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JUDE’S ICE CREAM

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Jude’s ice cream is dedicated to crafting the world’s tastiest ice cream from their dairy in Hampshire. Jude’s use milk from the cow’s next door to make up their traditional crème anglaise base, flavoured with the best natural ingredients.

12 years ago, Jude’s husband, Theo, dreamt of creating the world’s tastiest ice cream. He bought a churn, sourced milk from the local farm and started mixing away in an empty barn. In the winter of 2002, he carried the first tubs across the field to the local pub and Jude’s ice cream was born.

Theo lovingly named his new venture after his wife, Jude.

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Some years later, once he’d taught two of his sons all he knew about ice cream crafting, Theo handed over the reins. Alex and Chow now run Jude’s.

The two brothers are passionate in their pursuit of creating the best possible ice cream. Working alongside chefs, local producers and a brilliant team of ice cream makers, the brothers are constantly tasting, trying and innovating.

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They even launched their legendary Salted Caramel flavour, back in 2010, four years ahead of the other multinationals. Their Dairy Free Chocolate ice cream uses an innovative new recipe, using raw cacao butter in place of dairy of nut milks. In the summer, Jude’s teamed up with independent gin distillery, Sipsmith, to create a Gin & Tonic ice cream, capturing all the deliciousness of a G&T in their delectable crème anglaise base, using award-winning Sipsmith London Dry gin.

Jude’s source the best possible ingredients for their core range – which is available in Waitrose and on Ocado – including: Madagascan vanilla, Maldon sea salt and single estate Columbian origin cocoa beans.

Jude’s care about their local community, using local suppliers and producers wherever possible and working hard to reduce food miles, reuse and recycle.  They also invest in their community through giving away 10% of their profits to charities whose work supports children and young people. This year, their main partnership is with Spear, who help disadvantaged youth build self-esteem and get into work. They also support Naomi House Children’s Hospice near Winchester.

Jude’s run educational programs for schools in the local area. The children visit the dairy and learn about food production, small business and raise money for charity.

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