Ginger’s Comfort Emporium
At festivals nationwide
Manchester-based Ginger is taking her ‘ice-cream van for grown-ups’ on tour this summer: next week, you’ll find it at the Wilderness Festival (www.wildernessfestival.com) at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire from August 7–10. Don’t miss the plum, ginger and juniper, or, for something deliciously different, marmalade and toast.
Winstones Ice Cream
Winstones busy parlour on the edge of the National Trust’s Rodborough Common serves up hundreds of thousands of scoops each year. To keep up with demand, they’ve taken their show on the road – literally. A fleet of five vans tours the surrounding area each day during the summer, dishing out scoops of everything from Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavour to Rhubarb Crumble and Strawberries and Cream.
Tregellast Barton Farm
Roskillys vans, packed to the roof with goodies made from organic Jersey milk and cream, are a fixture on Cornish beaches during the summer months. The company has also set up shop at The Ark, Poole Park (www.thearkpoolepark.co.uk), for when sun isn’t shining. Their clotted cream is a firm favourite, or try the pear and elderflower sorbet.
This chic hotel’s vintage-style ice cream bicycle, parked invitingly outside, is one of the north Norfolk coast’s best-kept summer secrets. The focus is on locally sourced ingredients, and you can’t go wrong with a couple of scoops of their Eton Mess flavour.
Shepherds Ice Cream
Queues build up at every agricultural show and country fair Shepherds brings its mobile parlour to – the decadent flavours go down a storm at Glastonbury. They’re on tour until the end of September. All the ice cream is made from rich, deliciously nutty sheep’s milk – try the banana toffee crunch and mint choc chic, or go for a summery fruit ice: blackcurrant with fresh mint, cider apple, lemon and strawberry.