Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A nifty lil book

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...

Noah and Pongo, enjoying a classic vanilla milkshake with whipped cream.

Ingredients for classic vanilla milkshake:
4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
100ml whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp condensed milk (could use honey or agave syrup)
50 ml whipping cream
some cherries

First whip up your cream and then put ice cream, milk, extract, condensed milk in a blender and pulse a couple of times. You want to keep it thick and lumpy. Pour into your retro milkshake glass and spoon a massive dollop of cream on top. Lastly, whack a cherry on top! 

Noah gave it a "nice" comment but more importantly a "9/10" and my favourite " better than Lucky Seven"!

Stella on the other hand went for a caramel milkshake. The method is the same except I used my salted caramel ice cream and I put a generous teaspoon of my salted caramel spread as a surprise for her at the bottom.

my tune for today, courtesy of Casty

Monsieur Hunk of the Month

Again their has been some stiff competition but here is the lucky winner!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Angel's Milky Way

An awesome new ice cream parlour down in the secret little arcade of shops in Angel. It's 28 Camden passage, Islington.

Santini: traditional gelato from Portugal

Check out their website:

This is fresh, traditional Italian gelato at it's best from Portugal, in a seaside town called Cascais. My cousin Jeremy went there on a family holiday and could not stop talking about the quality and deliciousness of their ice cream. 

If you ever find yourself in Cascais then it is definitely worth a visit where their menu consists of simple classic flavours made to perfection. I liked it's tasteful branding of red and white stripes and retro ice cream posters. Apparently there has been a queue going round the block ever since it's opening 60 years ago. Something I can dream of living up to.

This is from two true gentlemen...

I can't get enough of it...hotel lobby music has never been this good!!

Book beginnings...

My book research starts...

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Two tunes for TOOOday!

one chilled, one dancy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A very sweeeeet post from Vogue

Read about me in Vogue. Very exciting news.

Sweet success

Our favourite new discovery for delicious ice creams and desserts is NINA, a South of France-inspired company producing home-made treats. Having worked at L'Anima and Bocca di Lupo's Gelupo, Nina Parker has gained quite a following in the Vogue offices with her solo venture. From salted caramel on brioche to fig, poppy-seed and polenta cake, and Madagascan vanilla ice-cream - all served from her Seventies Citreon van, which can be hired for events - ice cream never looked so chic. Catch up with her at in a fortnight, where she'll be serving up delectable treats.


  1. Just dying seeing these pics GOD !!
    26 Jul 2012
  2. I love Nina, Ice Cream and Cake. Her Citreon van is out of this world and so is the cake and ice cream!
    Roxy First
    26 Jul 2012
  3. Amazing cakes!
    26 Jul 2012
  4. Nina's food looks utterly divine..the salted caramel sounds like a totally exotic taste that has to be tried!!
    Olivia Rollins
    27 Jul 2012


These kids and adults were going nuts for cake and ice cream when I catered for this teatime party in Angel at the weekend. Nothing like a bit of bubbly and some indulgent Victoria sponge to melt an afternoon away. eh? I mean what comes before part B?


So I didn't go to melt festival in Berlin but...

Here is the new hot song from Melt, Julio Bashmore- au seve

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ice Cream and Cake Party at the Secret Garden

What a fantastic experience this was! Despite getting onto a cold and rainy start the Saturday and Sunday turned into a beautiful and simmering summer weekend. Here are photos of some of my lovely customers and my great support team. We ended up having a bit of an ice cream and cake party at 3pm on both the Saturday and the Sunday. We listened to some banging tunes courtesy of Christian, Mikey and Miss Millard, even taking some requests. My little Citroen van quickly made it's mark in SGP by getting customers to dance whilst eating some homemade delicacies and managing to melt ya wellies off at the end of a hot afternoon.

My brother Christian setting up the music.

I loved this Fish and Chips van and they also share a love for Citroen.

This was a cute little cake stall and the carrot cake was particularly good.

So Citroen's were sorta popular?

This is when the sun finally joined us and business was booming.

My friend Henry was selling his gorgeous Sir Plus waistcoats, boxers, hats and tailored jackets. Check them out:

This was truly one of my best customers, he couldn't get enough of the Valrhona chocolate sauce.

This was from my lovely Tibetan neighbours.