Jack van Praag spent many years making ice cream at home and at restaurants before starting Jack’s Gelato in 2010. At first he served his ice cream in Cambridge from a custom-made tricycle, before setting up his own gelato parlour right in the centre of town.
Making everything by hand in small batches, using the best organic ingredients including herbs and vegetables from Jack’s own allotment, the team serve up an ever-changing and bewildering selection of gelato and sorbets.
You might find flavours such as Roasted Banana & Bourbon, Borage Honey, or Beetroot & Black Cumin alongside more traditional favourites like Strawberries & Cream. Sorbets are equally adventurous: think Pink Grapefruit & Tarragon, Poached Pear or Alphonso Mango.
Jack’s Gelato is open seven days a week from noon. You will also find Jack’s creations at many Cambridge restaurants and food festivals in the region.
It’s a true Cambridge institution, and why not!
By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire editor
Images: Jack’s Gelato Instagram page and Great Food Club