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Ronaldo Ice Cream hits the small screen

Posted by on May 21, 2018

Ronaldo Ices have hit local TV screens this month speaking out about the dramatic increase in the cost of Vanilla. The Norwich based factory was visited by the ITV News team where owners Chris and Simon were interviewed on the subject. At its peak, the cost of Madagascan vanilla has increased by 100% in two years. The increase in cost has come as a result of a cyclone in Madagascar destroying crops of the Vanilla bean. The devastation of these crops has created a shortage of the flavour much loved by the ice cream buying public. While vanilla has a very distinctive taste it is often favoured for its ability to complement a wide variety of desserts. In fact, at Ronaldos we sell over 50% more vanilla than we do other flavours. In the news coverage, which was aired on local TV channel ITV earlier this month, there are suggestions that some ice cream manufacturers will be replacing their vanilla with ‘plain’ or ‘white’ ice cream to help cut costs. At Ronaldo’s, we adore real vanilla and have no plans to follow suit. Of course, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to talk about the delicious alternatives to vanilla ice cream, including our famous Norfolk Strawberry. If you fancy trying something a little more exotic we have a huge selection of flavours of the fruity, chocolatey, nutty or boozy variety for you to explore! Check out the range here If you missed the coverage you can catch up be...

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Ice Cream whatever the weather at Ronaldo’s!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018

Ice Cream whatever the weather at Ronaldo’s!

Ronaldo Ices has made the local news this week thanks to a dedicated team, extreme weather and the EDP!  The local newspaper got in touch after hearing about the fantastic staff at Ronaldo’s ‘snowing’ the extra mile for a valued customer. ‘The Beast from the East’ has affected many businesses and schools here in Norfolk and all over the UK, but despite this ice cream makers Tom, Gareth and Richard braved the weather and trudged their way to our factory here in Norwich to make sure the ice cream machine kept on churning. As well as manning the phones and checking the factory was in order, the three made sure the Assembly House in Norwich got their delivery of our very special Champagne Sorbet on time as promised. Now that’s dedication, we’re sure you’ll agree! You can read the article...

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Ice Cream Home Delivery

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Ice Cream Home Delivery

Ronaldos Ice Cream direct to your door? No problem! with our home delivery service. We are very excited to reveal that we have teamed up with food delivery extraordinaires Deliveroo to provide the ice cream home delivered. Order a range of our high quality, locally produced ice creams direct from our factory to your front door! From this Thursday, 9th June 2016, a selection of our ice creams and sorbets will be available to order through the Deliveroo App or website. Available flavours include the ever popular classics such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Mint Choc Chip, to newer favourites like Stem Ginger and Salted Caramel and many more. Our local fruit ice creams that you know and love are there, including Norfolk Strawberry, Raspberry and Gooseberry. For those of you who prefer a sorbet our Lemon Sorbet and Mango Sorbet are also available. Ice creams and sorbets are available in 500ml tubs, priced at £5 each & 2 litre tubs at £15 each. Delivery is available between 12-5pm, Monday to Friday, within 2.7km from the city centre.   To view our range and order online please visit Deliveroo or search ‘Ronaldo Ices’ on the Deliveroo App. We are really excited to be able to offer this additional way to buy our ice creams* direct to your home, office or wherever in the city you may be! As the very first ice cream manufacturer to deliver through Deliveroo we would be really keen to hear your feedback on the service and hope you will give it a go this summer! * (you can of course continue, as always, to buy direct from our Norwich factory, our barrows or from various retail outlets throughout...

