Award-winning ice cream company Ginger’s Comfort Emporium is setting up shop in the Northern Quarter for the winter. A unit on the second floor of Afflecks Palace has been given a glamorous makeover with an ice cream bar, softly illuminated with the emporium name in lights. It will sell hot and cold ice cream dishes, retail pots, copies of their ice cream book, MELT, and limited edition Ginger’s Comfort Emporium ice cream spoons. Popular classics like the Chorlton Crack (salted caramel and peanut butter) will sit alongside a new winter collection including white truffle & hazelnut, liquorice and orange, cranberry crumble, a Brewdog beer collaboration, and the dish that scooped them Best Dessert for a third year at the British Street Food Awards 2013: extra virgin olive oil ice cream with Hawaiian black salt, strawberry sauce, and black olive chocolate ‘flake’. Hot options include affogati with coffee or hot chocolate, and hot toasted brioche ice cream sandwiches. Operating since 2010, owners Claire Kelsey and Dan Manicolo produce all their ice cream from the old Co-op Kitchens at New Century House on Corporation Street. Their original pink, gold and burgundy Ford ice cream van was joined by a second van, Ginge-Air – inside Manchester Airport Terminal One throughout the summer – and their book of recipes was published by Simon & Schuster in April.

Opens Mon 4 Nov, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, 2nd floor, Affleck’s Palace, Oldham Street, Tel: 07980 628 868, 10am – 6pm,

Mon 4 Nov
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Wed 6 Nov 2013