Belonging to winter and longed for in the heat of summer…. desserts made with fruit-sweetened ice are thousands of years old. The addition of milk products to make ‘dairy ice cream’ is a much more recent development – its huge popularity dependant on the modern refrigeration techniques that brought ice cream vans to every street and, soon afterwards, ice creams to every home freezer.
We knew from the start we wanted to include a pop-up ice cream parlour in this project, with local, organic and sorbet options available. So this bank holiday has included quite a bit of taste-testing… and also, the trialling of several possible head-dresses for the Empress of Ice Cream…. Not long now till you can come and visit us at the Poetry Festival and see for yourselves!