Food heroes: Meet Alder Tree ice creams

We visited Stephanie at Alder Tree ice cream to find out more about the brand. Pictures: All stills

We visited Stephanie at Alder Tree ice cream to find out more about the brand. Pictures: All stills by Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

We visited local food hero Stephanie Hardingham of Alder Tree in Creeting St Mary.

In the first of our East Anglian Food Heroes series we visited Alder Carr Farm, the home of Alder Tree ice cream. Lovingly made by Stephanie Hardingham, using local cream and fresh fruit from the farm, the ice creams have notched up an impressive 55 Great Taste Awards collectively, with Damson being the ultimate champion amongst the range.

Flavours include Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Pear and Vanilla, Tayberry, Summer Fruits, Stem Ginger and Rhubarb, and Vanilla.

Chocolate ice cream is always a favourite, and Alder Tree's is made with pure Belgian chocolate.

While, later in the season, the Christmas Pudding ice cream makes an appearance, and is filled with all those winter spice flavours - and a good dash of brandy!

Many of the Alder Tree flavours can be found at your local East of England Co-op store or at the farm shop in Creeting St Mary.


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