August 2017: Ice Cream
For a summer treat we were joined in August by Dawn from LICC, the Luxury Ice Cream Company . Dawn gave us an interesting and informative talk taking us from the arrival of ice cream in Britain to the development of her own gelateria in York. She explained how she set up her artisan ice cream parlour after needing a career change from the housing sector. After training with an Italian ice cream maker and purchasing the specialised equipment Dawn, and her partner, built a successful business. Of course we
were all keen to try out the product so we paused for Dawn to serve us a tub of her popular Malteser flavoured ice cream. While we devoured the tasty treat Dawn told us more about the successes and pitfalls of setting up a business in 21st century Britain. She told us some of her craziest flavour requests (whey protein or marmite flavour anyone?) and how the customers often suggest interesting flavour combinations .Dawn predicted
that artisan ice cream parlours would soon be as popular as coffee shops on our high streets and after tasting tonight’s offering we certainly hope so! This month’s recipe is for a no churn ice cream you can make at home.