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Our History - In Your Hands

Our History - In Your Hands

Holdens & Co. are proud, family run, artisan ice cream makers.

We have been making our famous award winning dairy ice cream from the same site in Edgworth Village in Lancashire since 1929. Our milk comes from Holstein Friesian cows who graze in the fields of the same farm we’ve always worked with, less than a mile up the road.

We’re proud that our original dairy ice cream has just 6 ingredients. It boasts a buttery rich flavour and traditional texture making for a dense ice cream.This means it doesn’t melt as soon as you look at it and has unique characteristics such as larger ice crystals within. In producing our award winning ice cream, we utilise the very same methods as we did back in 1929 when machinery wasn’t equipped to whip air into ice cream the way it does now.

Since 2010, we have introduced a variety of flavours to our collection. These are made using more modern techniques, whilst retaining the quality, density and richness of our original they are smoother & have a lighter mouthfeel.

Now run by the Cort family, Holdens & Co. cherishes its heritage whilst bringing new ideas and style to the fore.

In October 2016 we opened our second Holdens & Co. site within the newly developed Kitchen Courtyard at Haigh Hall Country Park. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and we have grown the footprint of Holdens & Co. by adding multiple mobile ice cream units in the form of ice cream vans and ice cream bikes to our offering and through our wholesale supply to local stockists.

In 2022, we opened a further store in Whalley, set deep in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Since opening, we have welcomed rave reviews and truly become part of the local community. With picturesque surroundings and a vibrant social scene, Whalley truly is one our stand out stores to visit.

Looking to the future, we will continue to provide our traditional dairy ice cream and provide the next generation with joy and memories that last a lifetime.

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