The Best Ice Cream Treats This Summer

One scoop or two? Toast.life's Pick of The Best ice cream makers for your next party!

With the summer party season well underway there is of course one sweet treat that is best enjoyed in the sunshine – ice cream! From charming vintage vans to futuristico nitrogen-fuelled buggies (seriously!), Toast.Life rounds up some of the very best ways to serve the ultimate summer time treat at all your events this year.



Split Screen Ice Cream Co

For vintage charm you can’t go wrong with the Splitscreen Ice Cream Co. and their choice of not one, not two but three totally charming vehicles. Choose from their iconic and brilliantly converted 1964 vintage VW campervan, their gorgeous retro caravan or their totally unique ice cream Beetle trailer, all of which can dish up delicious multi-award winning ice cream that comes in a whopping 25 flavours.

Split Screen Ice Cream

For hire information take a look at Splitscreen Ice Cream Co's page in our Little Black Book

Kalm Kitchen’s ‘Nicecream’ Bar

For some Heston–inspired ice cream magic then check out super cool caterers Kalm Kitchen’s incredible nitrogen ice cream bar. Watch your guests be wowed as expertly trained staff make them an entirely bespoke ice cream (or ‘nicecream’, as they call it) of their choice in an instant, thanks to a thrilling puff of liquid nitrogen. Once the science-y part is complete, guests can then choose from a selection of delectable toppings and syringes of sauces.

Kalm Kitchen Nice Cream Bar Image Credit Marianne Taylor

For hire information take a look at Kalm Kitchen's page in our Little Black Book.  

Blu Top Ice Cream Sandwiches

It sounds simple: your favourite ice cream in the middle of two cookies with some awesome toppings on top, but the key to the perfect ice cream sandwich is in the details, obvs. That's why Blu Top hand-bak all their cookies and make all their delicious ice cream in house using all natural ingredients. Their fab little ice cream van (Barbara) is petite enough to fit in most spaces and can dish up dozens of delicious ice cream sarnies for your guests.


For hire information take a look at Blu Top's page in our Little Black Book.  


So these on-trend iced treats are for grown ups only – introducing POPS totally awesome range of premium alcoholic popsicles! To get the party started opt for their delicious Pimm’s flavour, or the ‘frosé’ which is frozen rosé and raspberry to you and me. And if you want to push the boat out then you can’t go wrong with the POPS ‘Classic’ - the world’s first Champagne ice popsicle! All their popsicles are super low in calories, gluten free, dairy free and made in Britain using natural flavours, and their packaging is pretty awesome too. You can buy POPS from most shops and serve them up yourself, or you can hire their brilliant ‘POPScycle’ and their team can do a super cool tray service too.


For hire information take a look at POP's page in our Little Black Book.   

Ice Cream Cab

TAXIIII! The iconic London black taxi just got a whole lot cooler – quite literally. Lovingly converted by former cabbie Tom Pepper, ‘Freddie’ is an awesome addition to any summer do. This gorgeous cream cab, draped in colourful bunting, comes complete with six tempting ice creams and sorbets served in cones or on waffles, by two members of staff dishing up the tasty stuff through the taxi’s roof! Flavours include toffee and butterscotch, stem ginger, mango and cream and more. Yum.

Ice Cream Cab

For hire information take a look at The Ice Cream Cab's page in our Little Black Book.   

Lick me I’m Delicious’ Nitro Buggy

Experiential event food whizzes Lick Me I’m Delicious have created the world's first ‘Nitro Ice Cream Buggy’ and it is a show stopper! With a top speed of 6 miles an hour and its own on-board liquid nitrogen injection system, this amazing creation is capable of making delicious custom flavour ice cream (such as dark port and stilton ice cream, and gin and tonic sorbet) for up to a staggering 1,000 people. For smaller events check out their equally impressive Nitro Ice Cream Parlour and Nitro Pods.

Buggy Lick Me Im Delicious

For hire information take a look at Lick Me I'm Delicious' page in our Little Black Book.   

Polly’s Parlour

For a touch of sumptuous nostalgic style then look no further than Florence – a beautifully restored 1966 VW camper van that opens up and serves fresh, soft-scoop ice cream to all your guests. And the treats don’t stop there, oh no. Once Florence is parked up and covered in vintage bunting, she also comes with pretty green tables and chairs and fresh flowers too, all at no extra cost. As well as delicious ice cream there’s also mouth-watering sorbets and organic fruit lollies on offer and everything is as ethical and natural as possible, not to mention tasty!

Pollys Parlour

For hire information take a look at Polly's Parlour page in our Little Black Book.   

Pan N Ice

The most on-trend way of serving the summer’s tastiest treat this year has in fact come all the way from Thailand. Pan N Ice make their chilled treats by pouring fresh unfrozen ingredients onto a cold plate which reaches temperatures as low as -30°C; after chopping up the ingredients in a spectacular display, they wait for the mixture to freeze before rolling it up into little cylindrical delights, and garnish lavishly for a super special treat. If you’re celebrating then why not get them to bring their beautiful Bubba Truck to your next event and delight your guests with their amazing artisan ice cream rolls?! 

Pan N Ice Van

For hire information take a look at Pan N Ice's page in our Little Black Book.   


Ice Angels

If you’re looking for a stylish and sophisticated way to keep your guests cool at your next summer event, then look no further than the aptly named Ice Angels! With over 18 years’ experience they offer a complete ice cream service, from mini cones to liquid nitrogen, and all served by the glamorous uniformed Angels. They also have a super cool air stream ice cream bar to hire, and their adorable mini cones are the perfect canapé size and look great when presented on their bespoke trays – they use award-winning ice cream and because the cones are all prepared beforehand they can serve any number from 50-5,000 with ease!

Ice Angels 7

For hire information take a look at Ice Angel's page in our Little Black Book.   


Ice Cream Dub

If you thought it was hard enough choosing which flavours to serve then think again – because Ice Cream Dub  has another thought question for you. Would you like their beautiful vintage 1966 VW campervan (known as Sassy) to serve up the ice cream, or their classic Pashley tricycle (known as Penney)? Both can provide martini glasses filled with indulgent luxury ice creams and a variety of toppings, shot glasses of alcoholic sorbets served with fresh fruit, as well as mini cones, chocolate cups and even Italian biscuit wafers branded with a message of your choice!

Luxury Ice Cream Dub

For hire information take a look at Ice Cream Dub's page in our Little Black Book.   

Fluffy Puffin

Fluffy Puffin are bespoke artisan ice cream and sorbet producers, creating amazing taste experiences for your event.  Tailored to your specific tastes, Fluffy Puffin design bespoke menus, with your flavour pallet in mind. Wether you're looking for something fruity, chocolatly or alcohol infused all of their ice cream and sorbet is made in-house from scratch, only using fine quality ingredients., all served from their very own pop-up bar. 

Fluffy Puffin

For hire information take a look at Fluffy Puffin page in our Little Black Book.   


If you’d prefer to serve your own ice cream concoctions then why not grab a few tubs from your local supermarket and serve it up using Meri Meri’s range of totally awesome ice cream décor, guaranteed to make your cold creamy treat even cooler. Their wow factor Ice Cream Cart Centerpiece is a must this summer!

Ice Cream Van Ice Cream Cups £11, Ice Cream Cart Centerpiece £25, Stripe Ice Cream/Candy Cups £5, Ice Cream Garland £15, Ice Cream Piñata Party Favours £10. All available from Meri Meri

For more seasonal inspiration then head over to TheEdit now or take a look though Toast.Life’s Little Black Book where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of sensational suppliers who can help you entertain in style this summer.


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