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pj26 Jan 15, 2013 04:50 AM

A friend of mine is getting married in a few months and was thinking about getting an ice cream van to the reception. I recall a few years ago reading about a 'gourmet' ice cream van in London, serving all kinds of wonderful sounding desserts rather than the usual 99/Mr Whippy type thing but can't for the life of me recall the name
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Does anyone know of any they can recommend?

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    spli RE: pj26 Jan 15, 2013 06:29 AM

    There was one at Brockley Market in the summer. Their website says it's available to hire

    http://www.rubyviolet.co.uk/Ruby_Viol...

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      cavemanu RE: spli Jan 16, 2013 10:04 AM

      +1 that's the one that twas on the tip of me tongue!

      thanks for reminding me of the name Spli!

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        pj26 RE: cavemanu Jan 18, 2013 09:33 AM

        Thanks both - think this may have been the one I was thinking of.

    2. deansa RE: pj26 Jan 15, 2013 07:41 AM

      I've only had their excellent brownies, but if your friend fancies a more chocolate twist to their ice cream van (including chocolate ice-cream), ChocStar http://www.chocstar.co.uk/parties.html might be worth a try.

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        cavemanu RE: pj26 Jan 15, 2013 09:21 AM

        hi there, yes, I remember a home-county UK based one also but cannot recall the specific name for the life of me, if I do I will post again.

        However in the meanwhile...

        The Shepherd's Sheep Milk Ice-cream purveyor is available for outdoor events in the United Kingdom. They also do other ices such as sorbets and branching out into other dessserts....

        http://www.shepherdsicecream.co.uk/sh...

        Chateau Cavemanu have sampled their delights at a number of events including Glastonbury and Mostly Jazz Moseley Jazz festival in Birmingham

        I have to say the Ice cream was incredibly delish! (and very nutrish!) and that was as a consumer - I have no link to the organisation

        Also here is a link to the Ice-cream alliance which might help in sourcing a particular UK regional/London based supplier if name of the one you are after remains elusive

        http://www.ice-cream.org/

        1. Kavey RE: pj26 Jan 15, 2013 01:27 PM

          Probably Petra's Chocstar, as Deansa says. Not sure if Petra is still doing that, but she's a huge force in the London street food scene, really instrumental. Even if she's not running the van herself anymore, she'll likely know someone else who is doing something similar.

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            foreignmuck RE: pj26 Jan 15, 2013 02:00 PM

            We had Sorbitium ices at our wedding last year. They do great seasonal flavours to order and are lovely folks too. We had super premium Chocolate, salted caramel, and a damson and cobnut cream - all superb. Check them out. http://www.sorbitiumices.com/

            ps - dont think petra does chocstar any more since she's stated doing Eat Street and now Kerb.....

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              uniqueusername RE: pj26 Jan 17, 2013 04:54 AM

              Gelupo have a 'cart' that they use for offsite catering
              http://www.gelupo.com/article.php?a=8

              They do amazing gelato

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                pj26 RE: uniqueusername Jan 18, 2013 09:36 AM

                Thanks all - looking good (despite it snowing outside quite fancy a few of these now)

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