Lick Me I'm Delicious was dreamt up by award winning food inventor Charlie Harry Francis. He grew up on an ice cream farm in the depths of South Wales with his Dad, the ice cream maker, and his Mum, an incredible baker and confectionary maker. He wanted a way of combining these two skills to make delicious custom ice cream creations, right in front of people's eyes.
The first ice cream contraption was born in 2011, forged in the freezing fires of mount ice cream, it is the portable nitro ice cream parlour. Top secret construction of the second contraption experiment was completed in December 2012 with the launch of the World's first ever nitro ice cream buggy - honk. As we speak, top secret martial art engineers are working on the next contraption which is mind bogglingly amazing and we can't wait to show it to your all but it's not quite ready yet.
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TUESDAY, 8 APRIL 2014
This was one of the wierder requests we've had; to make viagra ice cream for a party. It was for one of our A-list Celebrity clients and they've made us sign a confidentiality agreement, so we can't say much about it, but I am allowed to say that they were 'very happy with the end result'.
Each ball. Of ice cream. Is dosed with 25mgs of Viagra and is flavoured with bubbly champagne. Lovely.
SATURDAY, 22 MARCH 2014
OK, so it's not really a ferret farm, but they did have ferrets there and this little chap thought I made the perfect lookout post
I was there to give an Experimental Food demonstration for their Science and Nature Festival. I also got one of the best heckles ever, after claiming that we at Lick Me I'm Delicious have made every flavour of ice cream known to man, one kid piped up to ask if I'd ever made poo ice cream. No. No I haven't, but I now have an official taster volunteer if we ever decide to go there. Here's a shot of me jabbering on
It really is an amazing place, if you get a free weekend, head down there and chill out on the farm for a day, it's wicked, plus they've got a beer festival so that's got to make a visit worthwhile
MONDAY, 10 MARCH 2014
We've been working on a load of new machines which we're going to be launching throughout the year, they're all self destruct top secret, so here are a series of obscure photos of each of them.
They're all pretty cool though and they all have different powers and abilities, a bit like edible pokemon;
This next one is by far the most complicated of the machines that we've spent about a year in development so far, the ellusive and incredible superdooper Whirlygig;
MONDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2014
We met the Titchmarsh the other day! It was all very fun, I went along with David Jones, my ice cream artist ninja sidekick and we had a good old chat and a mess around with some ice cream. Alan then made some innuendo about cream and cherries and things like that and all was good.
I also got given a new job title, here's a shot of me looking serious while I consider if they'll cover the cost of printing new business cards
SUNDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2014
I'm so excited about this, I have to share something now. This is an incredible machine I've been working on with the University of Bristol, we've got a lot more coming on this in the next few months, but for now, here's a picture of one of the set ups the guys have been working on;
And here's a picture of the machine in action;
It's using some pretty awesome science and can do some amazing tricks, we'll be launching some videos and a fully working prototype in the next couple of months
FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2014
We got invited to the most amazing place hidden away in some vault in central London to make ice cream the other day, the best bit was, we got to sit by a large fire and drink tea in the 'anteroom' while we waiting, it was straight out of downton Abbey AND there was a secret passage behind a bookcase I kid you not. It led to a church on the other side of the street, wowza trouser. All I needed was a pipe and this photo would have been perfect;
Anyway, we served these little tasty niblets, our Strawberry Jammie Biscuits;