We've been awarded a Great Taste Star!
Our Simply Dairy gelato ice cream was awarded with a coveted Great Taste Star at the Great Taste Awards - the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. To receive this incredible accolade from one of the top awards in our industry is an absolute honour.
The decision was made to award one star because it delivered on ‘fantastic flavours’ achieved ‘entirely from the high-quality simple ingredients.’ Judges described it as: “This simple looking pale gelato is beautiful in its simplicity. It has a gorgeous, subtle milk flavour that is clean and yet full of dairy charm. It's both refreshing and indulgent.”
Scooping three MKFLA Awards!
At the beginning of November, we won in three awards at the Milton Keynes Food and Leisure awards. We won the prestigious ‘Best in Class for Especially Vegan’ with our House of Luke Single Origin Chocolate dairy free ice cream and ‘Best in Class for Sweet Treat’ for our Foxdenton Rum and Raisin Ice Cream, which went on to be named overall winner as ‘Best Local Produce: Food 2021’. These local awards honour the best culinary talent in and around Milton Keynes.
The judges, Phil Fanning from Paris House Restaurant and Hazel Roberts from Hazel's Homegrown, praised our flavours, commenting on The House of Luke Chocolate ice cream - “Although this ice cream is dairy-free and suitable for vegans, no one would notice the absence of cream. It is thick, flavoursome and has a great texture and would make a good accompaniment to other desserts.” The Foxdenton Rum and Raisin Ice Cream was described as leaving you wanting more - “It has a light, silky texture with an authentic rum flavour and a generous distribution of raisins.”
It has been fantastic to be acknowledged by food experts and our gelato ice cream being recognised within the growing MK foodie scene. A great result for us!
Erin Taft Lydon
Our first visit at Stony Stratford farmers market, the ice cream was Yummy!!
My son had fior de latte and I had a greedy double scoop of passionfruit and ruby orange with foxdentons rhubarb gin
Victoria Crawford Akehurst
At last we got to savour your beautiful rose cardamom, house of luke & salted caramel on the most scorchio of afternoons. Thank you Jolene Lynch xxx
Best ice cream in the world and now we’ve all tried it! Happy anniversary, old gal xxxx
The Racing Bug
A MASSIVE thank you to The Willen Ice Cream Company for visiting us at the factory today! A local business making ice cream from very local milk! Despite the clouds in the sky there were plenty of smiles on faces! Delicious #puttingsmilesonfaces #supportinglocalbusinesses #newneighbours
Will there be tutti fruiti? Not that I'm obsessed or anything, just checking...
Castlethorpe Little Free Library launch: We have had the best ice-cream from The Willen Ice Cream Company, we bought some to take home too! 🍦🍧🍨We have found some books, Natalia coloured lovely picture, now she is decorating it at home with loads of gems
The Parks Trust Volunteers on holiday!
Hello! What time are you there until? And is there any cherry left? :-)
Rita and Roger Kingston
to The Willen Ice Cream Company
Delicious ice cream and very friendly service, thank you Richard, (Chris’s mum)
I love my dad Ice Scream
Wonderful Ice cream with delicious flavours, don't miss out it’s that good, I know I've tasted all of them.
Melvin Hurley recommends
Our first visit at Stony Stratford farmers market, the ice cream was Yummy!!
My son had fior de latte and I had a greedy double scoop of passionfruit and ruby orange with foxdentons rhubarb gin 😍
Erin Taft Lydon recommends
I was born and raised in Italy. Been eating ice cream all my life and you got to trust me, Richard’s ice cream would sell very well in Italy, Delicious!
Al Do O lee recommends
Hello, I loved your rose and cardamom ice-cream I had at Woburn Sands. Are you at Newport Pagnell tomorrow? Can I bring a container and buy some for my freezer?
Just to say the ice cream we got from you at Newport Pagnell market yesterday, coffee flavour was absolutely delicious 😋 Sarah x
Paul N Sarah Day
I'm back in Stony tomorrow looking at houses so we might pop back for an ice cream ;-)
Really really REALLY gorgeous ice cream. A real treat 😃
New and different flavours from a passionate family business.
