Our Story

We make luxury Cornish ice cream on our family run dairy farm perched on the cliffs between Zennor Hill and The Atlantic Ocean. The farm runs down to the small village of Zennor famed for its legend “The Mermaid of Zennor”, the tale that tells of a young Cornishman lured into the sea by the beauty of the Mermaid.

 

Finding Moomaid

You will find our ice cream and sorbets in delis, shops, hotels, restaurants (and currently one field!) all over Cornwall and we have two ice cream parlours in St Ives and Porthtowan, plus our summertime pop up parlour, ‘Moomaid in the Field’ overlooking the farm on the coast road just before Zennor.

What we do

Flavours range 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 our now infamous Shipwreck Ice Cream.

How we make it

Once our herd of Friesian Holstein Moomaids have finished grazing on the cliffs they are walked in to be milked as they always have for generations, but now their milk continues it’s journey just a few yards further across the yard to the old dairy where we now make our ice cream. Here it is combined with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream or double cream using state of the art Italian machinery and a little bit of Italian know how.

How we make it

Using that little bit of Italian know how and some of our ever growing Cornish know how, we mix, churn and sometimes even infuse the finest ingredients we can get our hands on, such as Dulce de Leche Caramel and Cornish Sea Salt, and turn it into one of our 39 (and counting!) flavours of delicious ice creams and sorbets.

When we’re using fruits we make sure they have been picked in their prime so all their flavour is delivered and we don’t believe in artificial.

Quality

We’re really proud of our Ice Cream and that is why we continue to make it in small traditional batches and why Rob is there to make or oversee every one, it also must be the reason why there is always a niece, nephew, cousin or grandchild ready with a spoon for obligatory quality control.

Funding

In 2017 Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream received a 45% grant for the project ‘Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream Ltd Growth’. Funding received from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development was used to help buy 4 new pieces of machinery to scale up production of ice cream on the farm and help the business grow. Moomaid of Zennor worked with the West Cornwall Local Action Group to help deliver the Leader Funding project.