The ingredients used to make our ice cream come from many sources we grow some, such as blackcurrants, rhubarb, apples etc. Some we forage such gorse, blackberries, sloes and hazelnuts. Other ingredients we have to import as sadly they do not grow in Ireland such as vanilla, chocolate, citrus and exotic fruits and nuts.
We try and follow the seasons when using our local ingredients so that our flavours are always in date, we start in the spring with Rhubarb or wild gorse, elderberry or sea buckthorn.
Summer has all the lovely summer fruits such as raspberry’s, strawberry’s, plums, damsons etc.
The Autumn has the full harvest of the wild sloes, blackberries, hazelnuts, apples, pumpkin and many more so when you visit Café Linnalla our display cabinet will serve local, fresh in season ice cream for you to enjoy.
We will of course have all the flavours you know and love such as vanilla, cookies and cream, chocolate, caramel, pistachio nut and many more. So every time you visit Café Linnalla we will have a new and different ice cream for you to sample along with your regular favourites.
We are part of the GEOfood programme which links food to people and place. The ice cream that we market as a Geofood are Blackberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, dairy ice cream, sloe and Sea-buckthorn. We may have other flavours that maybe in season in the Burren.
Linnalla ice cream is a Geofood as our ingredients come from the Burren, we use our own milk and cream from our cows to make our ice cream. We use local ingredients such as the wild hazelnuts and berries. We grow some such as raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb so when you visit the Burren you can taste it in our ice cream. https://www.burrengeopark.ie/geofood/geofood-producers/linnalla-pure-irish-ice-cream-geofood/