Absolutely everybody loves ice cream (as Walter Williams once sung: “I scream you scream, we all scream for ice cream”), the origins of which date back to biblical times. Indeed legend has it that the Roman emperor Nero (A.D. 37-68) ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. However it wasn’t until the second half of the 21st century – when refrigeration became commonplace – that the ice cream business really began to heat up. In America, there’s even a whole month dedicated to the creamy concoction: sweet toothed President, Ronald Reagan, declared July to be ‘National Ice Cream month’ back in 1984, while also establishing the third Sunday of the month as ‘Ice Cream day’.
Wondering where to find the best ice cream in the capital this summer? Look to the latest addition to Fulham’s vibrant drinking and dining scene, Ice and Slice who have launched a brand-new ice cream bar featuring alcoholic gelato. Flavours include Prosecco, Negroni and Aperol Spritz offering guests the chance to try something totally different and combine a love for cocktails and Prosecco with everyone’s favourite summer treat: gelato.
Ice & Slice is the second project from the team behind Shot Espresso, which is located directly opposite the new venue, a stone’s throw from Fulham Broadway. Gelato is made daily on the premises and comes in a variety of both classic and quirky flavours with everything from Salted caramel, Tiramisu and Mixed berries to Violet rose and Crunchy corn flakes.