ICE CREAM. DONE DIFFERENT.
At NORTHERN BL°C, we make great ice cream. We believe it’s meant to be indulgent; enjoyed at anytime, by anybody. Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to make that happen. We’ve created some truly exciting, innovative flavour profiles for both retail and food service — as well as perfecting our evolving plant-based ice cream range.
Using fresh, natural ingredients and a chef’s approach to flavour, we’re on a mission to do ice cream right.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
INNOVATION AT OUR CORE
We’re constantly asking questions, learning, re-evaluating and experimenting. We want our company to produce tangible solutions that contribute towards a more sustainable way of living, for everyone.
Ice cream alone can’t change the world. But we can make an impact through the ways in which we’re working, what we’re making and how it’s distributed — whether that’s down the road or on the other side of the globe.
From the ingredients we source to our packaging and distribution channels, we’re always asking ourselves, and our partners, if there’s a better way. It’s how we’ve run NORTHERN BL°C from the start. We believed that our ice cream is for everyone, so we launched an indulgent plant-based range.
We spent years trying to source more sustainable packaging; in 2020 we were the first UK brand to get biodegradable tubs into retail. These are just some of the ways we’re innovating. If it doesn’t exist, we have to make it happen ourselves.
We’d like to say that it all comes naturally; that we’re superheroes for sustainability or have been gifted with insight into how to do things right. The truth is, we’re just like everyone else. Except that we’re not scared to be a work-in-progress, or ask the questions.
And then we set out to find the answers.
MADE WITH ONLY THE BEST, NATURAL & RESPONSIBLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
Manolo Imperatori is our chef, creative, scientist, world-championship winning, fourth-generation Italian ice-cream master extraordinaire. He showed up at our ice cream van in 2015 and helped us to get the science behind our flavour profiles right.
Back then, we were operating out of a single industrial unit —with Manolo’s support and creative talent, we became a force to be reckoned with in the ice cream world. It’s that awesome fusion of science and art that makes our product so great; the molecular chemistry combined with that next-level taste. Manolo’s still driving our pursuit of perfection forward, experimenting with new techniques, flavour profiles and ingredients. Making real life magic happen — all from a lab, at our HQ, in Leeds.
AN ICE CREAM REVOLUTION
We’re in theatres, supermarkets and restaurants around the country. We’ve collaborated with breweries and chefs, served scoops at street food festivals and created some revolutionary flavour profiles.
Genuine sustainability is at the forefront of everything that we do. We’re a fast-growing brand and as we expand, so does our impact. We are passionate about making it a positive one — and want to be considered in our approach to tackling environmental and social issues.
And of course, we want the world to be able to try our ice cream. We’ll continue to challenge perceptions, from others and ourselves, on just how good you can make an ice cream taste.