Despite the weather getting colder, there’s still a place for ice-cream! Perhaps you love to enjoy a cone on a cold and crisp day, or think it is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas pudding. We’ve compiled a top ten round up to celebrate Cornwall’s seriously tasty offerings, whether you’re looking to purchase by the tub or sample them in some of the finest restaurants. Thanks to our loyal social media offering for their great suggestions!
Roskilly’s, St Keverne
Roskilly’s is a working Cornish Organic Farm, on the beautiful southern tip of Cornwall. It started with selling their delicious Clotted Cream, then in the late 80’s, they started making ice cream. To make Roskilly’s ice cream they only ever use their own milk and cream from their lovely Jersey herd, which graze on pastures that have been farmed in a traditional and sustainable way for generations down on their organic, working farm on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall. They have a wonderful range of ice creams, sorbets and frozen yogurts available, including flavours such as caramel crunch, cream tea and orange and mascarpone.
If you’ve dined at some of Cornwall’s illustrious restaurants and cafes, chances are, you’ve already savoured their sorbets and ice creams; they just haven’t shouted about it, until now. They pride themselves as the guardians of refinement, the eminent purveyors of superior ice cream. You’re able to by Treleavens in a tub, and on the shelf at judicious delis around the UK. A particular favourite is the Sticky Toffee Fudge, a nostalgic caramel rapture bursts straight out of ‘ye olde sweet shoppe’. The antithesis of delicate, this is no-holds-barred indulgence — the hard crunch of mini toffee chunks augments the squish of squidgy fudge pips; it’s rounded off with classic caramel ice cream.
Callestick Farm, Callestick
Callestick Farm have been producing champion Cornish ice cream for generations, adhering to the original family recipe. Nestled in a beautiful valley, Callestick Farm is just moments away from the dramatic North Cornwall coastline which has been lovingly farmed by the Parker family since 1953. Their award winning ice cream is expertly made with fresh whole milk from their free range herd, rich double cream or thick Cornish clotted cream, as well as the finest natural ingredients. Just like your Grandma used to make it! You can expect to find interesting flavours such as Bubblegum and Butterscotch and Pecan. You can purchase straight from the farm or from various sellers throughout Cornwall.
Moomaid of Zennor, Zennor
Moomaid of Zennor is a family business producing luxury Cornish ice cream and sorbets.. from Clotted Cream & Vanilla Bean to Salted Almond Praline, and not forgetting their infamous Shipwreck which is made with sea salt caramel, honeycomb and fudge. All of Moomaid’s products are made on the farm, using fresh milk and cream taken daily from their Friesian dairy herd, combined with locally grown fruit and ingredients in the purpose built ice cream room. A full list of flavours can be found on their website and most of them can be sampled in their Ice Cream Parlour on the Harbour Front in St Ives.
Mr B’s Ice Cream, Hayle
The very best artisan ice cream, made seven days a week in the centre of Hayle, using both locally-sourced, Cornish produce and fine Italian ingredients. At Mr B’s they offer both the classics and the eye-popping; from the timeless Vanilla and Fresh Strawberry, to a Dutch Apple Crumble, Maple and Pecan or the spell-bindingly-named Triple Choc Chunk Fudge Chunk Choc Chip Ripple (try rattling that one off in a hurry…). And if you’re more of a sorbet lover why not try the refreshing Red Grape, Kiwi and Strawberry, or the Apple and Elderflower that is so reminiscent of hazy, summer days. Mr B’s just wouldn’t be Mr B’s without all the wonderful and delicious extras: eat-in desserts, homemade fresh sauces and fudge, smoothies and milkshakes.
Valenti’s Gelato-Artisan Ltd, Calstock
Valenti’s have been making seriously creamy ice cream since 1912. Their Ice cream contains no artificial additives, just wholesome natural ingredients. An exciting range of traditional artisan flavours are available for wholesale and retail direct or through their local distributors. They source ingredients from all over the world, such as Cacao from Ecuador, Pistachio, Lemons and Oranges from Sicily, Coffee from Brazil and Hazelnuts from Piedmont. Since 2013 they have been making their products at Calstock, supplying local restaurants hotels and catering businesses. During the Summer Season their demonstration shop is open to members of the public so they may sample and purchase their delicious ice-cream for themselves.
Kelly’s of Cornwall, Bodmin
Made with clotted cream and whole milk, fresh from the cows that graze on Cornwall’s lush green grass, Kelly’s Ice Cream has a distinctive creamy flavour and velvety smoothness that you won’t find in any other ice cream. Perfect for sharing at home, Kelly’s is the ideal accompaniment for any family or special meal occasion. They are the leading brand of Cornish ice cream and a pioneer of the famous Cornish clotted cream ice cream. The Kelly’s of Cornwall story dates back to the late 1890s when Joseph Staffieri moved to the UK from Italy and settled in St Austell. He started a small business selling fish & chips in the winter and ice cream, which he made himself, in the summer. Now you will find Kelly’s at most of the major supermarkets!
Tallships Creamery, Charlestown
Tall Ships Creamery pride themselves on bringing the best of nature, authentic taste and traditional Cornish Ice Cream craftsmanship together, creating seductive ice creams of gourmet quality. Immerse yourself and find your own Ice cream bliss! Their flavours range from pure and simple such as vanilla or clotted cream to carefully created combinations such as caramel and Cornish sea salt or caramelised figs and amaretto. They are always playing and experimenting with different ingredients in our search for unique and intense flavours which are quite simply unforgettable. They even have special cones for most dietary needs.
Pavilion Ice, Perranporth
Pavilion Ice claim to sell ‘Cornish ice cream as its best’. They are a luxury parlour serving handmade Cornish ice-cream, Italian inspired gelato and refreshing sorbets. From Traditional Clotted Cornish Vanilla to Marshmallow Madness, inspired by Disney’s Frozen, they are obsessed with creating the freshest and tastiest ice- cream in Cornwall. They use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible and some sensational natural flavours to create the sweetest Honey Comb, purest Pistachio, and crunchiest Crème Brulee. They have have an outdoor seating area, so you can enjoy your ice cream while overlooking the beach, and if you’re travelling with your four-legged friend then have no fear – they love dogs too!
Bennys Organic Ice Cream, Bude
Benny’s Organic ice cream is a tandem ice cream trike for hire in Cornwall and Devon. All the Ice cream is made in Cornwall at Helsett Farm , 20 miles away from Bude. Their happy pedigree cows produce more than enough organic milk to make their amazing handmade ice cream which is famous in the UK and is sold in the likes of Harrods and Selfridges. Now you can have it at your wedding or any function. Mr Benny dresses in-keeping with the bikes vintage style with his braces and flat cap. It is a great way to keep your guests entertained and create a wow factor.