Once upon a time to get the milk, everything had to be done by hand but now we get our high butter fat content milk from a local herd of cows. These cows spend hours grazing on the luscious Yorkshire grass which makes their milk super creamy and perfect for our ice cream. The food miles are kept incredibly low, as the cows are kept on a farm that is local to us here in Wensleydale, which also means it is on hand and fresh to make all our 25 different ice cream recipes.
This is undertaken by our very important master mixer who knows our recipes off by heart and is sworn to secrecy! With each mix, he adds the precise amount of each ingredient to create our delicious ice cream. First, he adds our fresh whole milk and double cream, then pure cane sugar, skimmed milk powder and stabilisers which help give the ice cream more texture. The mix is then heated to kill any harmful bacteria in the raw milk, known as pasteurisation.