Morelli’s wins The National Ice Cream Championships

The Morelli family celebrating winning the National Ice Cream Champion, plus four other awards in Harrogate. Image: Richard Doughty Photography

Irish company, Morelli Ice Cream, has won the ice cream industry’s most prestigious award – The National Ice Cream Championships 2019. This means Ireland is home to the best ice cream in the country – as Morelli’s family-owned outlets, franchisees and stockists are spread across Ireland.

The National Championships take place every year at the ice cream industry trade show, The Ice Cream and Gelato Expo, organised by the Ice Cream Alliance – the sectors trade association that represents a business sector worth over £1 billion a year.

The ice cream and gelato recipes were judged by food journalist and broadcaster Nigel Barden.

“It is a wonderful honour to be chosen as the best in Britain and Ireland,” said a delighted Arnaldo Morelli.

“We are absolutely delighted that Morelli’s Ices has been crowned the National Champion in the 2019 National Ice Cream Competition in Harrogate,” said Zelica Carr, CEO of the Ice Cream Alliance.  “Morelli’s has been producing quality ice cream since 1911 and is still a family owned and run business. Congratulations to them.”

Morelli Ice Cream, based in Coleraine in County Londonderry, is over 100 years old.  The company has just opened a brand-new factory and now produces 700,000 litres of ice cream per year.

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