In my opinion no meal is complete without a little scoop of ice cream at the end. And I’m sure I read somewhere that it’s good for the digestion, well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I’ve tried my fair share of ice-cream flavours and brands but I’d never heard of Our Cow Molly so I was keen to give it a try.
Before I got stuck in to my frozen feast, I had a nosey round the dairy where Our Cow Molly ice cream is produced and it soon became apparent why I’m not familiar with the brand. The farm is a small family run business in Dungworth on the top of one of the seven hills that Sheffield is built on. The production takes place in a room about the same size as Rosie and the ice cream is sold from a small on-site parlour, so it’s not quite a household name… yet!
It all began in 1947 when Hector Andrew started delivering milk from his dairy to homes around Sheffield. Today his son Graham runs the farm but milk prices have reduced drastically. So Graham’s son Eddie made sure the farm didn’t succumb to the tough economic climate by creating their delicious dairy ice cream in 2007. It scooped an award for “fourth best ice cream in the country” at the National Ice Cream Awards after just three months of production. Not a bad start eh?
Eddie explained why it was such an instant hit in the area, “We have 80 cows and can use as much fresh milk and cream as we want to get the flavour and texture just right. Not many ice-cream producers can afford to buy in so much dairy product, so that’s what sets us apart really.”
Ok, ok, I was convinced that this was a product put together with passion, I was sold on the fact that the cows were cared for (I’d seen that for myself) and I loved the fact that Our Cow Molly had been added to the prestigious ‘Made in Sheffield’ register but I still had to taste it.
And my verdict is… A BIG MASSIVE THUMBS UP! Seriously creamy, deliciously smooth and oozing quality. Now I just need to move to Sheffield, although I’m sure it won’t be long before Our Cow Molly is hitting shelves further afield.