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A family business
Geraldo's is run by me and my mum, Sweet Caroline. Ice cream has always been a massive part of our family with my mum starting her own ice cream business in the 60’s, followed by family-run enterprises across Ayrshire, Falkirk and Edinburgh within the leisure and licensed trade industry.
In March 2000, I seized the opportunity to open my own shop in Largs and have never looked back.
Our Dad, Gerald
Largs is well known for the Scots/Italian connection and we’re often asked of any Italian connections however my dad, Gerald, played football for Scotland as a young man and cut his career short to continue in the family business at that time.
On the field he was known as Geraldo and to his family and my mum he was Gerry Berry. He died of cancer in 2005 just after I established ice cream production on site and, in his memory, I branded my ice cream as Geraldo’s.
In 2016 we rebranded the business to Geraldo’s and focussed our offering on our luxury ice cream as well as specialising in handmade chocolates, premium spirits and gifts.
Our ice cream
With Sweet Caroline in charge of production we’re delighted to have won numerous industry awards for some of our more creative flavour combinations although our greatest satisfaction comes from the look of delight on the many faces of those who support us locally and the day trippers who flock to the seaside town of Largs every year.
Our product range
I personally enjoy working closely with several chocolate producers in the UK and on the Continent to give a constantly changing range of top quality chocolates, all of which are carefully selected by me to give our customers greater choice and variety throughout the year and offer something new and unusual with every visit.
Our range of premium spirits has developed along the way too; choosing, in the main, to work with independent distilleries and craft producers as much as possible. I’m a big supporter of the Scottish Gin Industry and know the work and effort so many people have put in to develop their product. Our brand launch gin festival, ongoing masterclasses and regular in-store tastings allow two-way support for us all.
Visit us in Largs
Unfortunately we can’t send our ice cream through the post, but there are many more products and gift ideas available from the shop that are not always shown on the website. If you have a particular requirement or need a gift for a special occasion please contact us directly where a member of our team will be happy to deal with your enquiry.
We want you to enjoy whatever you may choose to order from us but we’d love you to visit Largs and our shop sometime too as we continue on our journey with Geraldo’s.
Toni Dawson - Owner and Managing Director
Our shop is currently closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), although we are still processing online and local orders, as well as taking phone calls between 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday (closed on Sundays).