King’s Cross Ice Cream Festival
1-2 Sep 2012
Admission is FREE
11am to 6pm
MILK A COW / THE BEST ICE CREAM PRODUCERS FROM THE SOUTH / ICE CREAM ART / A HISTORY OF ICE CREAM / NITROGEN ICE CREAM SHOW / BUILD A SAND CASTLE ON THE GRANARY SQUARE BEACH / ICE CREAM COMPETITIONS / BRING BACK THE PENNY LICK
The free, family friendly, two-day festival showcases the best ice creams available in London and the South East and celebrates the history and production of ice cream in the region.
The weekend event also celebrates Carlo Gatti who brought ice cream to England in 1851, working from his home in King’s Cross where he sold gelato for one penny, coining the phrase the ‘penny lick’.
Families and ice cream enthusiasts can learn how ice cream is made, starting with the cow (or goat!) right through to the cone.
The festival is all about getting involved, whether that’s milking one of the cows in the petting farm; helping to make ice cream using the latest in nitrogen technologies or learning how ice cream was first brought to London from Europe.
Ice cream lovers will also be able to watch and take part in ice cream art, relax on the Granary Square beach, plus experience a taste of history as the festival brings back the infamous penny lick.
For true foodies and ice cream enthusiasts the event is also a unique chance to seriously investigate the technologies and process behind different products with experts from some of London and the South East’s best renowned ice cream makers and sellers in attendance.
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