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. The delicious edible mist machine has just burst onto the scene with a smorgasbord of too many to count amazing flavours and there's also a little instant lollipop machine knocking around which we haven't yet launched but will show you if you ask us nicely. Oh, and lots of other things are being worked on in the workshop, they will pop up at some point.
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MONDAY, 26 MAY 2014
Wuhoo! Mist. We've just launched our new Edible Mist Machines which is all very exciting. They use ultrasonic vapourisation to create a micromist of flavour that you suck up through a straw. We've got an insane number of mist flavours to choose from, I think apple pie is probably the current top runner, with smoked bacon, candy floss and mango close runners up. Here's a super snazy video shot by the amazing Mr & Mrs Productions
And there's more here including some stunning photography by the very talented Mr Dan Regan;
Superdooper misty taster
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