Possibly the only two people in Ireland who are happy with all the rain are Irish Americans, Kieran and Sean Murphy. The New York born brothers set up Murphy’s Ice Cream in Dingle, County Kerry, fifteen years ago and have just launched “Rainwater Sorbets.”
Last week, they opened their fourth store and now have two in Dingle, one in Killarney (Co. Kerry) and one in Wicklow Street, Dublin.
Crowned the “Emperors of Ice Cream” by Irish food writers, John and Sally McKenna, the Murphy brothers have long been fans of Irish rain “We love the Irish rain,” says Kieran, “and we wanted to harness something so completely Irish so as to tantalise the tastebuds. Water is a key ingredient of sorbets, and we have the cleanest, purest water possible. So we’ve been collecting Dingle rain water and distilling it and now Irish people and visitors alike can enjoy Irish weather in a whole new way!”
The Sorbets come in two flavours – Chocolate and Raspberry. Dairy and gluten free, the Chocolate Sorbet, made with ultra-premium Valrhona chocolate and cocoa, is also guilt-free (well, almost!). Dark chocolate-lovers can indulge their passion for the ultimate rich, bitter and aromatic taste experience combined with pure Dingle rainwater.
The Raspberry sorbet provides a dairy and gluten-free blast to the tastebuds of freshness and intense fruitiness thanks to Dingle rainwater and at least 35% real fruit.
For further information, see www.murphysicecream.ie