Ice cream lover Harvey Sheldon hit upon a cool idea for a new flavour for his local shop... and customers can’t get enough of it.
Schoolboy Harvey won the chance to make his own ice cream recipe at Hudson’s ice cream shop in Chatburn – the first person outside the Hudson family to be allowed to do so.
The nine-year-old pupil of Chatburn Primary School, who lives in the village, created “Harvey’s Banoffee” flavour, and the shop owners reckon it’s going to be a summertime success.
Harvey entered the “Brain Freezer challenge” at Hudson’s centenary open day last summer, when contestants had to eat as much ice cream as possible in a minute.
Harvey’s mum Alison said: “We live near the shop and Harvey’s always popping in. When they did the Brain-Freezer Challenge, Harvey was really keen to go in for it. He was thrilled when he won.”
After months of waiting for the best time, Harvey used a couple of hours of his half-term holiday to call at the shop’s tiny dairy, where co-owner Mark Paul led him through the ice-cream making process carried on there since the 1930s.
“He was very interested in how we make the ice cream,” said Mandy Paul, co-owner.
“We were worried in case the winner came up with fish-and-chip flavour, but Harvey decided it was going to be Harvey’s Banoffee.
“The first thing you taste is the bananas, then the toffee comes in. It’s lovely.””