Horlicks and White Coffee are two cornerstones of Malaysian cafe culture. For many, Horlicks is the drink of their childhoods, made from malted barley and wheat and advertised heavily as a healthy guzzle. Often mixed with sugar its sweet, wheaty flavour and aroma is unmistakable. My latest dip into the little pink tub was quite literally the frozen, creamy version of the drink. Full of flavour, this will score megapoints with the true Horlicks fan. Towards the end it was a little cloyingly sweet though I'm guilty of not being the hugest fan of the actual thing.
And in contrast, white coffee ice cream has now become a very good friend. Dark, in an almost chocolate shade, The Last Polka has again captured the spirit of the ingredient right down to the roasted beany-ness and grainy texture. It even had that subtle bittersweet aftertaste of coffee. Huge LIKE!