Minghella ice cream has the competition licked

By a County Press reporter

Friday, May 30, 2014


Minghella ice cream has the competition licked

Minghella Ice Cream, Gioia Minghella with some of their award winning ice cream. Picture by Robin Crossley.

MINGHELLA ice cream made on the Isle of Wight has scooped a spot in a national newspaper's top ten of Britain's best.

The award-winning family business, based in Wootton, had the competition licked when it was named at Number 2 by the Daily Telegraph, for its use of Isle of Wight milk, natural flavours and colours and ranges including dairy free, egg free and special ices for slimmers and people with diabetes.

The cool gourmet business, founded in 1950 by Eddie and Gloria Minghella, — the parents of Oscar-winning film director Anthony Minghella — is still run by the family today, with the addition of the couple's daughter Gioia Minghella.

In celebration of the being named a top ice cream maker, Gioia has named her personal favourite family ice cream flavours — Salty Caramel Fudge she described as 'indulgent', Strawberry Tart as 'scrummily retro' and the more sophisticated Chase the Lady, as an 'utterly delicious sorbet cocktail of mandarin, marmalade and vodka'.


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by Colin Barton

30th May 2014, at 22:29:26

Might have been founded in 1950,and sold at their cafe in the high st Ryde, but commercial distribution wasn't till the 70's

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by Marie Bevan

30th May 2014, at 18:54:32

The best ice cream ever xxxx
Well done so richly deserved xxxx

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by Mark Hitchman

30th May 2014, at 18:19:09

Could you say where the Isle of Wight milk comes from, which farm please? I have been told they haven't used IW milk for some time, thanks

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by Gaspard Postlethwaite

30th May 2014, at 12:35:23


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