Icestone Gelato will open its doors in Huddersfield town centre today — with a sweet offer for ice cream lovers.
The first 250 customers through the doors receive a free gelato scoop every day for the rest of June.
Icestone specialises in gelato – Italian ice cream – but is much more than an ice cream parlour.
It also serves gateaux, fruit ice, frozen yoghurt, hot cookie dough dessert, sundaes, crepes, and Belgian hot waffles. There are coffees, mocktails, milkshakes and smoothies.
And to celebrate the Huddersfield launch, the company has created two brand new flavours – Red Bull fruit ice and salted caramel gelato.
Huddersfield's new store is the fifth in the chain — so we're going down to see (and taste) what all the fuss is about.
That's all from us
Congratulations to the lucky 250!
We’re signing off now.
One of the lucky 250!
Well done guys!
They've even got reassuring wall art
Nobody has to know... when you’ve eaten a day’s calories in one giant sundae
Watch mouth-watering waffles being made at Icestone Gelato
Our reporter Susie says they smell as good as they look!
Waffle video on the way
Susie filmed the waffle-making process and I guarantee you’ll want one when you see it.
VIDEO: We had a chat with operations director Paul Morris:
Ice cream for lunch anyone?
Another snap from Susie:
Red Bull ice cream?
250 customers in less than an hour
Icestone Gelato’s been open for an hour - and 250 have passed through the door!
If you’re trying to swing in for the offer on your lunch break, you’re too late...
And if you don't fancy ice cream...
...THERE’S ALL OF THE CAKE
Imported from US?
Icestone’s method of mixing ice cream on a granite stone is similar to the technique used by US ice cream chain Coldstone Creamery.
If it’s anything like Coldstone, you won’t be disappointed. I visited in San Francisco:
Thumbs up from Susie
Spoilt for choice! Here's some other fab Huddersfield parlours
Huddersfield’s got an impressive number of yummy ice cream parlours already - here’s our guide:
It's a tough job but someone's got to do it
Run, guys, run!
Relive your schooldays
As well as ice cream, Icestone does proper school puddings, with proper custard. Huzzah!
There’s cornflake tart, jam roly poly, apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding... this is making me really hungry.
Our reporter Susie took this cool pic:
WATCH: First customers through the door!
Here’s the full list of flavours:
- Vanilla (obvs)
- Super Belgium Chocolate
- Double Strawberry
- Creamy hazelnut
- Mint Crisp
- Sticky Toffee
- Jaffa Cake
- Raspberry Pavlova
- Blueberry Muffin
- Cookies and Cream
- Passion Fruit Cheesecake
- Jammie Dodger
- Amarena Cherry
- Ferrero Roche
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Chocolate Orange
- White Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
Fancy jammy dodger flavour?
5 minute warning
Icestone’s due to open in five minutes!
We went down yesterday to take a look - these pictures will make your mouth water
Are you heading to Icestone for free ice cream?
Yes, you read that right — Icestone Gelato is giving free ice cream for the rest of June to its first 250 customers!
Our reporter Susie Beever is in John William Street for today’s 11am opening and whatever ice-cream-related scrum may follow.
Stay tuned for updates on what Icestone’s got to offer, how many people turn out for free gelato and more.