit and miss especially once you’ve exhausted your usual go-to presents but I think I’ve found the answer – a hamper. Hampers can fit all budgets and give an instant warm glow of happiness.

Harrods kindly sent me The Grosvenor Hamper to review. Firstly, when it arrived the box was huge. Once opened the gold buckled hamper itself was equally as big and filled to the brim ready for you to delve inside.  All childhood memories of feverishly ripping open wrapping paper came flooding back and it’s that feeling a hamper gift gives the recipient which is worth every penny.

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

Harrods hampers start at £35 and go right through to a deliciously decadent £5,000 which I know might not be everyone’s budget but I would happily club together with family and friends to buy a hamper that would be slightly out of my initial budget.

What’s inside the Grosvenor Hamper

• A large wicker hamper basket branded with Harrods logo
• Spiced Omni-Grind Coffee
• Spiced Black Loose Leaf Tea
• Honey Mustard
• 6 Organic Mince Pies with Brandy
• Dark Chocolate Roasted Hazelnut Biscuits
• Christmas Pudding
• Mulled Berry Jam
• Orange and Ginger Marmalade
• Winter Spice Chocolate Almonds
• Cranberry & Clementine Fudge
• Bertie Christmas Bear 2017

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

Taste Test of The Grosvenor Hamper

With friends round at the weekend, I made an ice cream with the marmalade which was deliciously citrusy and fragranced with warm ginger spice. The recipe is below.

We also ate the mince pies which were rich and fruity encased in a buttery pastry. Lastly, we have already started (nearly finished) the Winter Spice Chocolate Almonds and these also taste delicious and generously coated in milk chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder.

I can’t wait to start on the rest of the hamper on the big day itself.

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

I was sent this hamper from Harrods for the purpose of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Spiced Marmalade and Bourbon Ice Cream
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 600ml double cream (heavy cream)
  2. 1 x 397g sweetended condensed milk
  3. 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spiced
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 50ml bourbon
  6. 1 x 350g jar orange and ginger marmalade
Instructions
  1. Whisk the double cream until light and frothy but don’t overbeat. Add the condensed milk, mixed spice, vanilla extract and bourbon until just combined.
  2. Add the marmalade and mix again until mostly combined. Clumps here and there is fine and adds to the look of the ice cream.
  3. Pour into a Tupperware container and place the lid on and freeze for 6 hours or overnight until set. Serve straight from the freezer.
Notes
  1. The ice cream won’t set rock hard due to the amount of liquid sugar in the condensed milk so you don’t need to remove from the freezer ahead of time to soften.
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A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

A richly spiced no churn marmalade ice cream using Harrods Orange and Ginger marmalade from their Christmas Hamper, The Grosvenor

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39 Comments

  • Reply Rachel 13th November 2017 at 6:51 pm

    This hamper sounds amazing! You are so fortunate to have one sent to you to review! Harrods is just luxury isnt it, my Gran used to always ensure she brought some mince pies from Harrods every Christmas so reading this reminded me of her. Thank you for that. Enjoy all the goodies!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 13th November 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Your gran knew a thing or two as they tasted so so good! Elinor x

  • Reply Out Of Depth Dad 13th November 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Wow! That ice cream looks amazing! If anyone wants to send me a Harrods hamper this Christmas I won’t be complaining.

  • Reply the Curious Pixie 13th November 2017 at 8:53 pm

    OMG that ice-cream sounds divine. I’d love a Harrods hamper. The mulled berry jam and cranberry and clementine fudge look great.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 13th November 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks x Oh yes, I can’t wait to eat those treats!!

  • Reply Newcastle Family Life 14th November 2017 at 9:34 am

    What a fabulous hamper, I always think of hampers as lovely treats as they are often filled with some lovely items. I would never have thought of making marmalade and bourbon ice cream x

  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run 14th November 2017 at 10:05 am

    Yum! This ice cream seems so appetizing and delicious, Elinor! Is there any alternative to using bourbon? 🙂 That humper seems awesome!

  • Reply Donna 14th November 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! #CookBlogShare

  • Reply Dada 14th November 2017 at 3:58 pm

    A Hamper! That whats called! That Hamper looks great filled with delicious stuff!
    I love getting something to eat or an experience rather than something plastic that I will problably put in the cellar. Your homemade ice-cream looks delicious!

