With Wimbledon a day away, our thoughts, naturally, turn towards that perennial British summer favourite, fresh strawberries accompanied with the finest Cornish clotted cream or perhaps a scoop of the tastiest Cornish clotted ice cream.
The thick velvety texture and full flavour of Cornish clotted cream is something truly unique that is deeply rooted into the history of Cornwall. In fact, clotted cream is so strongly associated with Cornwall that the EU decided to grant ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ for clotted cream made in the county to a traditional recipe. So, legally it must be made in Cornwall, using milk from Cornish cows and have a fat content of at least 55%!
Rodda’s of Cornwall are one of the oldest producers of clotted cream with over 100 years’ experience. Their dairy in Redruth is a mere half hour drive from our Newquay properties of Surfside and Apt 11, 1 Lusty Glaze and it’s here they craft their world-famous clotted cream, farmhouse Cornish butter, milk and pouring cream. Go on, treat yourself to these wonderfully indulgent Cornish delights!
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Trewithen Dairy has always been in the family. From its base at Greymare Farm in Lostwithiel, half an hour from 4 Trevanger Cottage in St Minver, Trewithen Dairy produces and distributes a delicious range of milk, butter, yoghurt and Cornish clotted cream. You won’t be able to resist it!
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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better and you’ve delighted in a generous dollop of Cornish clotted cream with your scone, jam before cream of course when in Cornwall, you then discover ice cream made with traditional Cornish clotted cream exists! It’s time to tickle those taste buds once more, and indulge in a scoop of truly delicious ‘Cornish ice cream’, but remember, unless it specifies ‘Cornish clotted cream’, it’s not the real deal!
To keep you on track, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite traditionally made ice creams that you can find near Cornish Seaview Cottages coastal properties…
Callestick Farm is a working family farm near Truro, only a 20 minute drive from Mawgan Porth and Chi An Mor and Beach Retreat. The ice cream is all about natural goodness and over the last 25 years the Parker family have perfected the ultimate ice cream recipe, creating over 35 awesome flavours, from clotted cream & strawberries to Cornish sea salted caramel, with speciality flavours, the clotted cream collection and so much more! The farm is open to all, so check out the dairy herd, see the ice cream being made and have fun trying to choose which delicious flavour you want!
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Treleavens in Lanivet is half an hour from Padstow and Port Isaac, where you’ll find the Beau Vista Apartments, Bay View and Little Sark. Here at Treleavens they produce seriously special Cornish ice cream with a touch of luxury. It really is the ice cream of aficionados and is served in top restaurants and ice cream parlours up and down Cornwall, so you should never be far from a scoop! Don’t be surprised to find weird and wonderful flavours including saffron and blue cheese. Or how about the vodka pink grapefruit flavour? Strawberries and cream is divine, while sticky toffee fudge is sheer indulgence. Enjoy!
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Pavilion Ice, Perranporth is only 20 minutes from Newquay and Surfside. Their fantastic homemade Cornish ice cream inspired by Italian Gelato is served up in their luxury ice cream parlour. They have thought of every flavour, from traditional clotted Cornish vanilla to marshmallow madness and are on a mission to create the freshest and tastiest ice cream in Cornwall. They’ve even conjured up an ice cream for dogs, so now everyone’s happy!
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Roskilly’s is a quick 10minute drive from the Garden Apartment at Acton Castle. For a cow to cone experience head to Roskilly’s Organic Farm. At its open farm, visitors can see ice cream being made and try up to 45 varieties of scrumptious Cornish ice cream. Stroll through the meadows, meet the animals and watch the Jersey cows being milked. Finish up in the ice cream parlour for an indulgent tasting!
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Helsett Farm in Lesnewth near Boscastle is only 10 minutes from Seagull Barn and 15 minutes from Boskenna. This delightful traditional dairy farm produces organic North Cornish ice creams, sorbets, smoothies, yoghurt and clotted cream. The flavours are exceptional – star anise, peppered strawberry, Agen prunes and Armagnac, rose, cardamom and almond!
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Moomaid of Zennor is based at Tremedda near St Ives and their ice cream is the stuff of legends. With milk from the farms very own Friesian cows it is as fresh and as pure as it comes with over 30 sumptuous flavours from the traditional favourites such as vanilla bean & Cornish clotted cream and honeycomb, to more unique concoctions like limoncello lemon curd, salted caramel praline and the now infamous shipwreck ice cream. You won’t be disappointed!
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Kelly’s of Cornwall originated in the 1890’s and has a distinctive creamy flavour and velvety smoothness from the locally sourced milk and Cornish clotted cream. Kelly’s vans are a recognizable feature on many of the Cornish beaches and can be enjoyed whatever the weather!
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Go on, we dare you, which flavour will you choose first from this array of mouth watering traditional Cornish ice creams?