An ice cream afternoon tea has arrived in London

Featuring scones filled with red velvet ice cream

Updated on 03 July 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

An ice cream afternoon tea has arrived in London

Bluebird Café in White City is launching a Frozen Afternoon Tea to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.

Launching on 4 July, the limited-edition twist on the British staple of afternoon tea will see classic cakes given a…ahem, cool update thanks to the use of ice cream. Designed in partnership with US ice cream brand Halo Top, the menu features sweet treats given stateside-style twists – so that means traditional fruit scones slathered in jam and cream will be replaced by scones filled with the all-American alternative of red velvet ice cream.

Elsewhere, afternoon tea guests will be able to tuck into an array of sweet treats, such as the Gateau Opera Birthday Cake – a sprinkled cake layered with a vanilla sponge and birthday cake flavoured ice cream. Also available to enjoy will be a strawberry cheesecake ice cream stick dipped in white chocolate and topped with dried strawberries, and cinnamon roll flavoured ice cream lined with candied apples, piped into a ginger snap cylinder and topped with burnt meringue.

To finish off, help yourself to a US-style take on the classic French macaron – filled with candy bar ice cream instead of the standard almond and egg white filling, Bluebird has transformed the humble macaron into a luxe ice cream sandwich.

To pair with your Frozen Afternoon Tea, Bluebird has rustled up a decadent Cookies & Cream freak shake which is topped with whipped cream and a chocolate slice, while those looking to get the party started can enjoy either a boozy iced tea or a glass of Prosecco.  

Bluebird Café’s Frozen Afternoon Tea launches on 4 July and will be available Thursday to Saturday from 3-4.30pm until 27 July. The tea is priced at £21.50 per person, with a glass of Prosecco available for an additional cost of £10.

If you scream for ice cream, you should peruse our guide on where to find the best ice cream in London