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Catering for family and friends during the festive season doesn’t have to be complicated – or stressful. Clever hostesses know there are ways to keep their cool yet present delicious and memorable fare, as if by magic.

Criterion Ices specialises in making double cream dairy ices that look and taste so good they need no fuss. Scooped into elegant glasses, they make a simple and luxurious dessert - perfect for refreshing the palate after a rich meal or as a quick yet impressive “standby” for unexpected guests.

Criterion Ices come in handy 500 ml tubs, priced around £4.00, allowing a selection to be stored in the freezer ready for all eventualities. They are freshly prepared at the family creamery in Suffolk using fresh double cream, British sugar and the finest natural ingredients: there are no artificial flavours, colours or GMOs to worry about.

The range comprises 15 ice creams – from Stem Ginger to Strawberry and Vintage Marmalade to Vanilla. But these three are particularly suited to Christmas and Winter party menus with their warming, seasonal ingredients.

Stem Ginger

Cheerful bites of Chinese stem ginger sparkle through the cold creaminess of this dazzling ice. Delicious on its own, this taste bud tickling ice is also the perfect partner for hot apple pie, baked peaches or roasted plums.

Brandy & Orange

Fresh, velvety orange ice laced with real brandy – this “grown up” dairy ice celebrates two traditional tastes of Christmas. Simply scoop and enjoy or serve as an accompaniment – it’s particularly good with boozy fruits or a slice of dark chocolate torte…

Cinnamon and Honey

This spice is synonymous with Christmas, and this ice combines its comforting warmth with a hint of honey. Special enough to serve on its own, it also brings fruit crumbles and baked apples to life.

Gold Medal Vanilla

A traditional favourite loved by all ages, Gold Medal Vanilla is the most adaptable of ices and should be in every household’s freezer this Christmas. This superbly creamy ice has real vanilla flecks and is the height of luxury. Pile it onto cones for the young and young at heart. And offer a small scoop to melt onto hot mince pies for a welcome touch to this traditional Christmas treat.

About Criterion Ices

Criterion Ices makes exclusive double cream dairy ices in the traditional way at its Suffolk farm creamery. The family-run business uses fresh cream from local herds, British sugar and natural flavours of the highest integrity from specialist suppliers across the world. Its ices truly are exclusive treats that delight discerning customers. Criterion ices are available in 500 ml pots priced around £4 from selected farm shops, delicatessens and independent food retailers of quality – the company chooses not to supply supermarkets. To find a stockist simply go to Criterion’s interactive web site at and click on “Store Locator” or call Jim Valenti on 07778 842090.

For samples, more information and images please contact:

Katherine Selby, PR Workshop, 0208 657 4422,

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