Purbeck turns the clock back for anniversary year

PURBECK Ice Cream is 30 this year – and three of the latest flavours from the multi-award-winning family business turn the clock back a few million years to the area’s distant past with a Jurassic range.

Purbeck Ice Cream is produced with a real passion by the Hartle family and their team at the farm overlooking Corfe Castle, using local fresh Purbeck milk, Dorset double cream, British sugar and an abundance of delicious flavours. All ice creams are gluten free with no nuts, artificial flavourings, preservatives, colours and no added natural colours.

All the flavours reflect the producers’ commitment to both tradition and innovation, but always paying attention to provenance, quality and good taste. The many awards include more than 30 Great Taste awards from the national scheme run by the Guild of Fine Food at the other side of Dorset at Gillingham.

Five pence from every tub of the new Jurassic Range is donated to the Jurassic Coast Trust which helps to protect, conserve and educate people about the beautiful Jurassic coastline, stretching from Purbeck to Exmouth.

They are: Dig-a-saurus, an invitation to combine the thrill of excavating a long lost dinosaur hidden while relishing the creamy folds of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Purbeck Rocks, incorporating nuggets of honeycombe and milk chocolate Footprint Fossil Shapes symbolising the dinosaur footprints found at Keates Quarry in Purbeck; and Ammonite Bites, vanilla bean ice cream with milk chocolate Fossil Ammonites and Trilobites, paying tribute to the abundance of fossils found along the Jurassic Coast from Swanage to Lyme Regis.