British summer is finally here (YAY!) and the only way of knowing that when the weather doesn’t cooperate is because Wimbledon is on. And you know what else? You guys. I got paid to eat ice cream. I know, I don’t believe me either. Read further down and you can have a bar of Haagen-Dazs strawberries and cream for free!
The other evening I got an email to participate in a blogger event at selfridges. Haagen Dazs is the official Wimbledon ice cream sponsor and was wondering if I’d like to join them on the Selfridges rooftop restaurant Forest to drink champagne, watch tennis, have afternoon tea. On top of that I got try the new strawberries and cream flavour being sold exclusively at Selfridges and Wimbledon. And they would pay me for my time.
My answer, obviously, was hell to the yes. I arrived late because I’m an asshole and there were some lovely other bloggers there patiently waiting so they could start their tea.
If you’ve never had a traditional English afternoon tea, you haven’t lived life. It’s a weekday reason to drink champagne during the day and they cut the crusts off your sandwiches. Basically, you’re Kate Middleton for a few hours.
There are also macaroons, cakes and scones. It’s all very British and very very tasty. The afternoon tea at Forest was one of the better ones I’ve ever had. The scones were really fresh and delicious and the cakes incredible. I thought they could have added a bit more to the sandwich section as they were quite bread-y and mostly vegetarian.
Strawberries and cream is traditional Wimbledon fare. It’s unclear how it started but every year British tennis lovers consume over 7000 liters of cream and 23 tonnes of strawberries per year. Why not consume in frozen form?
The Haagen-Dazs strawberries and cream ice cream was really good. In addition to the chances of real strawberries, the bar was covered in chocolate. I probably would have preferred white chocolate but that didn’t stop me from eating the whole thing (obviously).
So, here’s where the free Haagen-Dazs ice cream comes in for you. If you head over to watch Wimbledon on the beautiful Forest rooftop this weekend (and why wouldn’t you? It’s sunny today!) they will give you free ice cream! So, head on over and grab some brunch and a beanbag and watch Serena absolutely crush it.