Hales of Cartmel, Cumbria

We sadly had to postpone our longed for holiday to the Greek Islands due to COVID and have ended up in the Lake District. It’s stunning and we’ve always meant to visit but it really isn’t a hot and sunny Mediterranean holiday – that’ll have to wait until things return to a bit more like…

New Forest Ice Cream – Sensational Sorbets

A big shout out about New Forest Ice Cream, or more specifically their delicious sorbets. Totally free from dairy, eggs, nuts and sesame these sorbets are a god-send on days out in the South, particularly Hampshire and the New Forest. We’ve been aware of New forest Ice Cream for a while as they are the…

Double chocolate chip ice cream

  Mmm, rich dark chocolate ice cream flecked with chocolate chips. This certainly is a luxurious and decadent dessert. My new ice cream machine seems to be having almost daily outings, but I’m finding that many attempts just don’t have the resulting creamy taste. I know most people turn to coconut milk to achieve the correct creaminess, but I’m…

Magic Chocolate Sauce

Do you remember a chocolate sauce back in the 80s that magically turned into a hard shell on contact with cold ice cream – was it called ‘Ice magic’? Anyway, this rich and sumptuous chocolate sauce seems to have the same property, without containing any nasties! The girls love this on dairy-free ‘ice cream’, especially…