We’re lucky enough to live on the rather beautiful North Devon coast and we absolutely love it when the weather warms up and the best ice cream known to man and its lovely retro style vans appear again after the long winter. We’re talking about Hockings ice cream. If you’ve ever been to this part of Devon then you’ll have seen their vans. Honestly this is the best ice cream out there. The secret ingredient is only known to a couple of the Hocking family members but we do know that clotted cream is one of the key ingredients which is always a great thing. Let’s face it anything with clotted cream in has our vote.
The ice cream is made in Appledore, the village opposite our old home town of Instow on the Torridge estuary. It’s been made there since 1936 and it can only be bought from their vans. It’s exclusively North Devonian!
If you’re coming to Devon for your hols this year you MUST have a Hockings and may we suggest having it with a blob of clotted cream on top?! It sets slightly and is horribly calorific but so good. You can have any flavour of ice cream in a cone or oyster wafer (!) as long as it’s vanilla..
Unfortunately we can’t post a Hockings to you (bit melty) but if you’d like something else coastal we can help with this selection of our most seasidey gifts. Good link eh?!
Illustration Pebble. Choose from a fish, bird, heart, butterfly or star.
Personalised Engraved Pebble. We can engrave names, dates, words, coordinates of special places.
Personalised Seaside A to Z Art Print. A lovely gift for a family who loves all things beachy. Personalise with a family name or message.
How about having your favourite seaside place hand drawn from a photo like this? Our My Favourite Place Personalised Illustration. Here are some examples of previous commissions.