What makes Supermac’s Ice Cream taste so good?

Claire McGovern

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Claire McGovern

What makes Supermac’s Ice Cream taste so good?

The Cone Brothers - Brothers Marcus and Cormac O Neachtain enjoying an ice cream in Eyre Square.

We all scream for ice cream!  Have you ever wondered why Supermac’s Ice Cream tastes so good? There is a reason that the Supermac’s Hot Muffin and Ice Cream has been described as the ‘national dessert’ and according to Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, there are two reasons.

The 1st is the 100% Irish milk from Lakeland Dairies and the other is the secret recipe that is used to make the ice cream so creamy and tasty.  “The secret is in the mix,” Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh revealed. “The ratio of fresh cream to fresh milk is why our ice cream tastes as good as it does. We have worked hard at understanding what it is our customers want and when we find out we work hard at giving it to them. The mix that Lakeland Dairies provides is unique to our restaurants and it is made using the highest quality milk from grass fed cows that have the opportunity to graze for up to 300 days a year,” he said.  

So, the good news is that Supermac’s and Lakeland Dairies have agreed that the farmer owned co-op will continue to supply the ice cream mix for the restaurant chain. Supermac’s has a wide variety of ice cream products on its menu providing 9 ice cream products from the Hot Muffin and Ice Cream to the Swirly and the Cone.

The announcement is an extension of the existing relationship the two organisations have where Lakeland Dairies is the exclusive supplier of ice cream for Supermac’s.

Lakeland Dairies is a farmer owned dairy processing co-operative based in Cavan.  It employs over 600 people directly and sources milk from over 2,200 dairy farmers. Lakeland General Manager for Food Service, Dermot Farrell said "Lakeland Dairies Co-operative is delighted to be the ice cream supplier of choice to Supermac's. We have over 120 years of heritage in the manufacture of grass fed dairy products. With dedication and care, we collect fresh milk from our farmer milk suppliers and carefully blend our perfectly balanced mix of fresh cream and milk to achieve a perfectly flavoured ice cream. Made for you and your enjoyment," he concluded.