August 2017: Ice Cream

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For a summer treat we were joined in August by Dawn from LICC, the Luxury Ice Cream Company . Dawn gave us an interesting and informative talk taking us from the arrival of ice cream in Britain to the development of her own gelateria in York.  She explained how she set up her artisan ice cream parlour after needing a career change from the housing sector. After training with an Italian ice cream maker and purchasing the specialised equipment Dawn, and her partner, built a successful business. Of course we

 were all keen to try out the product so we paused for Dawn to serve us a tub of her popular Malteser flavoured ice cream. While we devoured the tasty treat Dawn told us more about the successes and pitfalls of setting up a business in 21st century Britain. She told us some of her craziest flavour requests (whey protein or marmite flavour anyone?) and how the customers often suggest interesting flavour combinations .Dawn predicted 

that artisan ice cream parlours would soon be as popular as coffee shops on our high streets and after tasting tonight’s offering we certainly hope so! This month’s recipe is for a no churn ice cream you can make at home.

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About Spa Sweethearts WI

A young, fun and diverse 'new wave' WI based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We encourage women to leave their preconceptions of the organisation at the door and find out what the modern WI is really like. Guests are welcome at our meetings - why not give it a try? Spa Sweethearts WI meets on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30pm, at St George's Social Club, St George's Road, Harrogate.

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