It was a bright summer's day in 1982 when our dad first perfected our ice cream recipe using the best quality, freshest milk and cream we could find from local dairy herds. We started off selling it from our family grocers and when we realised the queue was out the door, we knew we needed a proper name for it. The head of the business at that time was a very sweet lady called Maud (my grandmother), and so we named it after her.
We employed the services of a very talented and very tall Sugar Boiler called Jackie who perfected our special recipe honeycomb that goes just gooey enough to make our Poor Bear sticky and crunchy in equal measures and our super melty fudge, both of which we still make from scratch every week. We also started to source the finest chocolate from Belgium becoming trained chocolatiers along the way and found the best people to join the Mauds Squad, most of whom are still with us today!
Over the years we've travelled all round the world, bringing back some of the best fruit and herb essences we could find, adding them to our ice creams and sorbets and selling them through our growing number of cafes and parlours owned by an ever growing army of ice cream obsessives just like us.
So far Maud's has won a whopping 129 awards and is sold in hundreds of outlets right across the island of Ireland (and even in a little town in Spain). We're really proud of how our recipe hasn't changed in all these years and how we have never compromised the quality of our ingredients. After all, we've been stuck in the ice cream age since 1982 and we've no intention of leaving it now.