Second post in two days! Trying to make up for the blogs summer neglect (see why in a previous post)

The second is a guest post from Jonathon Fletcher of Living the Cream who in their own words provide: Living The Cream is not just about the ice cream, it’s about creating an event. We recreate the atmosphere and ambiance of times gone by with our vintage style ice cream tricycle, gramophone and seaside style peep through board. As well as creating a unique back drop for those all important photos, it’s enormous fun and keeps your guests amused for hours.

It’s also worth noting that ice cream doesn’t have to be soley a summer thing.  It tastes great all year round even if you don’t need it to cool you down.  But Living the Cream can also provide hot chocolate fudge sauce for when it is that bit colder.

Of course being a stationery blog, what stationery range could go well with ice cream, maybe the funfair and carnival inspired vintage design Catania

Catania a carnival design table plan
Catania a carnival design table plan

Back to Jonathon:

10 reasons why you should have ice cream as a dessert or canapé, in no particular order:

1. It’s Fun (No explanation required)

2. It’s Memorable (Can you remember what you had for dessert at the last wedding you attended?)

3. Kids love it (Put something fancy in front of their noses and they don’t want to know)

4. It’s cool (Like Fonzy)

5. No washing up (Either eat the cone or throw the tub in the bin, result)

6. Variety of flavours (Lemon meringue, Rhubarb & Custard, Turkish Delight and safe old Vanilla. There’s a something to suit everyone)

7. It’s cold (Different to cool, ideal on a hot day)

8. The accompaniments (Colourful plastic spoons, cardboard tubs, flakes, sauces etc.)

9. Cost effective (Wedding catering can cost between £25 – £50 per head, ice cream’s less than £2.50)

10. No preparation (No cooking required, just scoop and you’re away)

So there you go, I did think of a couple more reasons but I wanted to stick to 10. I’d love to hear your suggestion too.

Happy licking.



Jon has provided Ice Cream at an event I ran and from that experience it was really good and his services proved very popular through the day which was good as it was only a balmy 18 degrees C.