Highly recommend if you see them out and about
Sarah Boden recommends
Fabulous ice creams. Highly recommended. Thank you
Lynn Jones recommends
Amazing tasting ice creams! I would highly recommend the Rose and Cardamom flavour!!
Carrie Cook recommends
Had some vegan Mint Choc Chip ice cream yesterday at Olney Farmers Market, it was delicious, homemade and I'm supporting an independent, local business. What more could you ask for👌🌱💚😋
Sarah Kerrison recommends
Lovely ice creams, fantastic chocolate sorbet. The best I’ve had in the UK in years!
Ferrinator Richard recommends
You’ve got to try the lavender ice cream, amazing! Rose and cardamom also delicious. Great service and interesting back story too
Victoria Brooks recommends
Yummy ice creams and sorbets
Agata Rozycka recommends
Oh wow, rum and raisin ice cream purchased on the weekend from Cranley Barn Farms shop. Beautifully balanced flavour and creamy; I'm not sure 1 tub is enough!
Helen Wilson recommends
Delicious, local ice cream, delivered with a smile. What more could you ask for? Make sure you order cones too. They’re also fabulous. Vegan choc is our current fave
Jolene Lynch recommends
Absolutely delicious ice cream! The several tubs we had delivered a little over a week ago have almost gone. Can't wait for our next order. Super fast and easy service too
Sophie May Gayner recommends
Very good ice cream in a wide range of flavours. The process was easy to order and I was texted when delivery was out to give a timed window.
Linda Dennis recommends
Yummy ice cream and a great service x
Louise Wootton recommends
A birthday gift delivery today was perfect timing! The ice cream was the best I have ever eaten- no joke. Strawberry- delicious and chocolate/hazelnut crunch- DIVINE!! I’m a convert!
Laura Thingamibob recommends
Really lovely Ice cream with some fantastic flavours. Highly recommend.
Caroline Massey recommends
Brilliant ice cream, love the flavour and the quality. Recommended 100%.
Bita Layla recommends
We had our first order delivered this morning. Very friendly service, I was advised to leave the vegan mint chic chip, out the freezer for 5 minutes, to allow it to start to thaw, to allow easier serving.
My hubby tried the rum & raisin & it tasted very creamy. I loved the flavour of the mint choc chip.
Will definitely try another flavour soon.
Carole Monk recommends
Amazing ice cream. Very creamy texture and a great variety of flavours. Very moreish too
Maria Peralta recommends
I arranged to have some ice cream tubs and cones delivered for a friend’s birthday. Service was spot on and my friends were delighted. What a lovely little treat. Thank you
Clare Murphy recommends
I cannot recommend Richard and his ice creams highly enough. He is always on hand to help and his friendly service is second to none.
I first had one of the Willen Ice Creams at a Farmer’s Market in Stony Stratford with my family where it was a big hit all round.
Since lockdown I have made several orders including one as a gift and have recommended him to friends and family.
I absolutely love these ice creams and they do not stay in the freezer for long!
Personal favourite is the chocolate hazelnut crunch and simply dairy.
My 5 year old ice cream obsessed daughter has said they are the best ice creams ever and the chocolate milk is better than any other chocolate ice cream she has had!
Clare Delafeld recommends
Great tasting ice cream and contactless delivery to your doorstep.
I ordered 4 flavours last week - 1 was for a friend/neighbour who said it was delicious.
We have tried all 3 of ours and I can confirm that these are also delicious;
Mint Choc Chip (no green colouring & dark chocolate chips)
Vanilla and Apple Brandy Swirl
I think we will try the Lemon and Cardamom next time based on our friend's recommendation.
Got a message just prior to delivery and they were all in cardboard containers and a paper bag.
Lucy Walters recommends
We had our first delivery on Saturday - so great to get ice cream delivered to your door. The vanilla and apple brandy and the rose cardamom were both delicious and we're looking forward to trying the chocolate milk flavour tonight. A lovely product and service - so pleased to be able to support an independent business.
