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From Then Till Now

Porrelli was established by Gerardo Porrelli in 1925 when he immigrated to Scotland from San Biagio in Southern Italy. He settled in Paisley with his family and began to produce delicious ice cream using traditional recipes brought from his homeland

In January 2008, Porrelli moved production of their high-quality Italian style ice cream to their ‘State of the Art’ ice cream factory in Paisley. Upgraded equipment and processes has increased capacity to over 6000 litres of delicious ice cream every day.

We have now entered our 94th year and today, Porrelli is still very much a family business. The current Managing Director Enzo Durante is the grandson of the founder Gerardo and he is supported by his wife Ines and daughter Serena. Together they lead a very passionate team that is committed to delivering quality and service that has seen generations of people across Scotland enjoy Porrelli Ice Cream.

Our team source high-quality ingredients, flavours and inclusions from suppliers around the world to produce our luxury Italian ice cream. Using our original recipe, the same base has been blended which has helped our success and has allowed us to develop over 100 different flavours of ice cream. With a passion for innovation, we are renowned for creating unique and interesting flavours such as Scottish Tablet, Iron Brew, Turkish Delight and Italian Mascarpone & Amarena Cherry.

See more of our ice cream flavours here

With a passion for innovation and high-quality ingredients, our production team are constantly developing new and exciting flavours, as well as ensuring the quality and consistency of our award-winning ice cream is exceptional. We also supply high-quality frozen food goods to the catering trade, frozen wholesalers, cash & carries and multiple retailers including Sainsbury’s and ASDA.

It is our secret family recipe that has been handed down through the family over the years that has helped Porrelli to win numerous industry awards. And these in turn have helped to establish the brand as being trusted and respected for its quality throughout the multiple trades that we cater to.

Ice cream cart hire

In addition to the retail and catering trade, Porrelli are proud to also offer a unique ice cream cart hire experience for any weddings or events, serving you and your guests unlimited award-winning ice cream!

We provide a professional and friendly service using our traditional luxury ice cream in a vast range of flavours!

Package includes:

  • Set up and service for two hours (additional hours can be arranged)
  • Unlimited amount of Ice Cream served to your guests.
  • Choice of 6 flavours of Ice Cream from our flavour list.
  • Tubs & Cones
  • One or two members of trained staff (dependent on number of guests)


Flavour List includes:

Double Cream Vanilla, Strawberry, Belgian Chocolate, Raspberry Ripple, Scottish Tablet, Bubblegum, Kinder, Donatella Rocher, Coconut, Mango, Cheesecake plus many more…

Please contact serena@porrelli.com for more information. Price on application.

To see our full list of products and prices, click here.