A MUM-AND-DAUGHTER partnership are preparing to open their fourth ice cream parlour in Penarth.

Lauren and Michelle Evans opened their first Fablas branch in Cowbridge in 2016, and have since opened locations in Porthcawl and Caerphilly.

And now they are preparing to open a fourth location in Penarth next week - despite Lauren having given birth to her daughter Mae just eight weeks ago.

Penarth Times: Michelle and Lauren EvansMichelle and Lauren Evans (Image: Fablas)

Michelle and Lauren Evans. Picture: Fablas

Lauren said: “I love working with mum, we have come so far in seven years.

“We have grown year-on-year and am very proud of us as a team of women.

“There is no limit to what we, as woman can achieve, we came into the ice cream world complete novices, but with our passion, drive and love for our brand we have come a long way in a short time."

Penarth Times: Fablas' Caerphilly counter Fablas' Caerphilly counter (Image: Fablas)

Fablas' Caerphilly counter. Picture: Fablas

The parlour sources ingredients from local Welsh businesses, their ice cream and milk are supplied by dairy farm Ty Tanglwyst, in Porthcawl.

Penarth Times: Three generations - Lauren, Michelle and baby MaeThree generations - Lauren, Michelle and baby Mae (Image: Fablas)

Three generations - Lauren, Michelle and baby Mae. Picture: Fablas

Lauren makes the ice cream, adding all the ingredients by hand, which are then poured into a batch freezer where the churning process begins. Once the ice cream has reached optimum temperature it is then transferred into Napoli pans (large tubs) or take-home tubs.

The ice cream is then hand finished with ripples and inclusions. 

Penarth Times: Fablas ice-creamFablas ice-cream (Image: Fablas)

Fablas ice-cream. Picture: Fablas

Lauren said: “We produce all the ice-cream in house.

“It is a traditional ice-cream house.

“We have 120 flavours available, and you can have 24 flavours at any given time.”

Penarth Times: Outside the Caerphilly storeOutside the Caerphilly store (Image: Fablas)

Outside the Caerphilly store. Picture: Fablas

The parlour will also sell a variety of sweet treats including ice cream, sundaes, cakes, waffles, pancakes and milkshakes.