Jimbos Manx Ice Cream began manufacturing in January 1999 from its former premises on the Snugborough Trading Estate in Union Mills. The Company recently relocated its manufacturing business to the historic Cregg Mill in the Silverdale Glen. This has led to the conversion of a former flour mill into an Ice Cream production facility which is attracting considerable interest from residents & tourists.
The new production facility benefits from a viewing gallery where members of the public can come and experience the process involved in making Manx Ice Cream. This facility has proved very popular amongst schools, local clubs & societies. The guided tour incorporates a DVD illustrating the milking of cows on local farms right through to the delivery of Manx Milk & Cream to our doorstep. This gives everybody a real insight as to how our Ice Cream is made and the end result is the consumer buying in to our brand & products.
Through the sourcing of Manx milk & double cream from local farmers & Isle of Man Creameries, Jimbos produces a Luxury Dairy Ice Cream with a distinctive creamy taste that is reminiscent of the good old days of Ice Cream manufacturing. There are currently 24 flavours available in retail & catering packs. The flavours are as follows:
Natural Vanilla – Strawberry – Chocolate – Mint Choc – Rasp Ripple – Banana Ripple – Toffee – Honey – Butterscotch – Cappuccino – Rum n Raisin – Mango Ripple – Coconut & Lime – Liquorice – Maple Syrup – Cherry – Lime Ripple – Turkish Delight – Bubblegum – Pistacchio – Malteser – Smarties – Tutti Frutti – Bannoffee
In addition to the flavours listed we are happy to make flavours on request. This has proven popular with some of our customers and has given them the opportunity to be part of the production team, which in turn helps to provide a better understanding of the product they serve to their customers.
Ice Cream cones ranging from the basic wafer to the more exotic chocolate waffle are available along with an extensive range of ripple sauces & dips, this enables the customer to use Jimbos as a one stop shop for all their Ice cream requirements.
Jimbos Ice cream is currently undergoing a conversion to Renewable Energy which will be fully operational by this coming Easter. The energy will be provided from the waterwheel that once powered the flour mill and will make Jimbos Ice Cream carbon neutral in its production. This will have instant appeal to our local market with environmental issues being at the forefront of the majority of food consumers. The story doesn’t stop here, the conversion to a water driven energy source will make us the first hydro electric ice cream plant in Europe.
This unique production process will be marketed strongly in the coming months through the local media and local organizations who are showing a keen interest in how we’re developing. A strong competitive advantage will be gained from this project, which will benefit our customers and the end user.It is our vision to become the greenest company on the Isle of Man and to export the brand & product.
Ice Cream Vans play a part in everyone’s life. Whether young or old, each individual has a fond ice cream memory. Our vans & trailer units allow us to take the ice cream to you at any outdoor or indoor event across the Island.
Our vans sell a selection of our hand made ice cream in whippy or scoop varieties. There is also a range of lollies and cold drinks to ensure maximum refreshment on those summer days
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Silverdale Cafe is now open everyday throughout the summer for teas, coffee, snack lunches and Jimbo’s Manx Ices in over 18 flavours to help you cool down! Boating lake, park and beautiful glen. Come for a visit!
Silverdale makes a stunning location for Birthday’s, Weddings and Christenings
Silverdale Ice Cream Parlour now open every weekend 11am to 5pm!