The seasons have always been not just an inspiration for the culinary world, but an “internal clock” that sets the tone of daily dishes with the availability of seasonal products. In a way, it’s strange that winter has inspired ice cream when it is something that we would mostly eat in summer. Luckily enough, at Four Winters, even though it’s summer, winter has come (yes I am trying to be hip by making references to the last episode of Game of Thrones).
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The spiel is quite straight forward: there’s the solo, the fusions, and the seasonal flavours. Once you’ve picked the flavour, and the size, plus whatever toppings your heart’s desires, the ice cream is made on the spot with liquid nitrogen (which, whilst it might seem revolutionary, the technique has existed at Chin Chin Laboratories in Camden for the past couple of years).
I went with the Pina Colada ice cream, whose texture was smooth with a bit of crunchiness from the coconut which fared well. The tiny slices of pineapple also added not just to the texture, but being slightly sour (As fruit is when compared to sugary stuff) it actually made the flavour more interesting. All in all, Four Winters is just your average gelato place, with the added twist of it being made with liquid nitrogen (which I don’t think they play up sufficiently considering this is the only real difference). A regular ice cream will set you back 5£.
The staff was very friendly tho – gave me some toppings for free!