When London adored tv star Amy McPherson is not blowing our minds on hit shows such as GOT and Pandora, she spends her time running her quaint ice shop, simply named “the little ice cream shop” in the Lake District.
Founded by Amy McPherson in 2016, the shop was initially opened as part of her plan to save up enough money to move to London and train as an actor. Little did she know that she had accidentally created the beginning of an ice cream empire. Soon after opening word spread and The Little Ice Cream Shop in Hawkshead had queues out the door – people were going crazy for her ice cream! Just two years later the empire expanded, and a second shop was opened in Windermere. Since then, the business has continued to grow in popularity and by utilising social media to showcase their tasty ice cream flavours, they have amassed over 11k followers on Instagram.
Lots of exciting things have happened since the shop first opened, including the Cumbria Life Magazine ‘Readers Choice Award 2020’ and Olive Magazine ‘Best Artisan Ice-Cream Parlours in The UK’. The business has also received high praise on other prominent websites such as Lake Lovers, The Lake District org, Late Rooms.com and Lake District Life & Lancashire Life.
The Little Ice Cream Shop hand make over 40 flavours of delicious small batch, slow churned gelato in their Hawkshead shop
“Each day we spice it up and serve a mixture of 22 flavours to the lovely folk of the Lake District, UK. We also make some bangin’ sorbets and dairy free flavours too”
Amy now lives in London and is a professional TV actress, but you may see her behind the scenes in Hawkshead making ice cream until 2am in the season – not quite as glamorous as being on set!
So what’s next for this budding entrepreneur? Amy has her heart set on Hollywood auditions for exciting new roles!