About Needwood

Made on the Thompstone family farm in the National Forest, Anslow. We produce traditional wholesome dairy ice cream in small hand finished batches.

Only the finest ingredients are used – fresh whole milk, double cream, fruit purees, luxury chocolate, real liqueurs, and of course our own free range egg yolks.

Having bought the business in May 2013 we strive to maintain the main principles associated with the brand – top quality ice cream, with the finest ingredients, in small hand finished batches. At the same time we deliver top quality personal customer service and aim to grow the brand so that there are new flavours for you to enjoy, and more locations for you to purchase it.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Enjoy our beautiful ice cream, whatever the weather.

Daisy – the Needwood ice cream van


Our luxury ice cream van is painted like a Friesian dairy cow to represent the fresh whole milk that we use to make all our ice cream, including the soft-serve.

Needwood soft-serve is made just the same as our famous flavoured ice creams, in small hand finished batches with the finest ingredients. This gives a beautifully smooth dairy vanilla soft ice cream in a cone. The fact that our soft serve is hand made with the finest ingredients is truly unique.

On the van we also scoop luxury chocolate, mint choc chip, strawberry and the infamous honeycomb crunch (vanilla with honeycomb pieces) into sugar cones. A variety of other flavours are available in 120ml tubs.

Daisy is available for private events, as well as shows, markets, festivals and any other events. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for availability.

What People Say

I wish all ice cream vans were as good as the cow van, the Needwood soft serve is amazing, looking forward to my next one even more.
- Sarah, customer
Probably the best tasting ice cream I have ever had, or at least I can remember. Great flavour and beautifully creamy, well recommended and another great local product.
- Michael, customer
Great flavours, excellent range and always on time for delivery. Our customers love the product just as much as us.
- Janet, wholesale customer

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