Food & Drink

The best frozen treats in London, from red wine lollipops to Jägermeister ice cream

Published On 06/06/2013 Published On 06/06/2013

When it's Summer in London, you occasionally need something delicious and frozen to distract you from the heat, or at the very least console you when it's raining. Again. With that in mind, here are the most delicious ways to get your ice-cold calories around town. Pimm's Ice Cream & Hackney Hopstar Beer Ice Cream at TOMSCOOPERY 370 Helmsley Pl This guy makes all kinds of deliciously weird booze-flavoured ice creams, and has now set up shop in a bloody brewery to bring you London Fields Beers in cold, sweet, cone-laden form. Jägermeister Milkshake at MEATmarket 1 Tavistock St; 20 7240 4852 So, the man behind the MEATLiquor/ Mission/ Market group got hold of an industrial soft-serve ice cream machine (they're, like, super-expensive), threw in some good ol' Uncle Jäger, and turned it into a super-chill milkshake, and yes, it's the bomb. Slush Puppy Mezcal Cocktails at Quiquiriqui 184 Hackney Rd; 7946 461616 It's like a margarita, except it's made with a rotation of crazy-nice mezcals, and it's in a damn Slush Puppie machine. Red Wine Lollies at Purl 50-54 Blandford St; 20 7935 0835 The chemical maestros at Purl, responsible in the past for porter ice cream and Cosmopolitan lollies, are refreshing you this Summer with red wine on a stick. Ice Castle at Bodo's Schloss 2A Kensington High St; 0207 937 5506 For a mere £5k, the guys at Bodo's Schloss will get an ice sculptor to make you an actual ice castle and fill it with vodka. Yep.

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1. TOMSCOOPERY 370 Helmsley Pl, London, E8 3SB

TOMSCOOPERY scoops up delicious gelato and ice cream inside of a brewery for your enjoyment.

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2. MEATmarket 1 Tavistock St, , London, WC2E 8BD (Covent Garden)

Thankfully not just a really honest nightclub, MEATmarket's the little cousin of the insanely successful/busy Meat Liquor located on the upper deck of Covent Garden's Jubilee Hall with stool seating, a long bar, and a fast-casual, take-out-optional approach specifically designed to cut down on your wait, but not necessarily your weight. At all.

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3. Quiquiriqui 184 Hackney Road, London, E2 7QL (Hackney)

Both twisting and pleasing the tongue is no easy feat, but Quiquiriqui ("cock-a-doodle-doo" in Spanish) steps up to the task by being London's first "genuine" mezcal bar. Hidden below a Hackney kebab shop, its founders spent four months touring Mexico, forging relationships with small producers who "literally had donkeys pulling stone wheels" to make their hooch.

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4. Purl 50-54 Blandford St, London, W1U 7HX (Marylebone)

Purl is a classic-style cocktail bar serving up warming drinks in a rustic setting with live music including jazz & blues.

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5. Bodo's Schloss 2A Kensington High Street, London, W8 4RE (Kensington)

Austria doesn't get the attention it deserves -- especially considering it produced Mozart, Freud, and a certain dictator who Freud would say was waaay overcompensating for his missing testicle -- but Bodo's here to change that, by recreating an Alpine ski Chalet in Ken. High Street, filling the space with oak, stone, and, of course, blonde waitresses dressed in dirndls.

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