Read on to discover all of Mackie’s new and exciting happenings at the farm and beyond. This section will allow you to find out about Mackie’s exciting projects, new products, ice cream and chocolate flavours, and all our other goings on.
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‘MACKIE’S 19.2’ is the name we’ve chosen for our upcoming Parlour in our hometown of Aberdeen. This describes the exact number of miles from the farm,where we make all the ice cream, to the Marischal Square venture in Aberdeen – where we are looking forward to opening our first ice cream parlour.
It’s a bit of fun – but is also the perfect way to show that we’re a local family business and our commitment to use as much local produce as possible.
We plan to open in the Autumn, the 40 cover venture will provide a choice of more than 20 new flavours of ice cream, Ice cream lollies, crepes and waffles as well some special new chocolates - there’s lots of work going on in the New Product Development Kitchen with scooping flavours, toppings, ripples, crepes and chocolate!
Taking inspiration from Mackie’s Westertown farm, the design even has a life sized illuminated cow hanging in the window. We are working with partners like Contagious – as we like their innovative work in bringing brands to life and telling stories with distillery visitor centres. Jason Milne, Creative Director at Contagious Design, said: “We created a design concept of ‘Sophistication Dipped in Fun’ which is reflected in each and every detail – from the cow to furniture dipped in colour reflecting ice cream falvours, marble table tops while timber counters and an information wall will impart key facts about Mackie’s provenance – with it all coming together to create a relaxing and fun space.
“The whole shop is unified by cool, ice cream rippled ceiling features – which are certainly fun, but as well as holding the aesthetics together absorb some of the ambient noise to create a desirable environment.
We are trying to find the perfect combination of produce - from the farm, paired with artisan coffee and fresh local foods to make this the first of many Mackie’s ice cream parlours.
We are excited to be a part of the Marischal Square development which promises to be a vibrant new business and leisure destination in the heart of the city. Keep in touch by joining our Friends of Mackie’s for updates on the opening date – or follow our Facebook page.