A LOCAL ice cream maker has scooped an exclusive slot at this year’s Dorset County Show.

Purbeck Ice Cream, which was founded by Hazel and Peter Hartle 26 years ago, has been announced as the exclusive ice cream provider at the show on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7. The company is based near Corfe Castle and has been supporting the Dorset County Show since it began. They have been sampling their ice creams for over 20 years now.

Hazel said: “We started out with a little freezer loaded into the back of our Land Rover along with our three young sons. At that time, we could only sell tubs with individual spoons due to health and safety. This year, we’ll be bringing along our super-cool, purpose built event van which enables us to serve scoops in waffle cones in a choice of twelve flavours.”