Finally, A Vegan Ice Cream and Froyo Shop with all the fixin’s
The popularity of yogurt-bars means constantly scrolling past Instagram pics of colourful, fully adorned cups of the sweet stuff. Well, vegans in the UK can create their own social media worthy desserts at the newly opened Yorica! parlour in London.
Metro reports that Yorica! is the UKs first ice cream shop to be free from wheat, gluten, dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, GMO, and artificial sweeteners. With ice cream, froyo, and a bevy of toppings on the menu, almost all dietary restirctions have freedom here. Sorry, soy despisers.
Their website boasts it’s “tastier than the real thing, with none of the nasties.” They eliminate cow milk “nasties” first, with the ice cream and froyo recipes utilize rice milk and coconut cream as the base. Currently, twelve flavours are offered, but will change and rotate as the shop plays and experiments. Some of the more out-there offerings include beetroot and dark chocolate, moringa, and wowbutter. But you don’t have to be adventurous to visit, cookies and cream, chocolate, and pumpkin spice is available, too.
If you’re like me, you’re all about the toppings though. Vegan marshmallows, popcorn, fruit, brownies, and Keetoos (a gluten free, Canadian made Oreo) are on the toppings bar. Even turmeric and red pepper naturally coloured sprinkles are there for jazzing up your cone or cup. Shakes are on the menu too, with the option to take them hot or cold – I’ve definitely never had, or heard of, a hot milkshake!
Shop manager Monica Jagielo told Metro that their all-natural ingredients are chosen from traceable, sustainable sources, making them as ethical and seasonal as possible. Just another excuse to get out there, and start your social media worthy masterpiece.
Photos from Yorica! Instagram