Are you after a cone that’s more than just sprinkles and a squirt of strawberry sauce? We’ve got the scoop on London’s most weird and wonderful ice creams…
If you thought ice cream only came in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, think again. ‘Europe’s First Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlour’, Camden’s Chin Chin Laboratorists create confections that come straight from the mind of a mad scientist. Check their Facebook or Twitter pages for specials and the flavour of the week, meanwhile, until 17th June, adults can try the Cigar Smoked Caramel (made from milk smoked with Cuban cigars), while younger fans can sample a Jelly Baby sorbet.
If you’re after more of a caffeine kick, Shoreditch’s Ozone Coffee and artisan gelato makers Gelupo (try the salted caramel ice cream at their Piccadilly shop) have devised a coffee ice cream that expertly blends gourmet roasting with melt-in-the-mouth goodness.
Those with a more adventurous palate should seek out Greedy Goat at Borough Market every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a range of ices made from – yep, you guessed it – British goat’s milk. Sample the summery flavours that include strawberry and balsamic or lemon, lime and basil.
Finally, The Icecreamists made a splash on the frozen dessert scene last summer when they unveiled their breast milk ice cream (later confiscated by council officials). This year, they paid homage to Her Majesty with the Cream Elizabeth – ice cream with compote made of sweated-out, succulent strawberries.