Suffolk’s Parravani’s Ice Cream is celebrating its 125th anniversary

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Parravani’s has been making traditional Italian ice cream since 1898

An ice cream shop celebrating its 125th anniversary said its success was “due to its use of local ingredients and traditional methods”.

Parravani’s Ice Cream was founded in 1898 and is based in Beccles, Suffolk.

It is the oldest independent ice cream maker in East Anglia, with a customer base in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Manager Adrian Nichols said the anniversary was an “incredible milestone”.

“We believe that our success … is due to the use of local ingredients and traditional methods that have been passed down for five generations since Giuseppe Parravani started it in 1898,” he said.

“Although we use modern equipment that speeds up the ice cream production process, the ingredients, methods and recipes are much the same today.”

Mr Parravani emigrated from Naples in Italy and started out as a small ice cream vendor on the streets of Norwich

The brand has survived several recessions

Parravani’s said its suppliers were “carefully selected for the quality of their ingredients and their commitment to supporting a locally made ethos”.

The company makes more than 30 different ice creams and sorbets and supplies freshly made ice cream for weddings and events.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary, Parravani’s will be releasing a limited edition local strawberry and cream flavor that will be available from March to September.

The company said Mr Parravani’s “original vision” “still sums up everything we do”.

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