An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Camden Market
Fri 24 Jun
WHEN MR WHIPPY WON’T CUT IT, GIVE YOURSELF BRAIN FREEZE WITH THESE ICY TREATS
A hot summer’s day and ice cream go together like Camden and Market, and our cafes, parlours, trucks and even labs are leading the pack. Here’s the scoop on the best places to get your frozen fix.
Chin Chin Labs
The Times voted Chin Chin Labs England’s Best Ice Cream Parlour and we can see why. The unique technique – ice cream is frozen in plumes of liquid nitrogen for smoother results – and unusual flavours (think strawberry with hay or peach with blue cheese and nuts) might sound like mad scientist stuff, but it’s delicious. And you can pick up a bag of their grilled white chocolate or sourdough cinnamon toast toppings to take home to pimp your vanilla.
Where: Camden Lock Place
They call themselves ‘the yummiest organic frozen yoghurt in the spooniverse’ and we wouldn’t dare to argue. One of the many reasons why this whipped fro-yo is so damn good – apart from the fact that it’s totally natural and served from a nostalgic 60s milk float called Winnie – is because of the dreamy toppings: raspberry and white chocolate, bananas and dulche de leche or blueberry and mango puree.
Where: North Yard
Leading London’s next big food trend with their showy rolled ice cream. For those of you that don’t know, that’s cream poured onto an ice cold plate – it sets flat in seconds – then smashed up with your favourite flavours and scraped into perfect rolls right in front of you. There’s five flavours to choose from including strawberry and basil and Oreo and Nutella – but because it’s made from scratch, you can also mix and match. Clever, right?
Where: The Stables
Cookies & Scream
Free-from lovers will likely already know about the famous Scream Sandwiches from Cookies & Scream. For everyone else: imagine vanilla ice cream squished between two gigantic freshly baked cookies – varieties include chocolate chip, peanut butter and choc chilli. Literally everything is vegan and dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free. Too good to be true? It isn’t.
Where: Market Hall
Milo & Hector’s
Milo & Hector’s also do a mean ice cream sarnie, served from their blue three-wheeled ice cream truck in the Stables Yard. Get creative and choose your own combo: we’re talking Oreos, peanut butter, white chocolate pretzels, rainbow sprinkles… the stuff your childhood dreams were made of. Looks pretty great on Instagram too, FYI.
Where: North Yard
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