On the hottest day of the year (so far) I finally got to try ice cream at Reading’s legendary ice cream parlour and cafe ‘Tutti Frutti’. I’d heard great things about the ice cream at Tutti Frutti but the only time I ever seem to visit the cafe was passing through for an early train connection. A latte seems appropriate at 6am on a winters morning but not an ice cream! So I made a promise to a friend that this summer, on the hottest day of the year, I would be buying the ice creams at Tutti Frutti.
When the temperature hit 30c I made the call and we headed for solace of ice cream. We both opted for two scoops in a cup. My icy companion choose strawberry ice cream and frozen yoghurt with lemon curd. I chose pistachio and peach with amaretto.
It’s at this point that I have to apologise for the poor quality of my photo. Frankly the ice cream was sooo good, and melting so fast! That, well quality photos were the last thing on my mind when I could have ice cream in my tummy 😀
All four flavours were really good and the portions really generous – seriously don’t try the 3 scoop option. For me the best, hands down, was the peach and amaretto. Not only was it an interesting flavour combination it was an excellent one. Refreshing, fruity and creamy, everything really good ice cream should be.
So does Tutti Frutti’s ice cream live up to expectations? Yes. Do I recommend Tutti’s to you? Most definitely. Ice creams are freshly made on-premises everyday so you will always have something new and innovative to try.
Reading Railway Station (near ticket office)