Nadir Farrell recommends
Had ice cream and cones delivered to our door by a lovely gentleman this afternoon. All three flavours we tried were absolutely delicious and the kids were thrilled with their special weekend treat. Definitely something we'll do again.
Sarah Loftus recommends
Delicious ice creams... innovative flavours and totally irresistible!
Sarah Gray recommends
Received my Ice cream delivery tonight and I have tried two of the 4 flavours I have ordered and they are both amazing! Definitely will be ordering again!
Aimee Louise Crook recommends
We have ordered a variety of flavours so far and they all never fail, scrumptious my favourites Rose Cardamon and Organic Madagascar Vanilla with Wharf Apple Brandy ripple. The vegan options are great ordered some for my friend and we are ordering again!
Rania Brand recommends
We received our delivery yesterday of three flavours, very much enjoying our daily ice cream fix!!
Debbie Burnham recommends
Wow! Just wow absolutely divine ice cream and wonderful service. Couldn’t ask for more, thank you
Kerry Thompson recommends
What can I say, getting this delivered was super exciting!
I can’t recommend them more, delicious Ice cream, great customer service and they kept to all the gov guidelines too.
Ice cream really does make you smile
Thanks again The Willen Ice Cream Company I’m already choosing my next flavours to try
Jackie Sheridan recommends
In such a weird and crazy time, the Willen Ice Cream Company is just the little bit of decadence that one needs. Incredible products and amazing service
Col Dixon recommends
Wow! Fabulous ice cream- you need to check it out!
John Cunningham recommends
Has to be one of the best ice creams I've ever tasted
Simon Badman recommends
Had one of their delicious chocolate ice creams at the MK Theatre of Comedy Christmas show; I think it was actually dairy-free but I couldn't tell for sure! The portion in the pot was very generous; I reckon about 50% more than most individual portions. Excellent!
Iain Row recommends
Unusual great flavours at a good price.
Robert Anderson recommends
Amazing ice cream! so well made and so delicious! Is now a sure family favourite! We love the coffee, the 'milk' flavoured one and banana! Very personalised and attentive service too. Thank you so much Willen Ice Cream Company!
Safeenaz Kasim recommends
It was lovely to receive recognition alongside some tough competition from fellow artisan food producers in winning best in class at the @mkfoodawards 2020 for two of our ice creams - Simply Dairy ‘Best From the Farm’, and Cherry Amaretto ’Best Especially Vegan’ - AND for Simply Dairy to have been named overall winner Best Artisan Food Product 2020 #icecreammakesyousmile
Wow! What a lovely double surprise - to be nominated for @circusmagmk Independent Food and Drink Awards 2019; And to be a finalist in the category of Favourite Sweet Artisan Business of the Year 2019. #icecream @icewillen 🍦
Damien Ryan: Well done Richard. Excellent. Hope you “scoop” the award.
My Refill Market Well done! Why it doesn’t surprise me, excellent ice-creams
Sarah Boden: Nothing but well deserved! Wonderful ice cream 🍦 👏 👏
Liz Jackson: Great achievement!
Is there an outlet near you that you would like to see our ice cream stocked in? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
Click and Collect
Did you know… If you pre order a 450ml tub of ice cream via our click and collect service, you can collect it from one of our regular farmers markets below? If you order three or more tubs you will receive a 10% discount!
Be the first to try our new flavours each month
Home Delivery Service
We also offer a local home delivery service within the borough of Milton Keynes and its surrounds. All flavours are in 450ml tubs. If you order three or more tubs and you live within the borough you will receive FREE delivery. For smaller orders and delivery to outlying locations there will be a small charge. Please select the relevant delivery charge at checkout.
Woburn Sands Community Market, 2nd Saturday of the monthWoburn Sands Market MK17 8SD
Bedford Flea, Art and Local Produce Market, 2nd Sunday of the month.A seasonal market which runs from April to November.