  • Reply Rose 14th November 2017 at 5:33 pm

    First off that looks like an amazing basket. I would have started with the biscuits, almonds and fudge. I have never made ice cream but yours sounds good. What is double cream?

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 14th November 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Oh yes I must change that to include American usage – it’s heavy cream. Thanks for highlighting x

  • Reply Adriana 14th November 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Looks very festive! I love the idea to use orange and ginger marmalade! The recipe is very versatile and inspiring

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 14th November 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Adriana x

  • Reply Nellwyn 14th November 2017 at 6:44 pm

    This hamper looks like such a great festive gift, it’s making me wish I lived in the UK. Spiced Marmalade and Bourbon Ice Cream sounds heavenly. I know my mom would love that so I might just have to make it for her.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 15th November 2017 at 6:53 am

      Sorry to tempt you but I’m sure the recipe will must appreciated by your Mum if you made it for her. Anything made with love it always much appreciated x

  • Reply Amber Myers 14th November 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I am drooling. This looks so amazing. I love ice cream!

  • Reply Beth @ BethinaBox.com 14th November 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make my own ice cream… It looks amazing! 😀
    The hamper looks great too! 😀

  • Reply Tasheena 15th November 2017 at 2:57 am

    This looks amazing and savory. I’m sure I would have to keep a batch on hand. Can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 15th November 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thank you. I was hoping it was sweet not savoury 🤣. Elinor x

  • Reply Akamatra 15th November 2017 at 7:09 am

    I love ice cream in all its forms and tastes. I am researching how to make a sugar free version these days.

  • Reply chelf 15th November 2017 at 7:22 am

    what a lovely way to treat yourself! The ice cream looks fantastic and the whole concept of the basket is really tempting. I wonder if the ship outside the UK..

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 16th November 2017 at 9:00 am

      Yes they do! It’s a huge box so the shipping my be a cost to consider but what a treat! Elinor x

  • Reply Aine 15th November 2017 at 10:27 am

    I love hampers, and Harrod’s just scream Christmas (in the best possible way). This looks brilliant!

  • Reply Kiwi 15th November 2017 at 11:08 am

    Wow this is a great spin on ice cream. Adding a little bourbon wouldnt hurt!

  • Reply Evelyn | PathofPresence.com 15th November 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Great review! Love the step by step – have not tried to make ice cream in this way before – and def. sounds worth it. Will give it a try! 😀 Thanks!!

  • Reply Nadalie 15th November 2017 at 4:55 pm

    OH MY this looks sooo yummy! I’d so love to try and make this but sadly I’m allergic to lactose *tears* I can almost taste the orange and bourbon together. Perhaps I could try it with a sorbet?

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 16th November 2017 at 8:58 am

      I’m sure you could use a dairy free alternative Nadalie. Hopefully that should work for you x

  • Reply Amanda Schreiber 15th November 2017 at 6:03 pm

    This sounds so amazing, I may have to make it this weekend! I love marmalade and my fiance loves bourbon…maybe a match made in heaven!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 16th November 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thank Amanda, a winning combo for you hopefully! Elinor x

  • Reply Crystal Marie 15th November 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Christmas presents for grown-ups. Such a good idea. Awesome idea for the ice cream flavor!

  • Reply Moipone Islam 15th November 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Gosh I feel like ice cream now. Sounds like and amazing hamper.

  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... 16th November 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Wow what a great hamper and incredible sounding ice cream! I’m not usually keen on bourbon but prepared to try it 🙂

  • Reply Amy Dong 17th November 2017 at 4:56 am

    This sounds seriously amazing! I love the flavor combo. And anytime creamy ice cream (especially homemade) is involved, I’m there 🙂

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins 19th November 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Ooooh this hamper looks amazing! I love a good foodie hamper, I also love this ice cream, I’ll have a large scoop please! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 19th November 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks Kirsty. It’s been such a treat and is so recommend a hamper as a gift. Elinor x

  • Reply Nicola Cassidy 22nd November 2017 at 11:30 am

    Christmas hampers are the best! That ice cream sounds amazing, love the touch of bourbon!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 23rd November 2017 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Nicola, it adds a touch of something doesn’t it! Elinor x

  • Reply Daphne Goh 26th November 2017 at 6:15 am

    Incredible ice cream flavor with a touch of bourbon, yum! Love the Christmas hamper too, it will be a perfect gift for the whole family to share.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 26th November 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks Daphne. I can so recommend this style of gift!

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