OUR SURFING COWS
They make pretty special ice cream
Surfing Cow Ice Cream is made from our own high quality milk produced by our special cows. We make all the ice cream in our ice cream parlour, less than 100 metres down the road from the milking parlour at South Battisborough Farm, and within a few metres of the fields they graze in, overlooking Mothecombe beach.
Sun-bathed and with a sea view – our cows are spoilt, and they all seem pretty happy with their surroundings!
Find our more about our cows here
All our ice cream is made on-farm at South Battisborough
South Battisborough Farm is just 600 metres from the sea. The farm runs down to the River Erme on one boundary, with Mothecombe beach and the sea on another. It is part of the beautiful Flete Estate, with Holbeton village at the far end. The climate here is temperate so we rarely have frosts, this means the grass grows 99 per cent of the year!
OUR ICE CREAM
We make our smooth gelato-style ice cream using artisan methods. All our ice cream is made in small batches using only the best ingredients around. We make a huge range of flavours (over 50!) and these are available by the scoop and in take home tubs too! Many of our flavours are award-winning, our most recent winner is Chocolate which won GOLD at the 2021 Food Drink Devon awards and also GOLD at the 2021 Taste of the West awards!
OUR A-MAIZE-ING MAZE & SUNFLOWER FIELD
An afternoon out for all ages
The Maize Maze & Sunflower Field are now closed for 2021
You'll find us on the road to Mothecombe beach, just follow our surfboard signs and you may be lucky enough to see the girls crossing the road to head to the milking parlour for afternoon milking. At the end of the road you'll find our shop, where you can buy your perfect scoop (or two...or three) of our delicious gelato to enjoy in our huge garden, which overlooks the sea and has plenty of benches (we think it's quite spectacular!)
From 1st August our Maize Maze is open! The maze will be open every day of the summer holidays and October half term (23rd - 31st October). See if you can beat farmer Lawrence and find the centre, or will you get stuck at a dead end! At the end of the summer the maize is chopped up in to cow food to keep the girls going during the winter months.
During Summer 2021 we also opened our Sunflower Field! Walk amongst the sunflowers and enjoy the beautiful flowers and the view. The Sunflower Field is now closed for 2021 but will return during Summer 2022!
OUR PUMPKIN PATCH
New PYO for 2021!
The Pumpkin Patch is now closed for 2021
Our new Pumpkin Patch opens on Saturday 23rd October and is open every day of the half term holiday or until the Pumpkins run out! You don't need to book, just head to the shop on arrival and follow the signs to the Pumpkin Patch. Choose from a selection of different sizes and varieties and pay when you leave. Entry is free, only pay for the Pumpkins you pick! Prices starting at £3.
Doing our bit, one tub at a time
We are pleased to say that all of our 120ml, 500ml & 1L size tubs are 100% biodegradable and compostable!
As a small business we think it's important to do our bit for the environment and to help our customers be more environmentally friendly when they buy our ice cream.
All of our 120ml, 500ml & 1L tubs are made from paper and the individual 120ml sizes come complete with a wooden spoon in the lids. When we deliver to our customers, we always re-use cardboard boxes and use paper parcel tape. Our 4L tubs are still plastic, as currently the UK market doesn't supply paper tubs this size, but they are fully recyclable!