Unico

When my mum came to visit me in the beginning of June, we were in the bus and we saw a place what was going to be an ice cream bar soon: Unico! It said it was going to have vegan options too, so I straight away made note in my phone. In the end of July, I had finally found some time to go and I was super excited. First of all, it looked super nice, very new, bright and fresh! There were some people before me, so I took this time to take some pictures and to look at the menu. There are quite a lot of seats, because you can also sit down stairs and they don’t only offer ice cream, but also: cake, sandwiches, tea and coffee. What a lovely shop!

The guy who served me knew a lot and he was very kind and super helpful. Very much appreciated! They have over 10 different vegan flavours, but there are only 3-4 flavours available a day. Today that was strawberry, mango and dark chocolate. This is because they make their ice cream fresh every day and they don’t want to throw away too much. Their ice cream is low in fat, high in fiber, protein and vitamins. What is an exciting thing! He let me taste the chocolate when I said that I loved the fact that there was a chocolate available. Mango was one of his favourites and so he let me taste that one too. Both of them were very delicious! I’m very sorry for all the other ice cream shops I’ve been to, but this was the best chocolate and mango ice cream I’ve ever had. I did like the chocolate a little bit better than the mango, but that is just because it’s chocolate. It was just so creamy and full of rich chocolate flavour. It’s like eating cold chocolate fudge. I ordered these 2 flavours, because I wanted more of course. I got it served in this super cute cup, but he told me that soon there will be vegan cones too. Yay! (I’ll be back!)

Like I said, there is more than just ice cream. The little sandwiched they have, are called ‘bubbles’. They are super cute to see, like little wrapped ‘bubbles’. They are small filled buns and they make them warm for you. I had the Genova and it’s with potatoes, green beans and pesto sauce. There is also one with seasonal vegetables. The bubbles are the only thing they don’t make in the shop itself, but they let them come over from Italy. I’ve never seen them before, but it was very tasty. Now the cake. They have a lot of different cakes, but only one vegan one. Hopefully there will be more soon. The one they offered was a raw chocolate and cashew one.. so even though it was the only option, it was surely a good one. I didn’t taste it, but I’m sure it was delicious. It looked amazing. Maybe a next time.

I want to thank Unico for their delicious ice cream and sandwich!

WHO? Unico.
WHERE? 37 Pembridge Rd, Notting Hill, W11 3HG.
CUISINE? Italian.
VEGAN? No! (omni)
OVERALL? 9 (Amazing ice cream, lovely sandwiches, bright interior and great service)

Did you already know Unico? Or are you planning to go here now? You do need to try the chocolate ice cream! Please tell me about your experience! You can do this by leaving a comment below, but you can also show me by tagging me on Instagram or by using #PlanetManel. Thank you! X

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Fruit Burst

Ice lollies are just yum and especially when it’s very hot. And it has been very hot here in London already. Summer in London always comes out of the blue I would say. One day it’s cold and rainy, the next day its 30C! I don’t think we can complain though, because it has been a lovely summer so far in my opinion. Though won’t it be nice if you have a healthy treat to cool down on the hot days still to come? You better be prepared now. That’s why I created these yummy and super simple ice lolly recipes everybody can make. You just need a ice lolly mould. There are loads on amazon, but they even have the at IKEA too. Blend some yummy summer fruits and pop them in the freezer. Cheers to summer!

WATERMELON COOL

Serves 5

-1/4 medium watermelon (chopped)
-1/4 cup oat cream (Oatly)
-1 tsp agave nectar
-1 banana (chopped)
-1/4 tsp spirulina

-Blend the watermelon and pour them into the mould, just under 2 cm.Put them in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Mix the cream with the agave and put about 1,5 cm on top of the watermelon. Put them back in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Blend the banana with the spirulina and fill up the mould to the edge. Leave them in the freezer overnight.


TROPICAL COOL

Serves 5

-2 mangos (chopped)
-1/4 cup to cream (Oatly)
-1 tsp agave nectar
-4 tbs blueberries
-1 lemon (juice)

-Blend the mangos and the juice of 1 lemon until it’s smooth. Fill the mould halfway.
-Divide the blueberries and put them on the mango puree. Then add the rest of the mango puree, just under 2 cm. Put them in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Mix the cream and the agave nectar and fill up the mould to the edge. Leave them in the freezer overnight.

Are you going to make these summer fruit lollies? Please let me know when you’ve tried them. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can show me by tagging me or by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X