A Ledbury toddler has had a new ice cream named after her from a recipe created to cater for her special medical needs.

Vivian-Elizabeth Pedlingham, aged two, of Barnett Avenue, loves ice cream but cannot eat most milk or soya-based products because they result in an allergic reaction and trigger her eczema.

Beaconhill Ice Cream Parlour, off The Homend, has created Vivian's Tangerine, a special sorbet recipe that the toddler can enjoy in a cone like other youngsters of her age.

Her delighted mum Sara said: "I'm very pleased that someone has taken the trouble. No one's done anything like this to help her before."

As well as Vivian's Tangerine, inspired by the toddler's favourite fruit, she also tried a new strawberry sorbet developed by Beaconhill to suit her needs on a visit on Wednesday.

Parlour owner Eirn Barron, of Beaconhill Farm, Bosbury, said: "We get a number of requests for ice creams to suit individual needs.

"We make a special vanilla ice cream for diabetics, for example. We're glad to help."