Now summertime is finally showing its face we’re blessed in Brighton to have great weather, a thriving seafront offering and some fantastic frozen treats to indulge in.
From authentic gelatos to granitas, there is a wealth of frozen offerings to choose from, with my personal favourite being Boho Gelato in Pool Valley.
Founder Seb Cole has developed hundreds of flavours of his Italian-styled ice cream, including plenty of vegan options, and in early June he was set to jet off to the Nivarata Festival of Granitas in Italy to work with some of the country’s best granita makers. Before he went I caught up with him to find out what it was all about.
“It’s a festival celebrating granita in Acereale in Sicily, near Catania,” says Seb. “I’m there to promote the international spread of granita and also to promote the Brighton Food Festival and Sussex produce abroad.
“During the festival there will be a Sussex stand where I will be making granita in different, creative flavours using Sussex produce such as Blackdown gin and beer from the Beer Collective.
“In terms of the state of gelato in the UK, Italy and around the world, it’s a rapidly growing market, however, the majority of it is not true artisan ice cream.
“Nivarata has been created to celebrate the history and original artisan method of producing ices so it’s great to be involved with them on an international level to shout about great quality artisan gelato and sorbet.”