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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WEDNESDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2013
Boo it's Halloween. So we decided to work on this quite a few months ago when we found this amazing scientist from China who has managed to synthesise the luminescence protein from jellyfish. Naturally we wanted to have a go with some of the stuff, so we ordered some, played around and eventually made this;
But what on earth is it??? It's glow in the dark jellyfish ice cream using calcium activated proteins that react when they are agitated, or to put it a non sciencey way, it glows when you lick it. It's also pretty insanely expensive stuff, we worked out each scoop is coming out at around £140, dam those big bucks jellyfish. Is it safe to eat? Well I tried some and I don't seem to be glowing anywhere, so we'll go with a yes for now. We've also made a non-jellyfish version using quinine from tonic to make a glow in the UV dark gin and tonic sorbet which is pretty neat and can be ordered from all good Lick Me I'm Delicious event contraptions.
Next we're working on an invisibile ice cream. Any scientists or magicians out there who think they can help, please get in touch.