Welcome to Appleby Farms

The origin
of great ice cream

To make great ice cream you don’t need a great big factory. Appleby Farms takes the whole process from cow to cone and turns it into a labour of love. No fake tastes and textures, just hand crafted ice creams that satisfy your sensory cravings and much more besides.

Wonderful ice cream begins with wonderful milk. Meet the Appleby cows.

At Appleby Farms we always knew that the milk from our herd of gorgeous A2 cows was too damned fine to send off in a big tanker. So we went into the ice cream business instead.

For Appleby Farms, local isn’t just a place, it’s a philosophy. The milk in our ice cream comes from two family owned Nelson farms. It heads straight from the milking shed to our own brand spanking new creamery 15 minutes down the road. The ingredients we blend in are sourced from local growers and partners, and a chunk of the profit we make gets reinvested in sustainable farming practices and environmental projects in the region.

Of course, some may say that none of this is strictly necessary for making great ice cream – we’ll leave that decision up to you.

Wonderful ice cream begins with wonderful milk. Meet the Appleby cows.

At Appleby Farms we always knew that the milk from our herd of gorgeous A2 cows was too damned fine to send off in a big tanker. So we went into the ice cream business instead.

For Appleby Farms, local isn’t just a place, it’s a philosophy. The milk in our ice cream comes from two family owned Nelson farms. It heads straight from the milking shed to our own brand spanking new creamery 15 minutes down the road. The ingredients we blend in are sourced from local growers and partners, and a chunk of the profit we make gets reinvested in sustainable farming practices and environmental projects in the region.

Of course, some may say that none of this is strictly necessary for making great ice cream – we’ll leave that decision up to you.

We work with people who love flavour just as much as we do

Nelson is a great place to find terrific tastes. We’ve got long relationships with our local growers who contribute to the flavours in Appleby Farms. The boysenberries we use are hand picked up the road. Dan and Emma roast the coffee for our affogatos here in Nelson. We love working with guys like this because we know they feel the same way about their produce that we do about our ice cream.

We work with people who love flavour just as much as we do

Nelson is a great place to find terrific tastes. We’ve got long relationships with our local growers who contribute to the flavours in Appleby Farms. The boysenberries we use are hand picked up the road. Dan and Emma roast the coffee for our affogatos here in Nelson. We love working with guys like this because we know they feel the same way about their produce that we do about our ice cream.

There are no short cuts when you’re making ice cream like this

Churned and crafted with stunning ingredients – it’s not a recipe for an early shower and a beer. But taking the time to do it properly is what separates Appleby Farms from the rest of the herd.

There are no short cuts when you’re making ice cream like this

Churned and crafted with stunning ingredients – it’s not a recipe for an early shower and a beer. But taking the time to do it properly is what separates Appleby Farms from the rest of the herd.

Bedford Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Ice Cream

It was our splendid A2 protein milk that got us into the ice cream business in the first place, and this classic vanilla bean masterpiece brings out its flavour like nothing else. And needless to say, there was a Bedford involved.

Brown Eyed Girl

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream

Chocolate and milk were made for each other and our beautiful milk deserves nothing but the best. Here we’ve blended our ice cream with chocolate and our own delicious brownie to create a face-melting experience for chocolate fetishists.

Doubleshot Ipanema

Coffee Ice Cream

You could hardly improve on Appleby Farms milk, but with a bit of imagination you can use it to spruce up some of your other favourite flavours. Here we’ve taken a Brazilian coffee blend and created an ice cream and espresso hit that’s paradise for coffee addicts.

Bad Boys & Berries

Boysenberry Ice Cream

Nelson isn’t just the home of our gorgeous milk – it’s also the world’s Boysenberry Capital believe it or not. So it’s a no brainer to blend it with some stunning berries from our neighbours up the road. Delicious.

Tangled Passion

Passionfruit Ice Cream

We’re more than a little obsessed about the A2 protein milk we get from our gorgeous Nelson cows so we figured what better way to express our passion than combining it with actual passionfruit.

So melt into mischief and let that tempting tropical tang tickle your tonsils.

Where to find our ice cream

Appleby Farms Ice Cream can be found at leading supermarkets and fine food purveyors throughout the country.

Where to find our ice cream

Appleby Farms Ice Cream can be found at leading supermarkets and fine food purveyors throughout the country.

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