An icy finish to a chilly day at the Icecreamists

The Icecreamists is the ya-ya and ha-ha cousin of the dessert world, rocking in rebel tunes and calling out for an ice-cream revolution as the ‘agents of cool’. Walking into their store at Covent Garden, you instantly see the theme going on: it’s dripping in pop culture iconography and sexual innuendo. And I almost expected the staff to break out a pole and gyrate to the beat.

The Icecreamists is both an ice-cream parlour and a cocktail bar (serving ice-cream cocktail concoctions), and stays open till midnight – and stayed really popular as late as we were there. We weren’t able to get a table at the bar, so just tried their ice-cream.

I tried the Cold Sweat, which is lemongrass, ginger and chilli. And Sex Bomb (fior de latte with citrus and a ‘natural stimulant’). Erushi and I were debating whether Cold Sweat reminded us more of laksa or a thai curry.

And no, there wasn’t any Baby Gaga. Yes, you probably heard of it. It’s the human breastmilk ice-cream that made its crazy OMGWTF rounds in the news some weeks ago.


The Icecreamists
15 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NG
United Kingdom
Tel: (07595) 219240

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About Melissa Loh

Melissa likes many things other people might find a little strange. She blogs to get her love for creative expression out of her system, and spends the rest of her time either at work facilitating connections or in the kitchen monitoring chemical reactions that result in yummeh-ness. Read more about her here.