With the weather warming up and Jubilee weekend just around the corner, what better excuse is there to create a street party-style summer feast for all your friends and family to enjoy? Whether you’re getting together with loved ones over a barbecue or just kicking back and soaking up the sun, we’ve got plenty of ideas to treat yourself and celebrate the season!
Anyone fancy an ice cream?
Is that even a question?! Nothing says summer quite like ice cream, and nothing makes it quite like the Cook’s Essentials Ice Cream Maker. There are countless reasons why we love this fabulous machine (which is why we had to give it to you at this amazing price!), but one of the best ones is that it allows you to whip up your favourite flavours whenever you like, whether you want Italian-style gelato, frozen yoghurt, milkshakes, dairy-free sorbet and more. Not only is it so simple to use (you just put your ingredients into a tub, freeze it, then process it!), but it also allows you to add only the ingredients you want, so everyone’s catered for, from vegans to those wanting to watch their sugar intake.
There are seven mix-in programs to make it super easy, ensuring perfect results every time and an even distribution of ingredients, so there’ll be no fighting over who has more chocolate chips! It’s so much fun letting your creativity run wild and inventing new flavours, so with the five ice cream tubs included, you can make up to five different varieties for everyone to enjoy.
Since the ice cream maker creates delicious treats in a matter of minutes once you’ve frozen your ingredients, you’ll essentially have your own at-home ice cream station when the Jubilee weekend rolls around, ideal for treating kids and grown-ups alike! If that sounds pretty idyllic (it does to us!), don’t miss the Cook’s Essentials Ice Cream Maker.
Crack out the cake
In our books, you can’t get more British than a bit of cake, so it’s just as well The Baking Boys are back in town! Passionate about baking since 2002, each mouth-watering baked creation they make is handmade, so you’ll really get a taste of Great British deliciousness with every bite. Perfect for treating your loved ones on a picnic or for tucking into over the weekend, their sweet and savoury bakes are sure to hit the spot.
Just feast your eyes on this beauty… you get two of them, so there’ll be plenty to share round (one for you and one for your guests, maybe?).
And they do more than just cracking cakes – these tarts are bound to go down a treat this summer.
Brought to you on air by our returning baker at QVC, Brett Hornby, you can discover more about The Baking Boys with a little help from him. Get that kettle on!
It’s well known that cake is the perfect way to mark a celebration, so if you’re having a Platinum Jubilee knees-up (or just fancy marking the occasion!), The Original Cake Company has Jubilee baking in the bag.
This fabulous selection of 18 Jubilee Exquisite British cakes gives their beloved chocolate and fruit cake recipes the royal treatment, adorned in the colours of the Union Jack. They make a brilliant centrepiece for your party or picnic, or why not enjoy them throughout the week for a bit of fun and fabulous flavour?
They also make mouth-watering muffins in iconic British flavours, including Victoria Sponge, Strawberry & White Chocolate and Chocolate & Caramel to name a few… let’s just say we don’t think you’ll have any of these left over at the end of the weekend!
Make your food fabulous
Laying on delicious party food that friends and family really want to eat can be challenging, but luckily new brand Charlie & Ivy’s is here to help just in time for Jubilee weekend. A family business launched in 2014, they really know their stuff when it comes to great-tasting, seasonal condiments, which is probably why these clever Bread Dippers have won a Great Taste Award!
They’re just the thing for setting out to elevate your party food, or to enjoy as part of a special lunch. Simply dip your bread in them for an artisan-style meal you’ll want to dive into again and again.
If you’re laying on a spread for friends and family, take it to the next level by simply ordering Charlie & Ivy’s Summer Feast Box. You’ll receive Bread Dippers, Marinade, Mayonnaise and Dressing to give your party food a real kick of flavour, all with an irresistible summery vibe you’ll love. It takes the guesswork out of combining flavours and makes your food that bit more special. No need to thank us!
It’s six o’clock somewhere…
If you fancy toasting the Platinum Jubilee with a bit of a tipple, what could be more reminiscent of the British summertime than a classic G&T? Six O’Clock Gin has happy hour sorted with its invigorating new concoction – Mango, Ginger & Lime Gin, courtesy of a collaboration with celebrated chef Romy Gil MBE.
Capturing the exciting flavours of India with a special blend of herbs and spices, as well as an infusion of juice from native mango, this exciting blend is sure to entice even the most discerning tastebuds, making it a sure winner at your next summer gathering. This gin even comes with a cookbook to inspire your own gin creations, making it the perfect choice to bring to a summer party too!
They do say variety is the spice of life, so if you’d like to let your friends and family find their favourite flavour, these luxury pre-mixed G&T cans from Six O’Clock will delight anyone, showcasing a combination of classic and exotic flavours. There are 12 in total, meaning you can treat everyone, or simply sip one as the sun goes down…
We hope we’ve inspired you to celebrate summer with delicious food and drink, whether you’re getting together with loved ones or enjoying some much-deserved ‘me time’ in the sun. Discover more ways to make the season marvellous at home here.