Monday, 4 August 2014

Summer season... I'm loving it

With the summer season here and now, the sunglasses are out and the shorts are on. In this weather there is only two things that can really tickle our taste buds, that is, a cold beverage - mine being a Swedish cider Rekorderlig  or Koperberg (elderflower and lime flavour) and of course ice-cream. 

Although ice-cream is a favourite of mine all year round (Bridget Jones style), I must say when summer hits I always ensure that there is a tub or two in the freezer - you know just in case of an 'emergency heatwave' (so I tell myself).

Recently, I was doing some research on London’s best ice-cream hangouts. I thought that it would be great to share my findings and perhaps help to satisfy your gelato cravings in London.
Gelupo
The sweeter sibling to wildly popular Italian eatery Bocca di Lupo, Gelupo is the perfect place to head for an after dinner dessert, with a constantly changing and innovative menu of flavours like Pimms, lemon curd and ricotta. 7 Archer Street, London, W1D 7AU. 


Olivogelo

Olivogelo is the best-kept secret in ice cream. Part of the sprawling Olivo restaurant group (which comprises a seafood restaurant, pizzeria, café and winery) it prides itself on authentic homemade gelati, produced in-house daily with Sardinian ingredients. 28 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RB. 

Godiva

Luxury chocolatier Godiva has launched a new soft ice cream, promising the same high quality deliciousness as its popular confectionary, with added chocolatey-touches – think sauces and sprinkles galore. Visit Godiva's website for store locations. 

Freggo

Freggo’s Argentinian heritage (it’s the British offshoot of Freddo) can be seen in its Latino flavours – dulce de leche (a South American dish of sweetened milk) malbec and berries (malbec wine is an Argentinian specialty) and tramontana (vanilla with dolce de leche and chocolate cookies). It's popular with nighttime crowds as it stays open late to cater to sweet-toothed club-goers craving a snack. 27-29 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4QR.

Amorino

Head to Amorino for authentic Italian ice cream. This typically Italian gelateria offers a comprehensive menu of 24 flavours (we’re partial to the salted caramel) all free from preservatives, colourings and artificial flavourings. Buon appetito! 41 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 6HF. 

But, if we wanted to take this one step further and well if you do not live in London to appreciate these hideouts, I have also included some of my all time favourite ice-creams and ice-lollies that might just help if you have a sweet tooth like me.
  • Solero
  • Twix ice-cream 
  • Twister
  • Cornetto
  • Fruit pastel ice-lolly
  • Vimto ice-lolly
  • Refresher ice-lolly
  • Calippo ice-lolly
  • Magnum
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