Where to go for incredible ice cream
The inside scoop on where to get the best ice cream in Cornwall...
Roskilly’s Organic Farm
For a cow to cone experience head to Roskilly’s Organic Farm on the Lizard Peninsula. This is where the grass is green, the cows are happy and the milk is luscious making oh-so-scrumptious Cornish ice cream in more than 30 delicious flavours. Stroll through the meadows, meet the animals and if you time it right, catch the star Jersey cows being milked. Finish up in the ice cream parlour for an indulgent tasting - we’re big fans of the Cream Tea flavour and just love all the chewy, crunchy and nutty bits; in true Roskilly stylee they're all made on the farm!
It’s all about natural goodness at Callestick Farm, producers of to-die-for creamy yumminess. A small herd of Friesian cows live the life of luxury here, soaking up the sunshine from their lush fields near the north Cornish coast. They are looked after by the Parker family who over the last 25 years have perfected the ultimate ice cream recipe and have created 35 awesome flavours. Take a sneak peek into what they get up to from the farm viewing gallery which looks into the ice cream factory and say hello to the farmyard animals. Oh, and if we could forget…visit the shop for some of the most delicious ice cream you’ll ever taste!
One for ice cream purists, Jelberts on the seafront in Newlyn is a little piece of vanilla heaven. There is a choice of flavours; vanilla, vanilla or...yup, you guessed it, vanilla and oh is it good! Masters of keeping things simple these guys make their praised chilled treat themselves and take their milk straight from the cows. Mix it up with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream or opt for a flake!
Mr B's Ice Cream Parlour
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. Offering 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 Apple, Lime and Mint sorbet that tastes just like a Mojito or the popular Mango sorbet.
Chapel Porth beach
The little National Trust run café here is famous for serving up legendary 'hedgehog' ice creams, a concoction of Cornish ice cream, covered in clotted cream and topped with crushed hazelnuts. Yes, it’s naughty but boy is it good. Delish!
Moomaid of Zennor
Made on the farm at Tremedda in far-flung west Cornwall, Moomaid of Zennor ice cream is the stuff of legends. With milk from the farms very own Friesian cows it is as fresh and as pure as it comes and flavours range from traditional favourites such as Vanilla Bean & Cornish Clotted Cream and Honeycomb, to more unique concoctions like Limoncello Lemon Curd, Salted Caramel Praline and the now infamous Shipwreck Ice Cream. Try it with a view from the Moomaid Parlours in St Ives and Porthtowan.
Seriously special, Treleavens is Cornish ice cream with a touch of luxury. It’s the ice cream of aficionados served in top restaurants and ice cream parlours up and down Cornwall. Feeling flamboyant? Try the vodka pink grapefruit flavour. The strawberries and cream flavour is Cornish class in a scoop, while sticky toffee fudge is nothing short of sheer indulgence.
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