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Wimbledon tennis season is now in full swing and it’s so nail bitingly good. The last time I went to Wimbledon was probably when I was age 13.

I had fond memories of waking up early and going to queue for tickets. It didn’t matter how long I had to stand there, the tennis was always worth the wait.

Then, there was also the strawberries and cream to look forward to.

Strawberries and cream are wonderful, but in the scorching heat, the cream soon turns warm.

What we need is ice cream, and how wonderful it is that since 2016, Häagen-Dazs, one of the world’s best ice cream makers, has partnered up with Wimbledon to become the Official Ice cream of the Championships. Häagen-Dazs I was over the moon when Häagen-Dazs invited me to the Wimbledon championships for the day. It was in celebration of their partnership and the launch of a limited edition Strawberries & Cream ice cream.

I couldn’t wait to try it out, a playful twist on the traditional serve,making Strawberries & Cream extraordinary. Häagen-Dazs has also collaborated with the sports fashion brand, Björn Borg, to design their limited edition ice cream boxes and containers. What do you think?

They look great with a clean, minimal Scandinavian touch don’t you think?

Anyway, I think I must have eaten three of these ice cream bars at Wimbledon.

They were so moreish, with the Häagen-Dazs’ signature luxury ice cream, handpicked strawberries and a crisp outer Belgian chocolate coating. Wimbledon I was so lucky to have been given Centre Court tickets. I got to watch Konta win against Vekic.

So excited to follow Konta’s journey, as she really is the British hopeful to be the champion at this year’s Wimbledon ladies’ tennis. Here’s the other British hopeful, last year’s Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray.  I saw him play against Dustin Brown, which he won. Here’s a shot of Dustin Brown on Centre Court.

I also got to see Nadal play against Donald Young. It’s a shame that Nadal is now out of the championships. His match against Muller on TV was tense, and they both fought right till the end. Anyway, back to the topic of strawberries and cream. You can get the Strawberries & Cream version in a tub too. As you can see, I couldn’t resist, and had started eating out of the tub. We’ve been getting quite a few hot days in London lately, and I thought I’d share with you another way of enjoying my ice cream whilst watching Wimbledon on TV.

Quite simply, I’ve mixed 2 portions of milk, with 1 portion or cup of fresh strawberries with 2 cups of the ice cream in the blender to make a milkshake.

I’ve also made little strawberry skewers to dip into my milkshake too. What can I say? it’s just so good. My family have now gone through 4 tubs of Häagen-Dazs in 1 week.

You too can get your hands on this delectable ice cream. The single serve stickbars are available to purchase at Wimbledon and on Amazon Prime Now, which offers customers in selected postcodes a choice of 2 hour, same day delivery. The multipack collection is also available at Sainsbury’s nationally.

They will all retail during the tennis season till end of July 2017. So, do try it before they run out. I will be ordering more.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. I will be back soon with more interiors post, including a special peek at my outdoor space.

( All photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This post is a sponsored collaboration with Häagen-Dazs, but all views are my own).

haagen-dasz-bar-photo-by-geraldine-tan-little-big-bell Since the UK weather today and tomorrow is predicted to be a scorching 30°C ( highly unusual for mid September), I thought it was the perfect time to show you Häagen-Dazs‘ newly launched ice cream stick bars.

Häagen-Dazs has just released 3 new flavours and I was so excited when they asked me to style and photograph them for the blog. Even better, I got to taste the new flavours as I shot them.

haagen-dazs-ice-lolly This is the White chocolate and almond stick bar. It is a mixture of creamy vanilla ice cream, crunchy caramelised almonds and a coating of real white Belgian chocolate. vanilla-and-almond-haagen-dasz-photo-by-little-big-bell I love white chocolate and this was so velvety and smooth.

The mix of white chocolate with the fragrance of vanilla in the ice cream and the subtle crunch of almonds made each bite heavenly.

To go with the heavenly theme, I decided to style this flavour in a bright and light background filled with freshly picked colourful edible flowers.

Does this sound good? There is more to come.
haagen-dazs-vanilla-almond-caramel-little-big-bell This is another one to tempt. Introducing you to the Vanilla Caramel Almond stick bar. haagen-dazs-vanilla-caramel-almond-photo-by-geraldine-tan-little-big-bell Here you get a thick coating of delicious Belgian milk chocolate coated with chunks of crunchy almonds.

As you bite, there is that satisfying crack to the chocoale, then you reach that classic cold vanilla and then a pleasant surprise of thick caramel sauce. haagen-dazs-salted-caramel-photo-by-geraldine-tan-of-littlebigbell-com If you want a stick bar that has no chunks and something other than vanilla, then this is for you.

Introducing you to Häagen-Dazs’ Salted Caramel. It’s made of a rich Belgian chocolate coating over Häagen-Dazs’ signature Salted Caramel ice cream. haagen-dazs-salted-caramel-photo-by-little-big-bell I just love the sweet of Caramel with that sea salt kick to the taste buds.

So which one will you pick? These stick bars are available in the U.K at your local Tesco Express and Co-op stores now. With the predicted heat wave today, I know I will be cooling down with one of the above.

Hope you have enjoyed the photography I did for Häagen-Dazs. I know I’ve enjoyed eating them ( perks of the business right?)

Enjoy the sun and have a great day.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Häagen-Dazs but all opinions are my own).

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