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Grasmere Gingerbread Ice Cream

Tired of vanilla or strawberry? Then try our new Grasmere Gingerbread Ice Cream!

Flavoured with real Grasmere Gingerbread pieces and crumbs, it’s only available from outside our actual shop.

“For a long time people visiting in the summer have been asking our staff assistants why we didn’t sell ginger ice cream.”

“It was always something I wanted to get around to doing but I never seemed to quite find the time,” said Joanne Hunter, co-owner.

So Grasmere Gingerbread teamed up with Martin Molloy, owner of the renowned ice cream manufacturer Bonds of Elswick.

“It’s a traditional ice cream made with butter, sugar and milk and I’ve added chopped gingerbread pieces, crumbs and ginger pulp to give it a real bite,” explained Bonds owner Martin Molloy.

“The ginger taste is very distinct and the crumbs and pieces give it a real chewy texture.”

Joanne explained that selling the ice cream outside the shop evoked the origins of Grasmere Gingerbread itself.

“When Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 she started off by selling it from a tree stump outside the shop, which at the time was her Church Cottage home,” she said.

Ice-cream is only on sale on dry days outside the shop and is served by the cone or tub.