Once upon a time to get the milk, everything had to be done by hand but now our girls are milked by Phil Carlisle and his team in the modern milking parlour, they often enjoying a one to one conversation whilst being milked! The girls are tucked up warm at night in one of the barns at night then at 5.30am every morning they head down to the milking parlour to eat their breakfast while they are being milked. Each of one of our herd wears a special collar with a micro chip and unique number to identify who's who in the herd. We can also record how much milk each of the girls produce and how much feed we need to giver them to keep them fit and healthy. Cows love a routine and they are always eager to see Farmer Phil. it has been scientifically proven happy cows produce more milk, and our milk yield has recently been steadily increasing so our girls must be happy!
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.