Advent Challenge 8 – Icecream Sunday 5


When I was at art college, I was friends with a fellow inmate (yes it was a mad house) whose father owned The Little Red Schoolhouse ice cream factory. This may have been insignificant, except that the factory was a few blocks away from our campus. A few times a year, we would take a trip to see Daddy and come away with a 2 litre tub of ice cream that we would share with a friends, usually using teaspoons, we had carefully peeled the acrylic paint residue from before digging in. In those days, Little Red Schoolhouse had come up with a brand new flavour we were very excited about: English Toffee! How boring that seems now.

Now, I wish that one could pay for stuff online and have it teleported immediately to my location. Chiefly because the ice cream place I most want to support is a small operation in Cape Town.

The Creamery is a small hand-made ice cream business. They source fresh, organic/ethical and seasonal produce from small suppliers and create flavours that are unusual and delicious. The “regular” flavours are listed on their facebook page:

  • malted milk
  • sweetcream cookie dough
  • perfect chocolate
  • toasted almond
  • spiced pecan
  • butter pecan
  • strawberry
  • peanut butter
  • mulberry goats cheese
  • yoghurt and apricot
  • persimmon
  • jasmine blossom
  • plum blossom
  • honey and rosemary
  • orange choc chip
  • lemon caramel
  • honey and apple
  • fig leaf
  • chocolate peppermint leaf
  • peppermint patty
  • rooibos chai
  • strawberry
  • coffee
  • goats cheese & mulberry
  • double blueberry
  • lavender

These are not available all the time. Each week they have a small selection of fresh flavours available by the pint.

But it doesn’t stop there… they have an ice cream club you can sign up for. Members get 3 limited edition pints of ice-cream a month. This is how they describe limited edition:

Limited edition flavours are either: very labour intensive to make, special ingredients we only have in small amounts, or sneak previews of soon-to-launch flavours. Bottom line: they’re not available yet to the general public…Some flavours we’ve offered so far: jasmine blossom, vanilla apple crumble, honey rosemary, coconut rice pudding, hot cross bun, Bon Rouge pear.

Christmas ideas – Cape Town area only (unfortunately)

Find a local ethical supplier of good seasonal home-made treats and let us know where it is and what they are about.

The painting: Sold through and currently residing in Cape Town.

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