Theres no shortage of quirky afternoon teas in London.
The classic scone, cucumber sandwich and hot tea option is still going strong, but if youd like to try something new, theres a new heatwave-suitable experience.
Halo Top Creamery, a US-based ice cream company, has partnered with Bluebird Café in Chelsea to launch a frozen afternoon tea, where guests can munch on goodies that are made by fusing unique ice cream flavours with classic puddings.
Swap your regular scone for a red velvet flavour, nibble on a Strawberry Cheesecake Stick or Cinnamon Roll Royale, and finish off with a Candy Bar Macaron – an ice cream sandwich filled with, er, ice cream. Wash it all down with the Cookies and Cream Freak Shake or boozy iced tea.
I loved the challenge of bringing this idea to life and putting a unique twist on a British staple, combining Halo Top standout flavours with classic cakes and confections, said Curtis Poole, head pastry chef at Bluebird Café.
Creating a playful frozen afternoon tea inspired by the ice cream was certainly a first for me but I think it is a great way of bringing two popular brands together with the end result being an assortment of cakes fusing nostalgic flavours with classic puddings.
We really enjoy finding new and innovative ways to eat more ice cream so couldnt be more excited to pair Halo Top ice cream creations with afternoon tea, said Doug Bouton, president and COO at Halo Top Creamery.
Having the chance to put a Halo Top twist on a British classic feels like the perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with our UK fans.