In a market where there is so much competition, it is nice to see an artisanal family business thriving. The Ice Cream market might seem saturated but here is one that is growing, Jude’s Ice Cream.
Jude’s Ice Cream was started in a farm in Hampshire, using a domestic ice cream machine. The company started by Theo Mezger, an ex banker about 11 years ago in their farm near Winchester. Jude’s Ice Cream business has grown from supplying his local pub and now can be found in Waitrose.
They source all their ingredients locally, use only natural ingredients and the flavours of their ice cream changes with the seasons. The lovely Laura from Jude’s delivered a batch of these by bike. Among the flavours were:
Salted Caramel – perfection
Strawberry Tease – very fruity
Double Chocolate – rich and the ultimate indulgence
Mint Chocolate Chip – a perennial favourite
Spiced ginger – a bit too gingery for me and this only seasonal.
Mango Crush – great flavour of mango
The ice cream was not overly sweet and very creamy. Can’t wait to see what other flavours they come up with. I believe they have about 20 flavours in production at the moment. Find Jude’s them in Waitrose.