By Emma Hamilton
AN ICE cream shop offering unique custom made ice cream has recently opened in the capital.
The ice cream parlour, named Afterz, is the only parlour in Scotland to use a cold stone to create personalised ice cream.
Afterz offers customers 24 unique ice cream flavours, including irn bru and bubblegum, made using award-winning Hamilton based Equi’s ice cream. along with waffles and custom made milkshakes.
The parlour, which opened last month, uses a cold stone to create unique ice cream. The frozen granite stone is said to be a chilly-20 degrees.
Ice cream is placed in the centre of the cold stone with the chosen ingredients before being mixed together to make a bespoke flavour tailored to customer desires.
Tahar Javaid, who runs Afterz, said: “The Cold Stone allows customers to literally mix anything and everything up with their ice cream. Choose from fresh fruit, chocolate bars, different sauces and of course lots of ice cream. Add anything you want to make it even more personal for you. You can try and stay healthy by adding fruit or go all out on the sugar overload and throw in marshmallows and hot chocolate sauce.”
“There is literally unlimited freedom of choice when using the Cold Stone, it is possible to create up to 20 million unique combination creations! There are numerous ways to have your ice cream served be it in a regular cone or a waffle cup or if you are in a hurry take it in a tub, we can accommodate your needs!”
Ice cream is not the only personalised treat the parlour offers, made to order milkshakes are also on the menu.
Mr Javaid explained: “We can take any chocolate bar you like and blend it into a tasty milkshake.
“We do a huge variety of exciting news flavours such as the popular Ferrero Roche Milkshake. Made using real Ferrero Roches it has a unique chocolate and hazelnut taste to it and range of winter warmer hot cookie shakes. ”
Afterz is located on Home Street, Tollcross in Edinburgh.