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Ronaldo Ices number 1 in Norfolk

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016

Ronaldo Ices number 1 in Norfolk

http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/six_of_the_best_places_to_get_ice_cream_in_norfolk_1_4566539  

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Wisteria Tea Rooms

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015

Wisteria Tea Rooms

Wisteria Tea Rooms We are delighted to welcome Wisteria Tea Rooms as a new customer     Family run Wisteria tea rooms is situated in Newmans yard in the North Norfolk market town of Fakenham. With a fine selection of homemade cakes, jams, a selection of gluten free produce & lots of lovely locally sourced ingredients we are proud to be their supplier of ice creams & sorbets. Wisteria tea rooms have also teamed up with Norfolk artist association CAPER so you can enjoy some fine Norfolk landscape paintings along with your mornings coffee, light lunch, cream teas or even an ice cream! We would like to wish mother & daughter team Samantha & Kirstin Holsey all the best in their new venture from all at Ronaldo Ice Cream. You can take a look at the website...

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Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015

Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink

Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink membership scheme   We are very pleased to announce that we have joined  the Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink labeling scheme. This scheme has been set up to recognise artisan producers, like ourselves, who truly appreciate our region & the wonderful produce of Norfolk. So wherever you see this label you can be sure the product has been made with passion & integrity from small batches using genuinely local ingredients. We would like to thank Norfolk Food & Drink  for setting this...

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Christmas Ice Creams

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015

Christmas Ice Creams

Christmas Ice Creams   We are very excited to announce our Christmas Ice Creams for 2015 with all our traditional seasonal specials as well as a few tasty new additions! These will be available throughout the festive period & we hope they will perfectly compliment your...

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GoGoDragons

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

GoGoDragons

Dragons are Go Go!   We are delighted to announce that this year we are supporting BREAK & the Go Go Dragons! Thanks to Wild in Art Dragons have invaded the streets of Norwich this year with 84 individually designed truly unique models popping up all over our fine city. We were kindly asked to help support this great cause & concoct  an ice cream to cool these dragons’ flames as well as raise some money for BREAK & bring a smile to our customers’ faces! Having put our heads together we decided to make a lovely traditional Knickerbocker Glory Ice Cream, sure to be a favourite of Knicker Bocker Gloria, the dragon designed by Peter & Jayne Smith & sponsored by the good people of Bluebird Care. You can find this special flavour on our Ice Cream barrow on London Street, Norwich as well as at many of the Norwich events we cover during the summer. Each ice cream sold will make a donation so we are hoping it proves really popular & we can help BREAK change some young lives for the better. So please stop by our barrow on your way round the dragon trail for tasty way to support a good cause. You can get involved on twitter @gogodragons2015 or #ggd2015 Read all about our link up with the Go Go Dragons thanks to the...

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Kiwi Sorbet

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

Kiwi Sorbet

Kiwi Sorbet In the lead up to Valentines Day we receive lots of phone calls from chefs asking for unusual flavours for their special menus. One of the flavours we made this year is a particular favourite of mine & is a good illustration of the techniques that make our ice creams & sorbets so special hence this short blog. The first thing once we had sourced our Kiwi fruit (unfortunately they were not locally grown!) was to prepare them, our customer required 10lts of sorbet so we set about paring 100 kiwis, that’s 10 Kiwis in every litre of sorbet to give it real natural flavour & colour. The Kiwi is then blended & added to syrup of water, sugars & natural pectin to give it body. The mixture is then churned & frozen down to around -5, packed into tubs & frozen further down to -22Deg C. And there you have it, no artificial flavours, colours or overcomplicated processes just a delicious sorbet bursting with natural flavour &...

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Time Out in Lisbon

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014

Time Out in Lisbon

After the busy summer season there is always a bit of a scramble to get out on holiday & recharge the batteries. During my break I visited the bustling Mercado da Ribera to eat at the Time Out Food Hall in Lisbon , Portugal. The hall boasts some fine restaurant stands & Deli style stalls where you can enjoy anything from a quick ice cream to a three course meal with wine. We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the food,  & with dishes between 4-10 euros it was certainly reasonable. No trip would be complete for me without sampling the local Ice Cream & as luck would have it Lisbon Ice Cream institution Santinis have a stand here. The set up & service from their team of scoopers was very impressive with a team of four; one to take your order & payment & the other three serving a choice of ten classic flavours into cones & tubs. You can check out their website here , they offer home delivery which is something that we have been considering for a while & would love to know your thoughts...

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