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Authentic Italian-style gelato from a local experienced creator of treats to savour
Jack van Praag picked up bags of experience cheffing in top-end kitchens around the world before setting up his well-loved ice cream business here in Cambridge. Under the Jack’s Gelato moniker, transported by his distinctive custom tricycle, he’s been delighting the taste buds of Cambridge for around five years, earning a huge army of fans for his exquisite iced treats.
As well as scooping all over town, he’s been a regular at foodPark and has collaborated with countless other local foodie enterprises – and now he’s started the next, rather exciting chapter, by opening his very own city centre ice cream parlour.
Located in the building formerly home to Six Ice Cream on Bene’t Street, it’s a great city centre spot with a beautiful fit-out inside. The ever-changing menu showcases exactly the kind of deliciously intriguing flavour combinations he’s become Cambridge-famous for. Sample gelatos like salted treacle, malted milk or cardamom and rose, or opt for sorbets including Alphonso mango sorbet with chili and salt, or Earl Grey and plum.
All of his creations are handmade using top quality ingredients, often including herbs from his own allotment, and there’s always something new to try. The shop is open from noon until 9pm daily. Follow @jacks_gelato for news and updates.