I have heard of Yee Kwan’s ice cream and have not only seen it in select places such as Harvey Nichols, but also in some Chinese Cash and Carrys. The flavours are familiar to the ones I am used to seeing on my trips to Hong Kong, where a large portion of my family is located. Harvey Nichols Manchester is currently the exclusive seller for Yee Kwan’s Lychee and Rose ice cream, and this is a limited edition flavour that they are selling throughout February.*
About Yee Kwan
Yee Kwan is born in Sheffield where the ice cream is still made. Originally a chartered surveyor, she changed career to follow her passion for food. Yee Kwan famously appeared on Dragon’s Den, where she won the backing of Deborah Meadon. Her background is similar to mine in that we both have family in Hong Kong’s area of Tai Po.
The Ice Cream
The ice cream is made from fresh lychees and rose whipped with milk and cream. The lychee flavour is inspired by the lychee tree located in her father’s village. The mixture of lychee and rose works quite well; you initially taste the lychee and then the rose flavour comes through towards the end. It is sweet but not rich and the consistency of the ice cream is quite smooth.
Each tub is 125ml, roughly one scoop of ice cream, and costs £2.50. One tub contains 142 calories, 3.5g saturated fat, 20.25g carbs, 20g sugar and 3.2g protein.
I highly recommend checking out the other flavours!
You can pick up a tub of their Lychee and Rose ice cream for just the month of February at Harvey Nichols Manchester.
Address: 21 New Cathedral St, Manchester M1 1AD
Yee Kwan’s other flavours can also be found at Ocado and Whole Foods. It can also be found in the desserts menu at Wagamama, Patara, The Royal China, Shoryu Ramen and Wok n Go.
Have you heard of Yee Kwan’s ice cream? Would you try ice cream with unusual flavours?
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*I was given this tub of ice cream for free but this did not affect my opinion of this review