You won't believe the ice cream flavours that this parlour offers
You scream, I scream... for alcoholic ice cream.
Have you ever thought about how great alcoholic ice cream would be? It seems like a dream right now, while the UK is enjoying such rare warm weather. You'd get all the fun effects at the same time as enjoying something nice and cool, and get some pretty cute photos, too.
Well, now it's no longer a dream.
ICE is an ice cream parlour in Redding, near Falkirk, Scotland. Their website says they "specialise in creating a truly unique range of artisan ice cream flavours." And they do mean unique. Its owner, Kyle Gentleman, is best known for his revolutionary product: Strongbow Dark Fruit ice cream. That's right, it's time to get yourself up to Scotland.
Strongbow dark fruit flavour anyone 😮😍😍 pic.twitter.com/iXrieTN6Xd
— ICE (@ICEFalkirk) August 17, 2017
It's well worth the journey.
If Dark Fruit (somehow) isn't your thing, there's also Monster Energy, WKD, and even Guinness! The parlour also makes some regular (compared to those, anyway) flavours that sound pretty incredible. There's Nutella, Maltesers and Kinder Bueno for chocolate lovers, as well as treats like Skittles and bubblegum if you have a sweet tooth. Oh, and every flavour they serve is fresh, made from scratch and locally sourced.
You can try these delights in a variety of ways, including eating them in cones, tubs, milkshakes, and even served with their scrumptious-looking desserts. If you can't choose, they also do dessert boxes so you can have the whole lot together.
And it looks like heaven.
Had our dessert box yet ? ❤️ pic.twitter.com/snyekb97Ft
— ICE (@ICEFalkirk) June 26, 2018
A student's summer dream.
Kyle eventually decided that regular flavours just weren't enough, and wanted to experiment. First was the Monster Energy flavour ice cream, a bright green treat that promised to pack a punch. The flavour went viral online, even outside of the UK due to Monster's global appeal. Many wanted shipments outside of the UK, including people from the USA, Italy and Argentina. Kyle says he's still working on finding a way to make it happen.
Monster ice cream 🍦 pic.twitter.com/mjeB9w0ql8
— ICE (@ICEFalkirk) August 18, 2017
After the success of his Monster Energy ice cream, Kyle decided to expand the range of adult flavours. And so, the famous Strongbow Dark Fruit ice cream was born. The revolutionary product has been taken to festivals across Scotland and was met with overwhelming praise. Kyle says it takes eight whole cans of Dark Fruit to make one batch — that's a LOT of cider.
This led to the creation of a WKD Blue flavour, a Guinness flavour, and we expect there's even more to come. ICE even held a competition to design a brand new flavour inspired by the World Cup. In case you were wondering, the winner is called the Lionel Eton Messi, so you already know it's amazing.
Blue WKD ice cream 😋 pic.twitter.com/zOEHQWqo5O
— ICE (@ICEFalkirk) August 26, 2017
Travellers have come from all over for the chance to try one of these fantastic flavours. ICE are even available on Just Eat, if you have the luxury of living close enough and want to order some ice-cold Dark Fruit from the comfort of your room.
Kyle plans to continue inventing boozy ice cream flavours, and is open to suggestions. "We’ve been inundated with requests for the likes of Mad Dog, Prosecco, even beers like Corona, maybe a sorbet for example. That’s our plans, to keep doing new ones and do cocktails and stuff like that so the scope is wide."
He also wants to open more ice parlours across Scotland, potentially in bigger cities like Edinburgh or Glasgow. But the real question is when are Kyle's creations coming to England? Sadly, it may not be happening anytime soon.