Monday, 30 April 2012
It might be the end of April, but it's safe to say it's not getting warm out any time soon. Which means no ice cream vans for a while (although sometimes there's a very stubborn guy in Greenwich, come rain or shine). My Granddad was an ice cream driver for a couple of summers when I was a kid. I'd get a free 99 every Saturday, with extra strawberry sauce. I was the coolest kid in the street for the exact time the ice cream lasted.
I'm in the mood for ice cream today, and especially from an ice cream van. So I'm going to make my own. This little make your own ice cream van kit is from Glaswegian model makers Finch and Fouracre. You just slot the pieces together, get decorative with stickers, and make ice cream jingle noises as you eat Ben & Jerry's.
It's £9.50, you can buy it from Culture Label and it's probably the closest thing you'll get to an ice cream van until July.