Here at The Milking Parlour we make all of our artisan ice cream using fresh milk from our family farm in Burrow, less than three miles from our parlour in Kirkby Lonsdale.
Our family have been farming at Mill Farm for over sixty years with three generations of Crackles' now farming together.
Twice a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year, David, Mike and Richard Crackles can be found in 'The Milking Parlour' at Mill Farm tending to the herd of 150 Holstein Friesian cows - the phrase 'Cow to Cone' couldn't be truer - as quickly as each morning's milk is cooled, we're using it to produce all the delicious ice cream Kirkby Lonsdale needs.
We're passionate about using seasonal produce and hope you enjoy the ever changing flavours we have on offer.
You can keep up to date with our latest news and updates on Social Media - find us on Facebook and Instagram (@themilkingparlourkirkbylonsdale)!
We make all of our Artisan Ice Cream here at our parlour to a traditional Italian Gelato recipe, giving you an authentic taste of Italy in beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale. Whilst we can't promise the Italian climate, we can promise you'll be spoilt for choice with over twenty delicious flavours to choose from, including dairy and gluten free options. With an ever changing offering there's always something new to try - tasters are encouraged!
Our ice cream milkshakes are deliciously thick and made purely with our artisan ice cream and fresh milk. Simply choose the flavour and we'll add the ice cold milk and whipped cream - the hardest part could be deciding your favourite!
We always have dairy free sorbets available as well as multiple gluten free options, including gluten free warm waffles (available during the cooler months) and gluten free waffle cones. Our gluten free waffle cones are also available to purchase in individual packs.
Fancy enjoying some of our artisan Ice Cream at home? We've the perfect solution...fill one of our 1 litre take home tubs with all your favourite flavours fresh from the cabinet. Not only are they 100% biodegradable but they're also insulated meaning they travel brilliantly. Ask us about our rinse, return and refill scheme.
All of our ice cream tubs, spoons, take home containers, hot and cold cups and lids are 100% biodegradable - no single use plastics here! #guiltfreeicecream
Looking for the perfect gift for that friend or family member who has everything? Look no further than our gift vouchers - perfect for any ice cream lover! You choose the amount, we provide the voucher.
Organising a private or corporate gathering, celebration, wedding, show or festival? Our 'Mobile Milking Parlour' is the perfect accompaniment to any event, bringing your guests a unique taste experience they'll never forget.
Our newly converted cattle trailer enables us to bring our fresh gelato to you, in just the way you'd like it. Why not get in touch to see how we can bring something extra special to your event? From filling the cabinet with all your favourite flavours to creating a bespoke gelato just for you - the possibilities are endless! You can get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone or social media - we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Are you a friendly, enthusiastic people person who loves ice cream? If you've got what takes you could be part of our growing Milking Parlour team!
We're looking for people who can work occasional shifts and also someone who can take on a little more responsibility during our busy season, from Easter through to the end of the Summer. Midweek and weekend shifts – weekend availability is essential.
Interested? Please contact us via email only at email@example.com telling us a little about yourself, your availability and why you’d like to join the Milking Parlour family!
The Milking Parlour
26 Main Street