A Newcastle café, housed within the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery, is celebrating ice cream month this July with a scrumptious new competition.

The Factory Kitchen, located within The Biscuit Factory, is asking locals to suggest a new ice cream flavour that’s inspired by the North East.

Head chef, Michael Waugh will then make the winning ice cream and add it to the café’s ice cream menu. The winner will also enjoy a complimentary lunch for two at the cafe, and will be the first to taste their own ice cream creation.

Tracey Bain, café development manager, says: “We make all of our ice cream and sorbets in-house which means we can experiment with a host of ingredients and flavour combinations. To tie in with ice cream month, we thought we’d let our customers get creative and come up with their own ideas that take inspiration from the North East. We can’t wait to see what quirky ice cream flavours they’ll come up with!”

Entrants can simply tweet their idea using #FactoryIces or submit an entry form when they next visit the café.

Open seven days a week, The Factory Kitchen boasts a brand new look and menu following a recent refurbishment. As part of July’s ice cream promotion, the cafe is also serving a specially crafted selection of sundaes and floats made with its additive-free ice cream.

The competition runs until 31 July 2016, with the winner announced in August.

Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, The Biscuit Factory is set over two floors with exposed beams and brickwork providing the backdrop to exciting displays of contemporary fine art. The commercial gallery, which is open seven days a week and is free admission, exhibits a broad selection of original artwork by artists from across the UK, ranging from small craft to fine art. It also boasts a diverse collection of contemporary jewellery, design-led homewares, stationery and gifts.

For more information and full terms and conditions, visit www.thefactorykitchennewcastle.com.

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