Just one Bellini! Ice cream sales help fund New Forest conservation

new-forest-icecreamA bellissimo Bellini ice cream based on the Italian cocktail made famous in Harry’s Bar in Venice will be directly helping to conserve the unique environment of the New Forest.

Lymington-based New Forest Ice Cream has created the brand new flavour to mark its 30th anniversary – and is donating a proportion of each catering tub sold to the lovetheforest conservation scheme.

The Peach Bellini, formulated with natural flavourings and cream with peach purée and inclusions of pearl sugar balls to mark the pearl anniversary of New Forest Ice Cream, is based on the drink first created at the Venice bar frequented by Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis and Orson Welles in the early part of the 20th Century.

And now they hope ice cream lovers will be saying “Salute” with every scoop.

From each catering tub sold, 25p will be donated towards the New Forest Trust’s conservation charity scheme lovetheforest.  The New Forest Trust  is marking its own milestone this year after 10 years working to protect the forest.

New Forest Ice Cream Director Niki Jenman said: “What better way to mark our 30th anniversary of trading than with a new flavour that will also help this area that we all love so much.

“Our ice cream is sold right across the New Forest to visitors and residents alike and they, like us, are very aware of the importance of conserving this beautiful space.

“We are proud to support lovetheforest and the incredible work they are doing to continue to develop ways to protect the forest.”

Julie Mottisfont, Director of lovetheforest, said: “Marking 10 years of raising funds for New Forest conservation  is a terrific achievement for us and we couldn’t do it without the support of organisations like New Forest Ice Cream.

“We are grateful for the donations that we will receive from them and their purchasers. It is so important that we tackle issues affecting the New Forest, such as the safety of animals and protecting the trees, flora and fauna.”