If you’ve ever dreamed of having “posh ice cream” in a nightclub-like environment, then a farm in Cheshire is the place to go.
Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm, near Knutsford, makes Gourmet ice cream to suit all tastes, with an ever-changing range of flavors inspired by cocktails and cakes.
When CheshireLive arrived to sample some of the flavors, they were still selling beer ice cream made in time for Father’s Day.
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Before confinement, Seven Sisters decided to change its image. Previously, the company was very focused on the “farm” theme. But now everything has changed.
They have a neon pink themed ice cream hangout with a nightclub feel. You can also sit outside or run through the maze on site.
Bec Bell is the driving force behind the ice cream side of Seven Sisters, while her husband Rob works on the farm and milks the cows. She said: “We are in our eleventh year in May so we have been making and producing our own ice cream from our own herd of cows since May 2011. We have two farms so we use all the milk from our cattle farm , we mount it here, pasteurize it on site and then we flavor it as we go.
“Everything is made on site, we made all our own ice cream, cakes, all our sundaes, shakes, waffles and cotton candy burritos.”
We asked Bec how they make their special “chic ice cream,” but she wouldn’t reveal the exact recipe, though this reporter really enjoyed the strawberry and cream flavor. She said: “It’s milk, cream, sugar and lots of Seven Sisters love that comes into play.
“You have strawberry and Cheshire clotted cream. Obviously we’re in Cheshire so we have a lot of lovely producers. We have a local egg vendor and a local gooseberry grower, so we like to stock up on seasonal fruit and produce whenever possible. »
We asked what the difference is between posh ice cream and ice cream you might buy in stores. Bec explained, “So our ice cream is basically made right here on site, we considered it the fanciest ice cream scream. Our cows are super chic and are treated like models.
“They get their feet done, they get brushes, obviously we have a very high welfare standard on the farm that we uphold, so they’re whole Holstein Friesians, so basically they’re pretty high maintenance, let’s say -we ? !
“We treat three times a day there. We probably have about 350 dairy cows and we probably have 150 young animals. So we all raise our own pedigree animals. We have them right here, we have heifers in the field down there, just behind our house. We have a few little babies you can see in the shed who are only about six months old, so all the little ones can come and say “hi” to the cows.
The new lounge where customers can eat ice cream is super trendy and has a nightclub vibe. Bec explains “So it’s as pink as it gets. It’s got club vibes, we’ve got some house music in the background and a lot of neon lights. We just turned it into an Insta cafe really. We’ve also a little kids area and we have the youngsters coming in to hang out and get some ice cream.We’re just trying to make everyone’s day a little bit better really.
“We have a corn maze that’s being cut today. So in the summer, normally late July early August, there’s a trail and normally you’re going to find these scarecrows, it takes you about an hour to do the tour with the It’s perfect, everyone goes out having fun.
“We’re doing a corn maze for Halloween so that’s good, we’re doing a party, we’ve got DJs on it and we’ve got actors on until Halloween, that’s the most fun.”
So what made them start selling ice cream? Bec explained: “It’s a family farm, so that building had been sitting empty for 20 years. We came up with the idea of making our own ice cream. I used to work in the dairy industry on the milk testing side, so with the lab, milk testing for bulk milk and things like that.
“Obviously I’ve always loved baking and sweets and being crazy and pink and music. So we kind of thought about the idea and then you know, we left.
“We started a renovation just before the lockdown. We just upped our game a bit. We had all the new branding done with pink neon, if you walk past it at night it’s reflective. Thus, the signs will appear on your face. We can’t really miss you!
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