Granny Gothards, naturally from the farm - Handmade Somerset ice cream and sorbet

Welcome to Granny Gothards!

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Ice Cream and Sorbets

We're passionate about ice cream! Located on the glorious Somerset Levels, the cows roam the land, munching on the lush grass in summer and snuggling up in their cosy barns in winter. They are so proud of the creamy milk they produce that they wanted us to share it with you.

So, conscious of anything artificial and loving the idea of using the fabulous local produce in our area, we make Granny Gothards ice creams. Seriously creamy and from pasture to pot in just a day, they truly are as fresh as it gets. Delicious! 100% natural, with no artificial additives, colourings or stabilisers.

Our mouth-watering sorbets are created using luscious fresh fruits, with a little water and sugar. Simple! They are as scrumptious as our ice creams, but totally dairy-free.

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WEDDINGS AND EVENTS: Hire an ice cream cart!

Ice Cream Kits

Our brand new ice cream kits were recently voted Best New Product at the 2014 Farm Shop and Deli Show !

They are now available for you to try in your own home. Currently available in 3 flavours for you to make, they will enable you to make the wonderfully smooth artisan ice cream that Granny Gothards is famous for.

You will need to add the dairy ingredients and together with the packs of secret recipe Anglaise and the natural flavouring you will make an ice cream that you can share with pride with your family and friends. So what are you waiting for, have a go and let us know how you get on.

We are currently developing the next flavours, ssshhhh but I think it is going to be White Belgian Chocolate ! so keep watching our web and Facebook sites and let us know if there are any ideas you have for the next amazing flavours.

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News from the farm

  • Autumn newsletter from the parlour

    Autumn newsletter 2014

    Well it seems almost unbelievable that we are almost through September. The parlour has been so busy that the summer months flew by in the blink of an eye. With glorious weather through June and July the ice cream 'season' got off to a flying start and thanks to the lovely Indian summer it is still going strong. It seems that we no sooner put fresh batches on the freezer shelves than they are empty again – long may it continue!

    Thanks to all our customers, the faithful who regularly taste our wares and the new converts, some of whom have sampled Granny Gothards delights for the first time whilst on holiday in the south west.

    We are now supplying more and more food service customers thanks in large part to La Chasse who continue to distribute to customers for us further afield.

    We are really thrilled that the lovely Steven Kiernan at Silver's Pantry, Prockters Farm, West Monkton in Taunton is stocking both our kits (more on those later) and a wide flavour selection of both 100ml and 500ml pots. Silver's Pantry is ideally located to serve both our Taunton and Bridgwater customers and Steven has the most delicious foods to tempt you as well as coffee and friendly service.

    We would love even more outlets, retail and trade, for both our ices and kits so please get in touch if this is of interest to you wherever you may be located.

    We have added some new flavours as you probably know if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter. They include Burnt Butter, Blueberry, White Chocolate and Guinness ice creams and Sour Cherry sorbet. We have also improved our chocolate ice cream which is now made with real Belgian chocolate. Although the weather is still very summery we are turning our attentions to the festive season so that we can hit the ground running. To old favourites of Bailey's and Christmas Pudding ice creams and Mulled Wine sorbet we are adding a really gorgeous Chocolate Orange Ice cream and yes, it is as delicious as it sounds!

    Those of you who are regular listeners to BBC Somerset may already know that we welcomed the breakfast show's Emma Britton and her producer Dean Poolman at the parlour. Emma tried her hand at making ice cream for her 'Emma Tries' slot on her show as part of the Summer in Somerset season. What a great time we all had!
    Emma made her own batch of Speckled Mint ice cream which she generously shared with her team back at the studio live on air.

    We are particularly proud to announce success in this year's Great Taste awards. We were given 2 stars each for our Cinnamon ice cream and Beetroot And Horseradish sorbet. These awards are not easily come by and we join a very prestigious club of winners.

    As promised earlier here is the wonderful news of the launch of Granny Gothards Original Ice Cream Kits. We told you in the last newsletter that they would be ready for sale in July and sales have exceeded all expectation. They are available at the moment in Vanilla, Honeycomb and Chocolate flavours. Please check out the kit pages on the website for more details and information on how and where you can get one to try for yourself.

    If any of you are attending the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC from 20th- 23rd November then Amanda will be delighted to see you on the Granny Gothards Original Ice Cream Kit stand - number J42. She will have the 3 regular kits plus a special Christmas Pudding ice cream kit and some festive moulds! What a perfect and unique gift idea.

    On a personal note I have to tell you that I (Granny Jean) will be hanging up my ice cream scoop at the end of September. Having come into the business world at a 'mature' age it is time for me to take things more easily and make way for younger blood. Granny Gothards will remain in Amanda's more than capable and safe hands and she will continue to take the business to wider markets and dizzier heights. There are already some very exciting new projects in the pipeline so please watch this space, Facebook and Twitter for announcements as and when they come to fruition.

    I think I have covered everything so will just finish by wishing you all the very best from us at the parlour!

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  • Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2014
    Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2014

    It was a great pleasure to meet so many people at the Speciality Food Fair 2014. It is always a pleasure to get feedback on the ice cream kits and also Granny Gothards Ice cream.

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  • Baked Alaska Challenge
    Baked Alaska Challenge

    Have you been inspired by the Great British Bake Off Baked Alaska Challenge then why not try one of our amazing Ice Cream Kits. You can make the Ice Cream without the need of an ice cream machine, bake your own sponge and then use the egg whites you have left over from the ice cream to make the perfect meringue to cover it all.

    Be careful no one takes your ice cream out of the freezer!!

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  • Listen: Interview with BBC Somerset
    Listen: Interview with BBC Somerset

    As part of BBC Somerset early morning news show, Emma Britton has been doing a feature ‘Summer in Somerset’ and ’Emma Tries……..’

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Ice Cream Cakes

We have created some fantastically yummy ice cream cakes which are wonderful for birthday parties, celebrations and dinner parties or for any special occasion. We have several delicious options available, so please contact us for more details.

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Visit Us

Why not visit us at Granny Gothards HQ, where you can sample some of the wonderful array of flavours we have in stock before you decide what to buy? Email us for times and further information.

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Stocklists

We can and do supply to both the retail and wholesale markets. If you would like to find out where to buy Granny Gothards or if you would like to be a stockist, please contact us. We will be delighted to bring you some sample tasters.

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Parlour Talk

We have been awarded several Taste of the West (TOTW) & Great Taste awards over the last six years - most recently in 2012, a silver TOTW award for Strawberries & Cream and a bronze TOTW award for Caramel ice cream. We also received a Gold Star Great Taste Award for our Somerset Cider Brandy ice cream.

2013 saw us win a Gold Award for our Raspberry Rapport and out Hazelnut Ice Cream,

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GOLD Award
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Food & Drink Awards
Great Taste 2014
Great Taste 2014
2 Stars
Great Taste 2013
Great Taste 2013
1 Star
Great Taste 2012
Great Taste 2012
1 Star
Great Taste 2011
Great Taste 2011
1 Star