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kōwhai creamery

real food, real flavour, real simple.


kōwhai creamery was born after the sun had set on the McIntyre’s dairy farming years, but new days dawned and the fruit never falls far from the tree. A tree that would become their symbol, along with their developing blueberry orchard on a small farm outside of Waharoa. It was the milk though which had been such a big part of their past that would stay with them into their future, only this time taking a new form - ice cream.
Just six months after churning their first batch of ice cream kōwhai creamery were award winners, taking home two silvers for their Blueberry and Salted Caramel Gelato. It was at that moment they realised the dream had solidified to a reality, uncertainty faded and the future looked bright. Now with 11 awards under their belt and being awarded the best gelato of the land in 2017*.

The Gelato is made from full cream Jersey cow milk fed on lush Waikato pastures.

The Yoghurt Flavoured Gelato has the tang of curdled milk and the flavour and sweetness of real fruit combined with the creaminess and smoothness of our gelato base.

Packed full of real fruit and crystal clear Waikato water churned to the smoothness and consistency of gelato. A perfect frozen dessert alternative for the lactose and dairy free diets these are also vegan and gluten free.

flavours: 

Blood Orange Chocolate Shatter

Caramelised Fig & Honey Gelato - Silver Award 2018

Chocolate Cake Gelato

Ginger & Tumeric Gelato

Kowhai Hokey Gelato

Passion Fruit Gelato

Salted Caramel Gelato - Silver Award 2016

Strawberry Gelato

Zesty Lemon Curd Gelato - Gold Award 2107

Velluto Blueberry Yoghurt Gelato - Silver Award 2018

Mango Sorbet - Silver Award 2018

Mixed Berry Sorbet