This National Trust Site Is Selling Rhubarb & Custard Ice Cream To Celebrate Yorkshire Day

This National Trust Site Is Selling Rhubarb & Custard Ice Cream To Celebrate Yorkshire Day

It’s almost time for the only day bigger than Christmas. That’s right, Yorkshire Day 2022, is almost here. Why it’s not a national holiday don’t know.

Along with a whole host of wholesome events taking place across the county, to celebrate the Wakefield National Trust site Nostel is launching an exclusive rhubarb and custard ice cream.

Created in partnership with Snugsbury, an English ice cream manufacturer, the ice cream, which has been made exclusively for the National Trust is made up of the famous rhubarb triangle which the region is famous for.

Credit: National Trust Wentworth House

The ice cream is made from the most recent crop of Nostell rhubarb, and is sure to be a delicious addition to this year’s Yorkshire Day.

The site grows 19 different types of rhubarb in the walled kitchen garden in a 50 metre area in the walled garden.

Angela Barlow, food and beverage manager at the National Trust, says: “Yorkshire Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in a Yorkshire speciality, not that we ever need an excuse to eat ice cream.

“Rhubarb is one of the greatest culinary delights that Yorkshire has given to the world and we’re always excited to put it good use in the café.

Credit: National Trust Nostell

“We’ve worked really closely with the team at Snugburys, following along with their production process as it’s gone from spade to scoop.”

Rhubarb along with other fruit and veg grown in the garden are harvested each year to supply the on-site cafe and to stock the courtyard stall.

Garden and outdoor manager at Nostell, Paul Dibb says: “Being on the edge of the famous Wakefield, rhubarb triangle, we are proud to have so many varieties in our collection at Nostell.

“We have a sheltered spot against the garden wall which provides the perfect conditions for the rhubarb to thrive and, this year we’ve had a brilliant show once again.

“We harvested 90kg of rhubarb for Snugburys, picked by our team and some volunteers, including staff from East Riddlesden Hall who got involved as part of a team building day.”

Enjoy Yorkshire Day in all its glory this Mondayon 1st August.

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