INSPIRED IN 1671
We take our inspiration from King Charles II. In 1671 in celebration of St George, King Charles II held a banquet at Windsor Castle which featured the very first serving of ice cream in the UK.
IMAGE: King Charles II (Banquet given in his honour by the States of Holland) by Pieter Philippe, after Jacob Toorenvliet line engraving, circa 1660-1676. Image courtesy of the NPG.
King Charles II first tasted ice cream during his exile in France. When he returned home in 1660, following the Restoration of the Monarchy, he continued to be inspired by the tastes and fashions of the country that had sheltered him.
The King paid an ice cream maker a yearly stipend to keep the recipe secret, but by the 1680s the recipe had been revealed and ice cream was being enjoyed not just by royalty but by the general public as well.
It is this spirit of innovation and eye for quality that Cream & Country wants to maintain by producing great tasting ice cream using only British milk & cream and natural ingredient.
From 1671, ice cream became a street snack over three centuries to inspire British communities with quenching flavours.