Being just 19.2 miles from their farm at Westertown where 330 cows produce more than 10 million litres of ice cream a year – there’s a big push to source as much as possible from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
If you’re on a mission to try every possible combination it’s going to take you a very, very long time!
Each flavour of ice cream can be served in a variety of different ways, with different toppings and sauces – you can even have them on top of a waffle or crepe.
In store they have more than 20 different flavours of ice cream, including some special handmade varieties only available in store including seasonal mince pie, triple chocolate and toffee popcorn.
New flavours, including collaborations with other firms, will be rotated in throughout the year.
The two Italian-made chocolate taps are set up to provide an endless flow of perfectly melted milk and dark chocolate to top you’re ice cream, lolly or canolli – they even use the tap to create their hot chocolates and mochas.
To make your choice a little easier, Mackie’s have matched some of the best combinations into their Sundae menu, including a Taste of Paradise, with White chocolate and coconut ice cream and hot dark chocolate sauce, and the Posh Banana Split with scoops of traditional, chocolate and butterscotch ice cream.
However, if ice cream isn’t your thing, or if it’s a little too cold outside, there plenty of hot drinks, savoury snacks and – of course – Mackie’s chocolate.
Their first customers loved it so much they even wrote this poem about the new ice cream parlour.
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As part of their drive to source as much as possible from local businesses, they use Caber Coffee, serve So… Sandwiches and stock BrewDog beer. The tea is from Edinburgh-based Eteaket.
The brownies and cakes are made at Hoodles, near Oldmeldrum, and contain Mackie’s own chocolate.
Local firms were used to kit out the parlour and create the signs.
To top it off, around 90% of the store’s takeaway tubs, cutlery and packaging is made from vegware and is biodegradable
The cafe is open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays, 9am to 9pm on Saturday’s and 11am to 6pm on Sunday’s.
Prices for ice cream start at £2 for a one-scoop tub or cone.