Our gelato

Gelato is not simply the Italian name for ice cream.

Although it feels very smooth, gelato is made using more milk than cream, and so is much lower in fat than traditional ice cream. There is also less air in gelato, which means it packs more flavour.

About us

Baboo Gelato was set up in 2015 by Annie Hanbury, a trained gelatiere, who wanted to combine her passion for making seriously good ice cream with the glut of fabulous ripe fruit on her doorstep.

Our awards

We have been honoured to win awards every year since we started, most recently Champion Ice Cream 2020 from Taste of the West for our Salted Caramel; and Best British Specialty from the Great British Food Awards 2020. We are a Great Taste Producer.

Solar powered

We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant (November 2023) by Low Carbon Dorset as part of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund to add solar panels to our production facility in Rampisham, Dorset. This will materially reduce our carbon footprint by 14.55 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide each year.

EU support

Back in 2017-2019, we recieved some amazing support. We were delighted to have been offered a generous grant from the EU to support our growth, helping us to buy more top quality machinery. We are so sorry that such far sighted and supportive schemes are no longer available in the UK