14 January 2019
The Expo is organised by the industry’s trade association – the Ice Cream Alliance (ICA).
80% of ICA members had a bumper 2018 and the only possible cloud on the horizon seems to be Brexit. In a recent survey, 79% of the ICA membership feels... Read more
21 August 2018
Ryeburn of Helmsley found the perfect way to kick off their 30th anniversary celebrations by winning the First Flavour class at the ICA’s National Ice Cream Competition, with their mint choc chip flavour ice cream.
When they first started out in business it was a way of using up the surplus milk which they produced at... Read more
02 August 2018
The Lewes based company, who have just celebrated their 20th anniversary, have been a distributor for the JoyGelato range of Ice Cream products, produced by Irca in Italy, since they first introduced the range in 2013.
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20 July 2018
The venture was started by business partners David and Jon, to provide quality gelato to David’s pizzeria, Miaitalia. When asked how it felt to win the award, Jon said “As a new business who only started trading late December 2016, we were absolutely delighted to win Best Newcomer at... Read more
06 July 2018
Fochabers, who are celebrating their 8th birthday, was set up in 2010 after Sheila decided she wanted a change from working in the meat industry. She had never made ice cream before but after renovating an old antique shop into a parlour, she set about thinking of new and creative things to entice people to Fochabers. Her... Read more
14 June 2018
Mediterranean Ices was born when Ignazio Cardazzone bought the factory he worked in when he was younger. When asked what inspired him to start his business, Ignazio said “During the 70s and 80s I spent most of my... Read more
29 May 2018
In 1987, Lewis and Sue Richards set up Minoli’s of Machen after attending a two week course and learning how to make ice cream. Lewis spent the first 30 years of his life as a dairy farmer and was keen to use his knowledge of good milk to make excellent ice cream. Sue said “M... Read more
18 May 2018
The Gelateria opened in 1926, and Ricky and Hannah Forte are now the third generation owners of the family business, after taking the helm in 1987. They are the perfect example of persistence paying off, as their gold medal in the Blackcurrant Frozen Yoghurt class is their first National Ice Cream Competition win.... Read more
11 May 2018
Based in Stonehouse, Dave has been at the helm of ‘Dave’s Delicious Soft Serve’ for 47 years, and his 2018 win is his third consecutive victory in the competition!
When asked about his third win he said “It felt fantastic, especially because it was my third time winning. I put it... Read more
02 May 2018
The flavour categories have been released for the next Competition, and the offerings provide a great variety of options to suit everyone; from the fruity delights of passionfruit, to the nutty joys of hazelnut.
As the Ice Cream Alliance... Read more