New Lanark Ice Cream: award winning ice cream with a unique twist – it’s made and sold in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
The ice cream here in New Lanark is made by the team: Andy Park and Ronnie North. Andy and Ronnie’s ice cream factory has been in New Lanark for roughly 2 months now as it was relocated from Lanark to New Lanark in May 2016. Both spent 3 and a half years in the Lanark ice cream factory. New Lanark’s ice cream is sold throughout central Scotland to hotels, restaurants and also to local butchers. Not only is the ice cream distributed outside of New Lanark but it is also sold on site and can be bought in the Mill Café, New Lanark Mill Hotel, Village Store and Wee Row Hostel. There is also a van down at a local garden centre, Dobbies, where you can find New Lanark’s ice cream.
Ice cream factory
The process of making the ice cream can take up to 10/14 hours and there are set days for doing each part of the process. The machinery down in the factory is modern and up to date, ensuring a high quality product is produced. The factory has large windows which allows you to see how the ice cream is made and we are looking to incorporate this into the guided tours of the village so visitors can see the ice cream production up close!
Andy and Ronnie are always looking for ways to expand New Lanark Ice Cream, and there are many exciting developments in the pipeline for the future!
What makes New Lanark ice cream unique?
New Lanark’s ice cream is unique and incomparable to any other ice cream brand because it is made and sold in New Lanark World Heritage Site. New Lanark ice cream is also full dairy and that is why it has such a lovely taste. Grahams (the Scottish family farming and dairy business) milk and butter is used when making the ice cream. This shows that the ice cream ingredients are from top quality farms and also that everything is kept local.
Now onto the awards! New Lanark ice cream has won many awards in the past several years, including overall champion prize at the Royal Highland Show in 2015 for the Simply Vanilla flavour. New Lanark ice cream is now up there with the very best of ice cream. Below is a list of all the awards that New Lanark ice cream has won recently…
Royal Highland Show 2016 – Bronze – Simply Vanilla
Royal Highland Show 2016 – Bronze – Raspberry Panna Cotta
Royal Highland Show 2016 – Bronze – Candied Orange
Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – Bronze Medal – Simply Vanilla
Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – Diplomas of Merit – Simply Vanilla & Mascarpone and Strawberry
Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – Diploma – Puff Candy
Royal Highland Show 2015 – Overall Champion Ice Cream – Simply Vanilla
Royal Highland Show 2015 – Gold – Simply Vanilla
Royal Highland Show 2015 – Bronze – Jammy Dodger
Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2015 – Diploma of Merit – Simply Vanilla
Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2015 – Diplomas – Vanilla Pod & Jaffa Cake
Andy and Ronnie are both extremely proud of their achievements and receiving the awards. These awards speak for themselves, 11 awards in the past 2 years. New Lanark is now a serious name in the ice cream industry and have proven that they are up there with the best.
To find out more about enjoying New Lanark’s Ice Cream, visit the New Lanark Ice Cream page on the New Lanark website!
Ronan – New Lanark Marketing Intern