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  • How do you make Suffolk Meadow Ice Cream?
    We collect or have the milk delivered from Beccles to our purpose built ice creamery in Walpole. There it is carefully heat treated and pasteurised along with double cream, sugar and a few other important ingredients. Once it has reached the desired temperature we chill it and just let it develop. The ice cream mix or 'base mix' as we call it, remains chilled throughout the remainder of the ice cream making process. The next morning our ice cream development team get to work on creating those delicious flavours, using the mixture in small batches and adding the flavours and inclusions depending on that days production schedule. The ice cream is churned and frozen slightly before being potted and placed into our walk in blast chiller. It is a long but very worthwhile process.
  • Can I buy direct from you at Walpole?
    Yes! We have a click and collect form that we are continually updating with available flavours. You can find it here: Suffolk Meadow Click & Collect Please always call before visiting us though as there are certain days and times that we can not accept visitors.
  • Do you handle allergens on site?
    Yes we work with Milk, Peanuts, Nuts small amounts of Soya (generally as part of our chocolate ingredients), Sulphur Dioxide (as part of dried fruits) and egg for baking or in curds. We do not have any Gluten on site.
  • Do you supply wholesale/catering/trade/retail?
    Yes, we supply all types of customers from very small to much larger. We deliver direct within a small radius of the ice creamery at Walpole, and for anything further afield Roberto Ices, at Martlesham, carries a wide range of our flavours. There is more information on our wholesale page
  • Can we hire you for events?
    We absolutely love making ice cream and so we leave the events side of things to the professionals! You will see us with our own stand at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and Strutt Your Mutt , but for the regular events side of things we love to recommend the following companies, and they all use our ice cream: 🍧Sundae Cycle 🍨Hog & Ale Experience 🍧Classice Ice Cream Bike Co (Who also have a great outdoor cinema company Flix Outdoors) 🍨Ruby's Dessert Parlour - Facebook Page and Instagram Page 🍧Vintage Chic Event Hire - Facebook Page and Instagram Page
  • What is an Ice Cream Cake and how do I get one?
    So you may have seen some of our pictures of ice cream cakes. An ice cream cake is literally ice cream in the shape of a cake - well maybe a little more than that! So we create our bespoke, made to order, ice cream cakes by layering 2 separate flavours of ice cream. Between the 2 layers we add a layer of homemade meringue and a sauce or inclusion to compliment the choices of ice cream flavour. Once frozen we turn out onto a cake board and apply a luscious layer of Semifreddo. We can then decorate to suit your theme or wishes. Please bear in mind that working with an ice cream cake in the decorating stages is not like working with a baked cake and so we are a little more limited on the design stage. I think our favourites to date have been the Unicorn and our Grandmother's 100th birthday cake. We need at least 2 weeks notice for cakes. These cakes have to be delivered by us, therefore you must be within 30 miles of our creamery at Walpole. So if you are interested please let us know by Contacting Us.
  • Do you have any jobs available at Suffolk Meadow Ice Cream?
    DATES REQUIRED: EARLY JUNE TO END OF AUGUST - POSSIBLY EXTEND TO 1ST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER Job Title: Self-Employed Ice Cream Production Assistant Location: Walpole, Suffolk Position Type: Temporary, Self-Employed Hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday - Friday (with potential additional shifts available on Sundays) Overview: We are seeking a motivated and reliable self-employed individual to assist with our ice cream production operations on a temporary basis. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of high-quality, handcrafted ice cream in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Responsibilities: Assist in Production: Work alongside our skilled production team to assist in various stages of ice cream production, including but not limited to mixing ingredients, operating machinery, and packaging finished products. Maintain Cleanliness: Ensure that work areas, equipment, and utensils are cleaned and sanitised according to company standards to maintain a safe and hygienic production environment. Follow Procedures: Adhere to all standard operating procedures and safety protocols to ensure product quality and consistency. Ingredient Handling: Handle and measure ingredients accurately, following recipes and portion sizes meticulously to maintain the integrity of our artisanal ice cream flavors. Quality Control: Participate in quality control procedures, including taste testing and visual inspections, to ensure that all products meet our high standards of excellence. Stock Management: Assist with inventory management tasks, such as monitoring ingredient levels and reporting any shortages or discrepancies to the production manager. Flexibility: Be open to working additional shifts on Sundays or adjusting hours as needed to meet production demands. Requirements: Previous Experience: While prior experience in a food production environment is preferred, it is not required. Training will be provided to the right candidate. Physical Stamina: Required to lift heavy objects, and perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail. Reliability: Punctuality and consistent attendance are crucial to the success of our production team. Team Player: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Food Safety Knowledge: Basic understanding of food safety principles and regulations is desirable. Self-Motivation: Ability to work independently and take initiative to complete tasks efficiently. Legal Eligibility: Must be legally eligible to work as a self-employed individual in the UK. Benefits: Opportunity to gain valuable experience in the artisanal food industry. Potential for additional shifts and extended employment based on performance and business needs. Discount on products made by Suffolk Meadow If you are passionate about artisanal food production and are looking for a rewarding temporary opportunity, we invite you to join our team. Please use this link to go to our contact form to apply, or drop your CV and covering letter into us at the creamery in Walpole. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • What do customers say about your products and service
    All of our facebook reviews can be found here: facebook Page
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