If when merrily walking alongside the River Ouse you hear the sound of an ice cream van’s chime, don’t despair, don’t think you’re hearing things, there really is an ice cream van floating on the river!
Let me introduce you to this week’s ‘Little Food Find’; ‘Two Hoots’, York’s very own floating ice cream van that’s actually a boat.
Serving a wide range of locally made ice creams from cherry (my pick) to chocolate, blueberry to orange and ginger and ‘lick of the week’; seasonal specials like rhubarb, just to name but a few flavours.
The floating ice cream van is the brain child of local businessman Steve Blakeman. Steve combined an old tug and disused ice cream van to create the crowd pulling Two Hoots. Moored next to the River Ouse’s busy ‘Millennium Bridge’ Two Hoot’s has a steady stream of customers young and old, tourists and locals alike.
At just £1.50 (as of summer 2013) for a huge scoop of good quality ice cream Two Hoot’s is keenly priced. Tho you can go for two or three scoops, which is not for the faint-heated as the huge scoops are piled on-top of each other!
The forecast is for next week is good ice cream weather, hot and sunny! So if you find yourself in the York area getting a bit over heated head to Two Hoots for an ice cream on the river.