Jill’s Groovy Scoops – 100% natural ice cream in town
Jill’s Groovy Scoops – the best, and only 100% natural ice cream in town are still available if you haven’t seen them on sale outside Spar as in years gone by.
Since moving permanently to St Francis Bay six months ago, I’ve been hearing about Jill’s famous ice cream. Made locally by Jill personally, it’s on offer at The St Francis Brewing Company, and Jill has had a regular spot, just outside our local Spar, during season, for the last few years.
Not this season, however. In a move I personally found not only greedy but equally unkind, the Spar decided to start selling its own ice cream this year, about a metre away from Jill’s old spot, and Jill was relegated to a spot under the stairwell by the entrance.
So armed with indignation, a sweet tooth, and an empty stomach, I headed down to Jill’s this morning to see what all the fuss was about, and I was amazed.
The flavours! Each and every one danced on my tongue. The Himalayan Salted Caramel – a perfect marriage of sweet and salt; her Strawberry Ripple, tart and delicious, with none of that nasty ‘pink’ after taste that commercial ice cream tries to pass off as strawberry. The Belgian Chocolate – wow – I thought Häagen-Dazs had this one covered, but Jill’s is better.
Her mint is also out of this world, speckled with Belgian chocolate and naturally flavoured, it boasts a soft green colour instead of the unlikely ‘mint’ green found in so many other varieties. The roasted banana – I don’t even like banana, but loved this one. Her Oreo flavour – no specks of Oreo dust that need a microscope to identify, generous chunks of the cookie, combined with a creamy vanilla ice cream. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve had better ice cream anywhere, or ever.
The best thing about Jill’s ice cream is that it is 100% natural. There is nothing synthetic or artificial about this product. All flavours and colourings are made by Jill herself, naturally. A lot of love, time and energy has gone into perfecting this product, and it shows.
I think I’ve waxed lyrical enough. Don’t take my word for it, do yourself a favour and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. You can choose between a sugar cone, small or medium tub, and larger quantities can be made to order.
This year’s holiday flavour to order in advance, is ‘Christmas Pudding’, a mix of crunchy almonds, cherries, cranberries and subtle Christmas spices, I didn’t taste this one, but if the others are anything to go by, I’m sure it’s sublime. It is available in 5l tubs only.