Come Outside with Auntie Mabel (or Nurse Gladys Emmanuel) and Pippin the dog, has always been my favourite CBeebies programme. I like it when they hop in the spotty plane to go and find out how wellies/bread/pencils are made. So it stands to reason, that when I found an ice cream shop where you could see the ice cream being made, it would become one of my favourite places to go. We get the 49 bus there, not a spotty plane, it’s better for the environment.
Oddono’s is not just any old ice cream shop, it’s one of the finest in the UK, using only the best ingredients and supplying their product to discerning shops like Selfridges. Their shop is a handy five minute walk from the South Kensington Museums, and has a window to watch what’s going on in the kitchen as you eat your ice cream.
On this visit, the boys chose dark chocolate and baccio (milk chocolate with hazelnuts) and took their pews by the kitchen window. They watched a bucketfull of vanilla ice cream being made from milk poured from a large vat and vanilla seeds scraped from a bundle of sticky Madagascan pods . Other delicious flavours made at Oddono’s include award winning Piedmont hazelnut, basil, cinnamon, passionfruit sorbet and chilli ice cream. The boys enjoyed their ice creams, most of which made it into their mouths.
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