You may catch Mamma herself, Michelle Martorana, at one of the many wedding fayres around the county. Her vintage ice cream tricycle is unmissable, along with her 1950s-style attire – a dotty pinny and headscarf which evokes that feeling of a bygone era.
That is why so many people book her for their weddings and special occasions to add that something special to their memorable day
“I’ve always wanted my own business, so a connection to ice cream was an obvious choice for me,” says Michelle. “I made a quick decision to set my business up, invested my money into it and within three weeks attended my first wedding fayre at Orsett Hall.”
Mamma Scoop specialises in traditional style Gelato which is silkier and softer on the palate than ice cream.
The flavours on offer are a taste made in heaven – over twenty flavours including Mint Choc Chip and Rum and Raisin to modern day favourites such as Salted Caramel and Cookies. If a client wants a specific flavour this can also be created. “The most unusual I have been asked to provide is blackcurrent and liquorice,” says Michelle.
So how did the name MammaScoop come about?
“MammaScoop is a poignant nod to family. I wanted it to be a reflection of the love and respect I have for my husband and his family, who have been in the ice cream business for over 40 years. ‘Make Mamma proud’ is my motto, so many people like it.”
Michelle who lives in Grays has attended many weddings and events over the past year where her glorious vintage trike has featured both inside a venue or outside in the grounds.
Her favourite booking though was for a very unusual wedding.
“I was asked to be part of a very special day which took place in Lila’s Wood, a magical place the other side of Tring in Hertfordshire. It was straight out of a fairy tale with tepees in the woods, vintage caravans doubling up as the bar – it was simply beautiful and such an honour to be part of it.”
It’s clear Michelle is enjoying her new venture. “I love chatting to people, ice cream makes them smile, especially when they have unlimited servings to enjoy.”
To find out more about MammaScoop call Michelle on 07869 143250/01375 769937 or email her [email protected]