As the West End comes slowly back to life and the weather finally shows signs of improvement, we went along to the launch event of the Gelupo recipe book ‘Gelupo Gelato

Billed as a ‘delectable palette of ice cream recipes  over prosecco and of course, plenty of ice cream tastings, Jacob Kennedy – chef at Bocca di Lupo – welcomed us outside the Gelupo shop in Archer Street, recalling the happy memories of childhood and the enjoyment of eating ice cream.

 “I hope our gelato makes you feel like a child again” he told us, inviting us to taste the incredible flavours on the menu. Summery and refreshing, there were many to choose from.

We started with a just-made espresso, creamy yet not overly rich nor sweet, the coffee flavour spot on. We followed with a delicious peanut butter and raspberry, an always fantastic combination.

We could have spent the whole evening just working out way through the rest of the flavours which include bitter chocolate, tiramisu, lemon & rosemary and pear & blackberry crumble.

The book itself is attractively designed (we picked up some cute postcards that match its design).

Gelupo Gelato presents a rainbow spectrum of simple, sophisticated gelato recipes from tangy Lime Sherbet to fruity Peach & Blood Orange, creamy Marron Glacé, and decadent Chocolate & Whisky.

There are also definitive recipes for a classic granita (like grown-up slushie), barely-melting semifreddo, ice cream cake, profiteroles, ice cream cones and brioche buns – as well as the only chocolate sauce you’ll ever need and a tip sheet for pairing flavours.

The book is out now available from most booksellers (RRP £11.99)