Serendipity happened accidentally in a little kitchen in Paddington, in 1966.
Alix Mandelson was not satisfied that the most exotic ice cream available was Neapolitan. Being allergic to chocolate (I know! How awful!) it left the pink stripe and the white stripe – neither of which contained the real ingredients she was craving. So she set to work creating her own ice cream from fresh cream and eggs and other fresh ingredients that we all love in our ice cream.
Some of her first creations were flavours like Maple Walnut, Cherry Garden, and Vanilla Bean (back when nobody knew what one was!!). I remember a time when folks would complain about the little bits of ‘dirt’ in their vanilla ice cream. Thank heavens those days are gone…
Her friends loved her work. And their friends wanted to know where to get some for themselves. It didn’t take long for word to get out and Alix found herself in business. (And there’s me in my first job – tasting ice cream!)