Summer is coming. Seriously. Bring on the ice cream

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March 21, 2013 by talkaboutyork

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I know. It’s still freezing outside. But today there was sun. Actual sun with blue sky. And it got me feeling all summery. Well as summery as you can be in a winter coat and boots.

I love summer. I love that the days are long and the evenings light. I love that you can head outdoors without looking like a woolly yak. I love BBQs and dining al fresco. I love the feeling that anything is possible just because it’s not raining. I love flip flops and painted toenails. I love summer dresses and gently tanned skin. (I do understand that this is how I imagine summer to be, rather than the actual British summer).

And I love ice cream. Winter is not a good time to eat ice cream. It’s not the eating a cold thing that is the problem. It’s trying to hold a cone with gloves on. Messy.

Anyway, despite having lived in York for, gosh almost 9 months now, I have until a week ago, never been to LICC (Luxury Ice Cream Company).

What a treat I have been missing.

LICC sells up to 24 different flavours of ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt at any one time, and have created over 150 different flavours – covering the whole fruit spectrum, classic nut varieties, rich chocolates and bubble gum and jelly bean flavours. When I was there, I tried liquorice, which was yum. Small tubs/cones are £2.50, large £3.50 while a Baby LICC is just 55p!

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But it’s not just the ice cream that is worth visiting LICC for. It is simply beautiful inside, a sweetie wonderland with quirky displays of old fashioned sweets and gorgeous decor. Children will love it (well mums love it too!)

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You can also get treats like hot waffles with ice cream, a LICCerbocker Glory (£6.50), a Screwball (£3.50), Sundaes (£6.50), Banana Splits (£6.50), Coke Floats (£2.70), hot chocolate with marshmallows on top £1.50)or a simple tea or coffee. You can even take large tubs away with the LICC away range (£9). 

So it might not be summer just yet, but I feel a bit of ice cream eating practice is in order – just so we’re fully prepared come the glorious season.

You can find LICC at 20 Swinegate, York.

 

(As always, this is not a sponsored post. I write about places I like. Simples!)

 

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4 thoughts on “Summer is coming. Seriously. Bring on the ice cream

  1. judithkingston says:

    Oh my, how did I miss that! I lived in York for 2 years and never saw this place – do you know if it’s fairly new? Looks amazing. My favourite place for sweet things was always the Fudge Kitchen. I had to stop going because I could not prevent myself from devouring an entire slice in one sitting.

    • I think it’s been there since 2010 or 2011. I haven’t tried the fudge kitchen as I’m not a huge fan of fudge but I walk past I t regularly. When did you live here?

      • judithkingston says:

        2001-2003. So clearly missed some essential ice cream developments since then. And the Fudge Kitchen fudge is not like your regular fudge. It’s soft. Give it a try!

  2. Alison says:

    OK, this is a must try when we’re back in October (which I’m sure will be equally chilly!).

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