The History of Notarianni Ice Cream

Notarianni’s was set up in Blackpool at the end of a long journey. Luigi Notarianni was born into a large family in a small village in the south of Italy. At the beginning of the 20th century there was great poverty and a realisation that the locals would have to leave to make a living for the family. So like many Italians before, Luigi and his wife Messalina decided to follow other members of the family and immigrate to Scotland.

They first moved to Paisley near Glasgow where they worked to save enough money to open up their own ice cream parlour. They had two children and decided to move down to Blackpool to start up a business. They found a shop on Central Promenade where they quickly became popular with the locals and visitors alike making beautiful vanilla ice cream with all the usual sundaes and drinks.

They were doing so well that they decided to open up a second parlour on Waterloo road, circa 1937, (this is where the family still trade today). Then came the Second World War and Luigi was taken away along with a lot of UK Italians, and interned on the Isle of Man for the duration of the war. Messalina and her daughter couldn’t keep both shops running so eventually had to give up Central Prom and concentrate on Waterloo Road.

After the war had finished Luigi returned to help back in the 
business and his daughter married into another great Italian
ice cream family based in Great Yarmouth.

The third and fourth generations of the family still run the business today at Waterloo road, thanks to a loyal following from locals and tourists who have returned generation after generation.

Classic Ice Creams

Classic 99’s
Classic 99’s
Our homemade vanilla ice cream on a wafer cone with a Flake, available in small and large, loved by everyone!
Regular Cones
Regular Cones
The favourite crispy wafer cone, available with a small or large scoop of our vanilla ice cream
Twist Cone
Twist Cone
An old fashioned cone with a nostalgic taste, an old classic not to be forgotten
Waffle Cones
Waffle Cones
We offer a wide range of waffle cones in various sizes and types including Chocolate coated, Honeycomb, Popcorn, Cookie and Sherbet just to name a few!

Flavours

VANILLA
VANILLA
You can have any flavour you like as long as its vanilla! From Italy to Blackpool with love since 1928, Our family have been making our homemade Italian vanilla ice cream to a secret recipe handed down through four generations. Using the finest and freshest local farm milk to form the basis of our ice cream which we make fresh daily on our premises.

Milkshakes

Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Coconut
Coconut
Banana
Banana
Chocolate
Chocolate
Peach
Peach
Vanilla
Vanilla
Kinder Bueno
Kinder Bueno
Mint Aero
Mint Aero
Crunchie
Crunchie
Malteasers
Malteasers
Diam
Diam
Oreo
Oreo
Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Milky Bar
Milky Bar
Nutella
Nutella
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
Ferrero Rocher
Ferrero Rocher
Reese’s
Reese’s

Speciality Wafers

Oyster Delight
Oyster Delight
A wafer oyster shell coated in chocolate and coconut with a marshmallow middle filled with a scoop of our homemade vanilla ice cream
Chocolate Wafer
Chocolate Wafer
A ice cream sandwich, 2 crispy chocolate flavoured wafers with a scoop of our homemade vanilla ice cream
Nougat Wafer
Nougat Wafer
An ice cream sandwich, a chocolate coated and marshmallow filled wafer with a scoop of our homemade vanilla ice cream, have a single or a double!
Plain Wafer
Plain Wafer
Exactly what is says, an ice cream sandwich on a plain wafer filled with a scoop of our homemade vanilla ice cream, an old classic

Tubs

Tubs
Tubs
We have 5 different size tubs ranging from 160ml to 2 litres, all filled with our homemade vanilla ice cream .

The Parlour

parlour-menu

The Notarianni Family

Big Mike

Big Mike

‘The Don’/ 3rd Generation

Luca Vettese

Luca Vettese

Manager/ 4th Generation

Maddalena Vettese

Maddalena Vettese

4th Generation

Our Loyal Customers

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Bubble Chucks
There is ice-cream and then there is Notarianni's ice-cream. We visited earlier this week during a trip to the north of England. We chose to have it unencumbered by sprinkles and sauces. It is creamy, flavoursome and oh so unctuous and moreish. Wouldn't it be lovely if they opened a place near our home in the south.
Bubble Chucks
Happy Customer
Rob Scot
If you want to taste the best ice cream for miles around this is the place to go. Well worth the short walk from the promenade to savour and support a long established local business.
Rob Scot
Happy Customer
Hayley Kirkham
Notariannis is the best ice cream you'll ever taste & a must if you're here for a visit! There's nothing negative to say at all, it's just amazing!! My family & I visit at least once a week & we're always gutted when it closes for winter!
Hayley Kirkham
Happy Customer