Celebrating 125 Years of Producing Traditional Italian Ice Cream in Norfolk & Suffolk

Parravani’s Ice Cream has produced handed-down, traditional Italian ice cream in Norfolk & Suffolk 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

Buying Your Favourite Flavours of Ice Cream

If you are hoping to buy our ice cream, you have three options: visit our factory shop or browse our range online for home delivery. Alternatively, visit one of our stockists of 1ltr tubs:
Aldis & Son Farm Shop, NR14 7PE
Hillfield Nursery, NR14 6PA
Holton Road Garden Centre, IP19 8HG
Frank Spurgeons, NR15 1HR
Seething Post Office, NR15 1AL
Wangford Farm Shop, NR34 8AS
Wards Butchers, NR14 6JT 

Our Ice Cream Shop in Suffolk

You can come and visit us at our factory shop where we produce every product. Here, you’ll experience our full range of flavours and great offers.

Our address is:

Parravani’s Ice Cream Ltd
Unit 8 George Westwood Way, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BN, United Kingdom
01502 715970
Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Our Website

While we’re 125 years old, we’ve embraced technology to the extent that we accept orders on our website and either deliver ice cream to local customers ourselves. These areas include Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

If you live or operate a business beyond these areas and would like us to be your chosen ice cream supplier, we’ll deliver your order via our trusted and reliable national courier. We do, however, encourage you to contact us when placing your order for a delivery quote. Learn more about our Ice Cream Wholesale, Ice Cream Tubs Wholesale and Cakes Wholesale.

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

Hire Our Traditional Ice Cream Van for Your Event

We love attending public and private events, including weddings within a 25 mile radius of Beccles. Our traditional ice cream van can make entertaining guests easy. Please visit our dedicated page: Events.