Fri, 22/02/2019 - 09:07 -- ica
  • Morelli Ice Cream Ltd winning National Champion posing with Shield

Locals have known it for years but now its official the best ice cream in the UK is made in Northern Ireland.

The Morelli family who have been making delicious ice creams for more than 100 years at their Coleraine headquarters have been crowned national ice cream champions.

The award came from the prestigious National Ice Cream Competition run by the Ice Cream Alliance - the trade body for the UK's £1bn ice cream industry.

Their vanilla ice cream was judged the national champion but they also picked up three further awards including best of the best vanilla, best open vanilla class and best strawberry.

Morelli Ice Cream has a strong following in Northern Ireland with six parlours along the North Coast and Mid Ulster.

The win comes after the family recently opened a new £330,000 ice cream production centre in Coleraine producing 700,000 litres of ice cream a year.

Head Judge and ICA President Henry Nurkowski said Morelli's ice cream was outstanding.

"It is a testament to the hard work and dedication to produce a top quality product  from the best available ingredients and to do it consistently. The Morelli family thoroughly deserve this award."

Morelli Ice Cream is sold across Ireland. The company already supply Tesco's in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and they are hoping this new accolade will help them expand the business even more.

"This award the highest you can win in the ice cream industry not least because we are being judged by our peers," said Daniela Morelli, Marketing Director.

"The business was launched in 1911 and we are still using traditional family recipes. We are very particular about our ingredients and we are fortunate to have such high quality butter and double cream available to us from the Ballyrashane Creamery.

The business is a real family affair with Daniela's brothers Arnaldo and Marino and sister Tania all involved.


Written by Steve Verrill for The Ice Cream Alliance. 

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