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Alder Tree

Award winning ices handmade on Alder Tree’s fruit farm in Suffolk to a traditional family recipe. Made with only fruit, cream and sugar, they are naturally delicious!

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Alder Tree uses the finest ingredients and an exceptionally high fruit content to create the perfect balance between the fresh taste of sorbet and the rich creaminess of dairy ice cream. With only fresh fruit, cream and sugar in the small, hand made batches, there are no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives in a frozen dessert that is creamy and exceptionally fruity.

Over 60% of their fruit comes from their own farm,  Alder Carr Farm, or their family farm at Bury St. Edmunds. The remainder is grown on small farms within East Anglia.

Some ingredients, such as ginger or vanilla, do have to come from abroad, these are from organic sources or are fairly traded products to help ensure a fair deal for people and environment abroad.

Alder Tree ices have been produced since 1987 when a bumper crop of raspberries led them to try out an old family recipe. They began by selling through their own farm shop, and were soon asked if they could supply other outlets.
The simple combination proved such a success that they’ve never looked back, but remain true to their original ideals. Alder Tree also only supply independently owned outlets, thus providing small retailers and eateries with something that can’t be found in the large multiples.

Flavours include: Gooseberry and Elderflower • Stem Ginger and Rhubarb • Summer Fruits • Toffee Apple • Pear and Chocolate • Tayberry • Damson and more!

“Pure flavour of pure fruit. This is the way food should taste.!”  

Thomasina Miers, Food Writer and Restauranteur

“I’m a huge, huge fan of Alder Tree Fruit Cream Ice”  

Rose Prince, Food Columnist, The Daily Telegraph

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Great Taste Awards 2023:

  • Damson Ice Cream – 2 stars
  • Blackcurrant Plant-Based Ice Cream – 1 star
  • Pear & Vanilla Ice Cream – 1 star
  • Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream – 1 star
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – 1 star

Great Taste Awards 2022:

  • Blackcurrant Ice Cream – 3 stars
  • Raspberry Ice Cream – 2 stars

Great Taste Awards 2021:

  • Raspberry Fruit Cream Ice – 2 stars
  • Summer Berries Fruit Cream Ice – 1 star
  • Gooseberry & Elderflower Fruit Cream Ice – 1 star
  • Damson Fruit Cream Ice – 1 star

Contact Alder Tree

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01449 721220

Alder Carr Farm

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