Ice cream lovers can rejoice as brand new-to-the-region natural, artisan ice cream brand, Granny Gothards makes its way to the UAE from the South West of England. Offering something for everyone, you can enjoy some Great British favourites including Vanilla Royal Crown, Strawberries and Cream and Honeycomb. Or for a taste of the Middle East, Pistachio and Rosewater flavours are a must-try!
Fresh milk from the Granny Gothards herd of Jersey and Friesian cows and thick creamy double cream from the beautiful West Country in the UK, hand blended with fresh egg yolks and sugars make up the delicious ice cream. The wellbeing of the cows comes first on the Granny Gothards farm and they are left to graze freely and stay stress free in the fields of the South-West. In return, the cows give back with their exceptionally creamy milk!
Established in 2012, owner Amanda Stansfield wanted to create a range of ice creams that were totally different to those readily available in the marketplace. She initially developed a range of 12 flavours, made in the old-fashioned traditional way of making a Crème Anglaise, a type of custard and then churned it until frozen, therefore becoming an ice cream. Using milk straight from the farm that they were working on and adding only the freshest locally sourced double cream and egg, Granny Gothards soon had a wonderful formula for a delicious, natural ice cream that was pastured to pot in just a few hours. Soon after, Granny Gothards added a range of real fruit sorbets, again with their company’s vision in mind, using clean ingredients and only the very best fruits and fruit purees.
Initially Granny Gothards sold their goods at fetes, summer fairs and to a few local chefs who very quickly became aware of just how good the ices were. Their flavours soon increased to 30 and within 3 years, Granny Gothards were supplying chefs as far apart as the UK, Dubai and China. Throughout this time, Amanda and her team pledged to never change the way they made their ice creams or change the quality of ingredients they use.
Today Granny Gothards boasts over 195 flavours of ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts and a full range of no compromise vegan flavours across the world. They also offer a totally unique bespoke flavour development service for chefs and a brand-new state of the art production facility, however the one thing that still has not changed is the way that they make their ice cream. They now still use the same machines, the same fresh ingredients – just more of them! Their ethos since launching is to never compromise and you can be sure that every spoonful of this luxurious range of ices will be as great as Granny Gothards promises.
In 2020, Granny Gothards teamed up with Dubai based Tacct Global who now represent the brand globally. Since this match made in heaven, the brand is now available in 3 countries in the Gulf Region and have expansion plans for 2021, launching in retail across Canada and North America.
All of Granny Gothards packaging is fully recyclable and made in England. They take great care producing their ice creams and are proud to be completely gluten free, with sorbets also suitable for a vegetarian and vegan diet. They do not use any skimmed milk powder, artificial additives or colourings.