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Though the summer’s drawing to a close, there’s still plenty of sun to be had before the winter freeze kicks in, and double cones from Sorbitium Ices are what summer days were made for. Suzanna Austin and Pedro Confessore, the husband and wife team behind Sorbitium met while working at Petersham Nurseries, and while love flourished, they discovered an insatiable passion for ice cream too.
Out the side of a glorious 1976 Citroën HY, Sorbitium Ices sell ice cream and sorbet that tastes so fresh it’s like you’re scooping out of the maker. Largely made with egg-based custards, at first the duo flavoured with fresh fruits, nuts and herbs from their allotment, although now they get the juiciest, seasonal produce from Western International Market in Southall.
The sea-salted caramel, rhubarb and ginger, pear sorbet and elderflower, mint and lemon sorbets are all essentials, but you could pick any of their flavours and your scoops will be delicious.
You can find the Sorbitium Ices truck every Friday and Saturday at Street Feast in Dalston Yard, the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the London Farmers Market in Marylebone and numerous one-off events over the coming months. Tubs are also stocked at Basilico pizza takeaway and more across London.
Find a full calendar of their events on the Sorbitium site: www.sorbitiumices.com