I have found the ice-cream of the summer 2016. This is the ice-cream that I will be going out of my way to be in the vicinity of as much as possible over the summer and beyond.
And the winner of the 2016 best ice-cream of the summer is ……..
Peach and Prosecco from Udderlicious in Covent Garden.
It is beautifully fresh and smooth and light, and all you could want from an ice-cream on an hot summers day. Congratulations. Please note this award can be revoked at any time without prior notice should I stumble upon another even more amazing ice-cream before September.
It should be noted that I really really really like ice-cream. Like my two favourite foods are sandwiches and ice-cream. Ironically though the ice-cream sandwich, not a huge fan.
The two things I miss most from New Zealand are the fresh fish we used to get from my uncle and the quality of the ice-cream. As Rachel Hunter so wisely said “you just can’t beat a trumpet”, and its true the cornetto continues to disappoint me constantly simply by not being a trumpet. It looks like a trumpet, but its ice-cream is of an inferior quality and a lack of thought has gone into the mixing in of the flavours. Trumpet for the win.
Rachel also said “it won’t happen overnight but it will happen”, truly a fountain of wisdom she is. We should all try and live our lives like Rachel.
Now as a professional ice-cream connoisseur there are two things that bug me.
Firstly, when you get an ice-cream in a cone and the stick a spoon in there. I’m obviously getting it in a cone so I can lick it in the way you are supposed to eat an ice-cream. What am I going to do with the spoon, it’s just creating waste and hinders the licking process.
Secondly when you ask for two scoops and the put the scoop you said second in the cone first. Clearly if I ask for two scoops one peach and prosecco and one chocolate and coconut it’s because I think I’m going to like the peach and prosecco more so want to eat that one last. I was right on that one and was unfortunately left with the still delicious but not as amazing chocolate and coconut in the cone. I feel like as an ice-cream scooping professional they should be able to follow the order in which ice-creams are given, I don’t want to tell you how to do your job, but just do better next time.
And those are my concerns with the ice-cream industry, those and the fact that I need an ice-cream parlour much closer to my flat, like halfway between my flat and the tube station would be perfect, is that too much to ask. I would make it worth your money, I’ve had three ice-creams in three days, and am not looking at slowing down anytime soon. Now to find an excuse to head back to Covent Garden.
On a semi related side note I also discovered the sweater of the summer 2016 today as well. Truly a productive day it’s been.
And the sweater of the sumer is ………
A mesh top made of wool.
That’s right it a full sleeve mesh top like you would wear if you were someone who is definitely not me, only instead of light thread it’s made of wool. Fantastic. For when a black sweater is the look you always want but it just that little bit too hot and your nipples need to breathe.
Please note, and I cannot stress this enough, I didn’t not actually wear the sweater of the summer, just saw someone wearing it, and high on the success of finding the ice-cream of the summer just decided it needed an award cause its special and you all need a little love every now and then.
Also through the entirety of this post I wrote ice-cream icecream and just went and changed them all cause my page was full of red squiggly lines and that just can’t happen.