Celebrating 123 years of Norfolk Ice Cream

Parravani’s have been making traditional Italian ice cream in Norfolk and Suffolk to recipes handed down through the family, for over 120 years.

Our story

Founded in 1898, we are the oldest independent producer of ice cream in East Anglia and indeed, the longest-established in England. It all started with Giuseppe Parravani, who began as a small ice cream seller in the busy city streets of Norwich.

To this day, the family have maintained the traditional recipes handed down through the generations, and we pride ourselves on making high quality, delicious ice cream, from locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. We have come a long way from Giuseppe’s original vision, but that same vision still encapsulates everything we do.

Not to like ice cream, is to show oneself uninterested in food’.
Joseph Epstein

Our shops and Your Orders

For a personal service come and see us at our factory shop in Beccles, or alternatively at our shop in Cromer on Hamilton Road. Our shops are generally open Monday to Friday 9.00am until 4.00pm.

All our products can be ordered online via the menus above. We can deliver. You can also click and collect: simply order as usual but add a note with the details.

Questions or want to order by telephone? –  then call us on 01502 715970.

A day without ice cream is a day wasted’. Iain Peers