Artisan Ice Cream

in Kirkby Lonsdale

Who We Are &
What We Do

Our Cows - Our Ice Cream

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Who We Are...

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)!

What We Do...


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!


We serve our very own freshly made waffles to eat in or take away! Think a cross between a Belgian waffle and a Spanish Churro and you have our deliciously light, crisply, warm and fluffy waffle fries. Each portion is topped with a scoop of our homemade gelato and your choice of milk or white melted Belgian chocolate - pure heaven! AND...they're gluten free!


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 serve locally roasted Kircabi coffee, Brew Tea Co. teas and proper hot chocolate made using Belgian chocolate melted into warm milk - choose from milk, white or dark.


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.

Event Catering

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 (, phone or social media - we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Where To Find Us