I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream

by Catriona Conway-Mortimer

Friday, October 25th, 2019

ABERDONIANS can get their hands on some chilling treats this spooky season

Food and Drink PR photography of blackcurrant and liquorice ice from Mackie's 19.2

Mackie’s of Scotland’s flagship ice cream parlour, Mackie’s 19.2, has revamped its menu this Halloween to serve up pumpkin waffles, black ice cream and some very creepy crepes.

The parlour is also making a seasonal pumpkin spiced latte – a cosy winter treat topped with whipped cream.

The black ice cream is a one-off blackcurrant and liquorice flavour, which is being made alongside another haunting flavour, blood orange sorbet.

Parlour manager at Mackie’s 19.2, Yvette Harrison, said: “Not only are these limited edition desserts incredibly tasty, they’re very visual too, making them a fun way to celebrate Halloween and take a picture.

Food and Drink PR photography of pumpkin waffles at Mackie's 19.2

“We love making fun recipes throughout the year and Halloween is another perfect occasion to get creative with the looks and flavours of our plates and scoops”

Mackie’s is well-known for its unique parlour creations, having created weird and wonderful flavours such as Haggis ice cream for Burn’s Night and Brussel Sprout ice cream for Christmas, for example.

The parlour is named 19.2 because it is located in the city’s Marischal Square – exactly 19.2 miles away from the family farm, near Inverurie, where all of Mackie’s ice cream and chocolate is made.

Their fourth generation family farm, Westertown, started producing ice cream in 1986 and still produce it all using fresh milk and cream from their own herds.

Yvette added: “Make sure you pop in to get a taste of our scary additions to the menu as the nights draw in and let us know what you think.”

Mackie’s 19.2 team is 12 strong, and all are on the real National Living Wage.

As well as a wide range of ice cream, 19.2 serves coffee from local Aberdeen-based Caber Coffee and features two centrepiece chocolate taps – one white and one milk – delivering Mackie’s own highest quality melted chocolate on demand for serving over its desserts.

Food and Drink PR photography of creepy crepes at Mackie's 19.2

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