After seeing the lashings of ice cream surrounded by a cotton candy cloud over and over again on Instagram, when I was last in London, I knew I just had to go to Milk Train.
When you arrive at Milk Train, unless you are very, very lucky there will be a queue going out the door. I’d estimate that the average wait time is around 30 minutes. There are only a small handful of tables inside, but the weather was lovely so I’d already decided to take my ice cream outside.
You can order matcha, vanilla or a alternating third flavour of soft serve in a cone or a cup and chose your toppings. You can also chose if you want to add cotton candy or not. I’d say that the soft-serve is fairly standard so if you are there, you are there to get it wrapped in cotton candy. So do so.
I had the cookies n’ cream sundae with candy floss (in a waffle cone) that came in at a whopping £5.35. My vanilla soft-serve was topped with chocolate sauce, oreo cookies and pirouette cookie. Ashamedly, I must admit that this is nowhere near the most expensive ice cream I’ve ever had. (That honour still might go to the freakshake from Molly Bakes). I’m not entirely sure that I’d ever go back again (mostly because of the queue) but it’s definitely one of those things that I am glad that I experienced at least once, just to say that I have.
There’s no way to eat this with a modicum of grace so be prepared to get sticky. Oh so sticky. Your hands, face and arms will be covered. The combination of cool ice cream in the same bite as cloud-like cotton candy is strange but enjoyable.
I totally recommend it, but prepare for the inevitable sugar crash!