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Ginger’s Comfort Emporium – Ice cream heaven

We might be in the depths of winter, but it’s never too cold for ice cream! Tucked away in a corner inside the huge alternative shopping mall Ginger’s Emporium offers a little bit of respite from the Saturday shoppers. It also serves some of Manchester’s most interesting desserts.

Known as ‘ice cream for grown-ups’ Ginger’s offerings definitely aren’t your usual chocolate and vanilla, with plenty of boozy, sweet, spicy and downright bizarre choices! My favourite is the ever-popular ‘Chorlton Crack’ (salted caramel and peanut butter – what’s not to love?!) but the menu is always changing. Chai Spice was a particularly pleasant surprise for me.

There are some savoury flavours too, but I haven’t been brave enough to try the absinthe offering yet though!

If you aren’t lucky enough to catch Ginger at Afflecks or around Manchester in her ice cream van, she has also written the recipe book ‘Melt’ so you can try out some of the flavours at home too.

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Details about this spot



Afflecks, Church St, Manchester

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00


Ice Cream: £ 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)