Roskilly’s Vegan Cornish Ice-cream

2 min

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Photo: Erin Chapman.

Each year we go to England to visit family, we go to a small fishing village in the south west called Padstow. It is one of my favorite places. The beach is beautiful, there are fish and chips and ice-cream shops everywhere and it’s one of the only places where you can buy fresh shrimp in a cup and the elusive rhubarb apple custard pastie.

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When the tide is out at Padstow, the boats stay parked for the day. Picture: Erin Chapman.

Due to my food allergies and diet, I can no longer eat the pasties, which are amazing! This means I opt for the shrimp now instead. I was pleasantly surprised this year when we came across a tiny little ice-cream shop called Roskilly’s Ice Cream.

My partner always likes to have his Devon clotted cream ice-cream with a Cadbury Flake. We were getting ready to leave and stopped in this one shop. The only thing I could have was a sherbet and I wasn’t feeling it.

I could say I get used to not having something when we are out and about, but it’s more annoying than anything. It almost makes me a little depressed. We walked a few stores over into Roskilly’s and first thing I noticed on their menu was “plant based ice-creams.” When you can’t eat dairy, vegan food is usually a win.

I asked the woman behind the counter for an ingredient list and she provided me with a large cardboard cut out that showed not one, but six flavors! I skimmed all the ingredients and realized I could eat all of them except one that contained nuts. For some reason, their website only lists coconut flavor and I can’t remember the other ones to share with you.

I opted for one scoop of the raspberry swirl in a cup as most places that have cones contain eggs. I was so excited to eat it and savored it all the way back to the car. It was creamy, smooth and not too sweet. The raspberry swirl gave it a good kick of flavor. If we hadn’t walked a ways, I would have gone back for another scoop.

I am so looking forward to going next year and trying out what else they have. I am glad we didn’t stop in the first shop, otherwise I wouldn’t have found this. Funny how things work out and this definitely made my day!

I give Roskilly’s Vegan Ice Cream a rating of 5 stars ★★★★★

You can find Roskilly’s Ice Cream at: S Quay, Padstow, UK, PL28 8BU

Note: I was not paid to write this review and this is just my opinion on the product I sampled.

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Erin Chapman

Erin is the owner and creator of The Paleo Penguin. She has multiple food allergies and cannot eat eggs, beans, most nuts, dairy, wheat or gluten. If you are looking for recipes with those ingredients, keep scrolling as you won't find it here.


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