AN ice cream parlour has become an unlikely winter wonderland for people seeking a tasty new year treat.

For Molly Moo’s, which has recently relaunched at a new location in Hexham, is offering hot, home-made snacks alongside traditionally colder favourites.

Jennie Wright has taken over from her friend, Lorraine Whitfield, at the helm of the popular business, which has moved from the Cattle Market, into new premises on St Mary’s Chare.

It’s a first venture into the world of business for Jennie, who is originally from Newcastle, and now lives at Humshaugh.

“I’ve previously worked in retail,” she said. “The chance came about to take on this great business and continue the Molly Moo’s name in Hexham, and I just had to take it. We opened in November, which might seem unusual for an ice cream parlour, but the welcome we’ve had has been fantastic.”

Molly Moo’s offers hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, hot dogs, soup, milkshakes and smoothies, waffles and pancakes. It even hosts birthday parties where children can make their own sundaes. Jennie uses Cream O’Galloway ice cream in a multitude of flavours, and caters for vegans, diabetics, and those with gluten free requirements.

“We want to cater for everyone,” said Jennie. “People can tailor their own milkshakes using different sweets, chocolates and biscuits.”

Molly Moos has now moved premises twice since it was originally launched on Hallstile Bank in 2016.