Irish Enterprise Awards 2024

Jul22493 41. Jul22493 Based in Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ice Cream Treats is an award-winning manufacturer of premium dairy and non-dairy ice cream. Using only the best ingredients, the company creates a delightful range of flavoured ice creams, frozen yoghurts, and vegan desserts for the retail and food service sectors in Ireland and the UK. Alongside this, it supplies other high-quality products like cones, sauces, and toppings. In 2013, Ice Cream Treats was established by Founder and Managing Director Gerry Sheridan, who set out to create a luxury ice cream production company by the lakes of County Cavan, Ireland. His goal was for the company to create deliciously indulgent dessert experiences that bring joy and delight to its customers. Now, over ten years later, the business has grown significantly, and its manufacturing output has increased accordingly. However, its values have remained steadfast, with innovation, quality, and service at its core. Today, Ice Cream Treats continues to serve as a single solution supplier for ice cream, toppings, cones, and other related products. The company is committed to creating premium quality ice cream, meticulously handcrafting products with carefully selected ingredients to achieve an impeccable texture. At the very core of this process is the use of milk and cream from Irish grass-fed cows, which serves as the perfect canvas for flavour. The care that goes into each stage of production can be tasted in every spoonful of ice cream, ensuring that every bite brings a moment of pure joy to the customer. Development and innovation are a huge focus at Ice Cream Treats and have driven its creation of various new product ranges, flavours, and concepts. This has enabled it to remain at the forefront of the market and trends. For example, in response to a rise in plant-based alternatives to dairy ice cream in the industry, the company’s technical team created Ice Beam, a range of delicious vegan-certified, dairy-free ice cream. This means that everyone can enjoy the delights of Ice Cream Treats, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Another way in which Ice Cream Treats innovates is by developing new flavours. The company’s incredible array of flavourings and extracts include everything from vanilla to fruit purees to Irish liqueurs. They are expertly blended through the ice cream base mix, which is then frozen down into an ice cream. Finally, ripples and extras like locally sourced jam and luxurious caramel can be introduced into the product. Ice Cream Treats also develops custom dessert concepts for retail outlets and restaurant groups, collaborating closely with their development teams to create products tailored to their own unique business needs and client expectations. For example, it can provide bespoke ice cream flavours in small or large quantities and help restaurants to design custom menus that are simple for staff to serve. By working with Ice Cream Treats in this way, restaurants and shops can deliver unique experiences to their guests and customers, enabling them to stand out as a destination for great quality ice cream. Ultimately, this creates opportunity to generate incremental sales revenue. Internally, Ice Cream Treats is a small team of people who operate based on a customercentred culture, working hard to meet and exceed customers’ needs and requirements. The company strives to ensure that all employees understand the role they play in driving the success of the business, for example by carrying out regular team meetings to update them on what is happening across the organisation. Furthermore, staff are invited to give feedback on how they feel that things could be improved. To facilitate a sense of togetherness and camaraderie, Ice Cream Treats also organises regular days out for the team to celebrate the milestones and successes they achieve together. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of its employees, Ice Cream Treats truly stands out from its competitors, which has made it a provider of choice for premium desserts. For this reason, the company has been named Best Luxury Dairy Ice Cream Manufacturer in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2024. Currently, it is engaged in early-stage planning for developing its customer base across the UK and Ireland. Contact: Lisa Clarke Company: Ice Cream Treats Web Address: Best Luxury Dairy Ice Cream Manufacturer 2024 Jan24779