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04/07/16 New Lanark Ice Cream # , , , ,

Making New Lanark Ice Cream

Making New Lanark Ice Cream

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!

 

Ice cream factory

Inside the Ice Cream factory

 

Ice cream in the factory

Ice cream in the factory freezer

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.

Awards

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 – BronzeSimply Vanilla

Royal Highland Show 2016 – BronzeRaspberry Panna Cotta

Royal Highland Show 2016 – BronzeCandied Orange

Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – Bronze MedalSimply Vanilla

Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – Diplomas of MeritSimply Vanilla & Mascarpone and Strawberry

Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2016 – DiplomaPuff Candy

Royal Highland Show 2015 – Overall Champion Ice CreamSimply Vanilla

Royal Highland Show 2015 – GoldSimply Vanilla

Royal Highland Show 2015 – BronzeJammy Dodger

Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2015 – Diploma of MeritSimply Vanilla

Ice Cream Alliance Awards 2015 – DiplomasVanilla Pod & Jaffa Cake

Bronze medal award

Bronze medal award

 

 

New Lanark Ice Cream trophy

The trophy for Overall Champion Ice Cream at the Royal Highland Show 2015

Award certificates

New Lanark ice cream award certificates

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.

Andy and Ronnie

Andy and Ronnie

 

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

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25/05/16 Behind the scenes at New Lanark , New Lanark Ice Cream # , , ,

New home for New Lanark Ice Cream!

New home for New Lanark Ice Cream!

(pictured, Andy Park and Ronnie North of the New Lanark Ice Cream Team)

As of this week New Lanark Ice Cream has a new home! We have moved our Ice Cream factory from the Caldwellside Industrial Estate in Lanark, down into the village of New Lanark. The production of our delicious ice cream will now be taking place in the Mechanics’ Workshop building.

The 3 storey Mechanics’ Workshop is part of a complex of buildings at the far end of the village that were constructed by Robert Owen to help improve efficiency of production in the Mills. The building originally housed a team of skilled tradesmen who built and repaired the machinery and waterwheels, including engineers, wheelwrights, iron and brass founders, wood-turners and blacksmiths- the ‘mechanics’ on whom the mills depended. The complex was powered by a waterwheel until 1929 when a turbine was installed and it is one of the oldest surviving engineering and foundry complexes in Scotland.

Mechanics' Workshop prior to restoration

This photo shows the Mechanics’ Workshop prior to restoration by New Lanark Trust.

New Lanark Ice Cream is currently distributed to hotels & restaurants in Glasgow and throughout the central belt. It is also enjoyed by thousands of visitors annually who visit New Lanark, with the ice cream being sold in the Visitor Centre, Mill Café, Village Store, Wee Row Hostel and served in the New Lanark Mill Hotel.

New Lanark Ice Cream picked up two prestigious awards at the 175th Royal Highland Show which took place from 18-21 June 2015 in Ingliston, Edinburgh. Fighting off competition from some of the top ice cream producers across Scotland, New Lanark Ice Cream’s Simply Vanilla flavour was awarded the top accolade of ‘Overall Champion Ice Cream’. The same ice cream was also awarded ‘Gold’ in the Vanilla Flavour Class and Jammy Dodger also won Bronze in the Flavour Class.

All profits from New Lanark Ice Cream are returned to New Lanark Trust, an independent Scottish charity dedicated to the restoration and development of New Lanark World Heritage Site.

The Ice Cream factory isn’t open to the public (at the moment!) but here are some sneak peek insider photos for our readers…

New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream

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New Lanark Ice Cream

New Lanark Ice Cream awards

You can visit our website to find out more about enjoying a trip to New Lanark, and sampling our delicious Ice Cream!

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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