Worlds smallest ice cream van dishes out tiny treats

9 July 2013
Former Emmerdale bad boy Tom Lister serves the treats to Life on Mars actor Dean Andrews
Former Emmerdale bad boy Tom Lister serves the treats to Life on Mars actor Dean Andrews


The world’s smallest ice cream van cooled down sun kissed little visitors, as the Great Yorkshire Show got off to a scorching start.

The Fab mini ice cream van (pictured) made a pit stop at the Welcome to Yorkshire beach as part of its national tour this summer to mark the launch of a new family of mini ice lollies.

Also stopping by were former Emmerdale bad boy Tom Lister and Life on Mars actor Dean Andrews who stripped off to help launch a new range of Tour de France Grand Départ merchandise.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said:

We are thrilled to have both Tom and Dean here to help launch the new Tour de France merchandise and to show their support for the Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire next year.

Last year’s show was all about wellies and cagoules, this year it’s sunshine and celebrities and I for one am absolutely delighted to be on a beach in Harrogate, in the sun with an ice cream!

Measuring just 54 inches (1.37m) by 41 inches (1.04m), the mini ice cream van is made from the world’s smallest car, the Peel P50. The award winning R&R Ice Cream, based in Leeming Bar, is behind the new Nestlé ice cream products and samples have been handed out at the show.

The tiny ice cream van is part of the Yorkshire Water beach, made from 20 tonnes of sand transported to Harrogate from Scarborough.

Fab brand manager, Holly Twiss, said:

We wanted to create a bit of spectacle to mark the exciting launch of Nestlé Minis, and what better way than to celebrate one of the best traditions of British summertime – the ice cream van.

Fab ice lollies are another iconic summer tradition, having been around for more than 45 years, and the new mini version is sure to inject some fun at the Great Yorkshire Show this year.

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