This April, ice cream aficionado Four Winters is bringing the high-tech trend behind magical, made-to-order ice cream to the capital with the opening of its first London store on Gloucester Road. Perfect for foodies and families alike, the futuristic parlour offers ice cream inspired by the four seasons with the added spectacle of seeing it freeze before people’s eyes.
Harnessing the power of liquid nitrogen – a colourless, odourless liquid that has been used by chefs such as Heston Blumental for many years – Four Winters is able to flash freeze its ice cream within seconds. The result is not just a wow to watch, but creates super-smooth ice cream that captures the exact taste of the ingredients for a superior serve.
Catering for every mood and palate, the Four Winters’ team has developed a fresh and exciting menu that changes with the seasons to use food in its prime. Flavours to celebrate the blooms of spring includeStrawberry Lavender, The Bee’s Knees – a sweet cream blended with honey and homemade spicy honey brittle – and the London-inspired Afternoon Tea, which features bite-size chunks of freshly baked scone with swirls of 100% natural, strawberry jam. Traditionalists can opt for the Solo range which stars Vanilla,Chocolate and Coconut while ice cream fanatics can salivate over flavour combinations such as Peanut Butter Cup, Banana Cream Pie and German Chocolate Cake.
Founded in 2014 with the aim of bringing with the aim of bringing fun and creativity back to ice cream, Four Winters has specially designed its parlours with an open kitchen so customers can enjoy watching their ice cream being made in front of them. The store in Gloucester Road is the first entry into the UK market for Four Winters, who already has two stores in Jordan following the overnight success of its first parlour, with plans to open more across Europe and the Middle East over the next few years.
Four Winters Gloucester Road opens on Thursday 7th April. To celebrate, the parlour is running a promotion where customers who visit on the day of launch can enjoy a free serve in exchange for taking a picture on Instagram and using the hash tag #FourWinters.