Last weekend, we were down in the central belt of Scotland, seeing family and friends. We also managed to stop in on two of the stops on Scotland’s Ice-Cream Trail!
The first was The Milk Barn, near to Falkirk. We came along here for a post lunch ice-cream and enjoyed blue sky views across the Stirlingshire hills while we slurped on our cones and tubs of creamy ice.
My choices above, were Oreo Cookies and Cream, and Strawberry Panna Cotta. Other flavours sampled were blueberry yoghurt, strawberry and “plain Moo” (vanillla) but you see more here (and all the icecream is made using milk from the herd of cows across the fields!)
This place is very suitable for families – there’s a good sized secure play area, and a replica cow that you can ‘milk’. Mr B was only too pleased to give a demonstration!
The same day, we also went to visit the Kelpies (mythical Scottish water horses). They truly are majestic sculptures and Helix Park is a fab place to run, walk, or even rollerblade through! (Tip: Park in the Helix Car Park to save parking charges, the Kelpies are only a 10 minute walk away from there)
After a lovely day seeing friends and family, it was time to drive back home, up the A9 to Inverness. We shunned the over packed and overpriced House of Bruar for an earlier stop just outside of Perth at Stewart Tower Dairy and Cafe. Again, just for ice cream as it was so warm and sunny. Like the Milk Barn, ice cream on site is made using milk from the farm. While we really liked the Milk Barn’s fare, we love the italian style soft gelato that is offered at the Stewart Tower. Mr B proclaimed his mint choc chip/chocolate combo was the best he’d had in Scotland, and I was absolutely loving my choices (Jammy Dodger and ‘Perthshire Cream Tea’ – vanilla, jam and scone pieces)
Have you sampled any of the many places on Scotland’s ice cream trail?