Lifestyle: An Ice-Cream Date

I love ice-cream, and I love date nights. Something that combines the two is pretty much my idea of perfection. Back when we were still at sixth form, me and W would quite often head out for a cheapy meal after I finished work on a Saturday. We’d always decline desert, and instead head to the cinema. Or, specifically, to the Ben & Jerry’s counter. Something about ice cream just finishes a night off perfectly, and there’s nothing more romantic than arguing over flavour combination and fighting over the last spoonful…! Whilst we were away in Oxford we discovered my dream place, and I’m gutted I didn’t know about it that first night. One trip just wasn’t enough…

 photo 2015-01-31 21.13.20_zpsxkqbhiwd.jpgG&D’s is justttt outsite the city centre, and is open 8am until…midnight. Yep, midnight! I so wish there were more places like this, relaxed, no alcohol, and open late. Perfect for chatting away, working on that bit of coursework or just relaxing. I’d be in there all the time if there was one local to me! They sell a huge variety of ice-creams (and also bagels and pizzas too, which smelt yummy!) and ice-cream related deserts, and all at pretty reasonable prices.

 photo 2015-01-31 21.13.00_zps4fk5wjdz.jpg photo 2015-01-31 21.12.35_zpsz2akpp5f.jpgI went for a couple of scoops of their chocolate ice cream (their Reese’s Pieces had just sold out) with Peanut M&Ms and hot fudge sauce. A hugely generous portion, the sauce was rich and smooth. But the ice cream! It was delicious. Chocolate but light, full flavoured but not sickly. Honestly one of the best I’ve had (and I kept a notebook scoring chocolate ice cream between the ages of 7 and 10!).

 photo 2015-01-31 21.28.46_zpsopvcga8z.jpgWill enjoyed a Cookie Monster Sandwich – two cookies of his choice (one chocolate, one Daim bar) surrounding a scoop of icecream. He agrees about the quality of the chocolate! And for one of the first times I saw a dessert defeat him…with half a cookie to go. We had already gorged on Byron that night though!

If you fancy what is in my mind the perfect at-home date, Hungry House are currently running a promotion whereby any takeaway order placed on hungryhouse of £15 or more will bag you a free movie or TV show from CinemaNow. Yummy food and free entertainment, what’s not to love?!

What was the last date you went on? Anndddd…what’s the best ice cream you’ve ever had?