A Deliciously Chilling Tale from Clan Maxwell

By | Mar 9, 2011

Renowned for their innovative, award winning ice creams such as Newcastle Brown Ale Ice Cream, The Maxwell’s of Northumberland’s have launched a new range of luxury ice cream – The Clan Maxwell Range. Made using milk from their Doddington Dairy from and mixed with Scottish Cream, the Clan Maxwell range of ice cream combines the family’s history and knowledge with the finest of Scottish ingredients.

The new Clan Maxwell range includes Vanilla, Chocolate and Real Strawberry made with local Scottish Strawberries.There will also be occasional limited editions on a Scottish theme including Tweedside Heather Honey, Cranachan and Tayberry.

For over 500 years, the Maxwells were one of the most powerful and respected families along the Scottish southwest border for over 500 years. The family, whose owned the appropriately named Castlemilk and Cowhill Castle, have been dairy farmers for over 300 years.  Today, at the family farm near Berwick upon Tweed, the Maxwells produce high quality milk from a herd of over 200 cows. They hope this taste of Scotland’s heritage will appeal to a broad range of outlets and tourist venues throughout the Borders.

Owner Neill Maxwell explained : “We have been making ice cream for the last the ten years and I really wanted to produce an ice cream that would be a celebration of everything that the Maxwells are about. My father was born and farmed in Dumfrieshire, where the family seat of the Maxwells is situated at Nithsdale and we have long been involved in the Borders turbulent history.  Consequently Clan Maxwell is a tribute to the history of the clan and our dairy farming background which goes back generations.”

Commenting on the Clan Maxwell announcement Sandi Hellowell, Regional Director for VisitScotland, said: “Scotland’s natural produce plays an incredibly important part in the visitor experience and often a great day out in the Scottish Borders can be made even better when you are presented with great tasting local treats such as ice cream.

VisitScotland’s research shows that £1 in every £5 spent by Scotland’s visitors is on food and drink, amounting to more than £500 million for UK visitors alone.”

For further details contact Clan Maxwell on Tel. 01668 283010, 07968 381 674.
email enquiries@doddingtondairy.co.uk or visit www.doddingtondairy.co.uk.

2 Comments so far
  1. charles francis maxwell March 15, 2011 9:53 pm

    good news when will it get to the u.s.a or due i have to go o scotland for it best of luck sin c. f. maxwell in laredo texas u.s.a.

  2. Lin March 17, 2011 12:58 pm

    My maiden name is Maxwell, and I was brought up in a house aptly names Caerlaverock !

    I’d love to know where in the Edinburgh area I can buy this ice-cream !

    Look forward to hearing from you !
    Kind regards,
    Lin

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