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Making a Sweet Difference for Over 100 Years!

At Equi’s, we believe in creating a world as sweet and caring as our ice cream. For more than 90 years, we’ve been there for families, school celebrations, and those much-needed post-breakup indulgences. Now, it’s our turn to give back.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire

In remembrance of Roberto Equi, the visionary second-generation of our business, we proudly champion Maggie’s Lanarkshire. Maggie’s haven at Monklands Hospital provides practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer, ranging from financial advice to exercise classes and walking groups.

Over the last 5 years we have raised a total of £34,051 for Maggie’s Lanarkshire. In 2022 we pledged £12,000 annually in support of the cancer caring facility, to “pay for a day” of its busy programme of support until 2026.

To find out more about the support Maggie’s offers, click here

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

  • “As Chairman of Maggies locally, oh how I pray for more generous supporters like Equis! It’s not just your regular  donations of gallons of Scotland’s BEST ice cream for volunteers and guests, but your longterm financial commitment to “Pay for a Day” for several years, is exactly the style of support that gives us confidence to continue our work to support those affected by cancer in Lanarkshire – thank you, Team Equi’s!”

    Sandy Wilkie, Chairman, Maggie’s Lanarkshire

Kilbryde Hospice

For more than five years, we’ve been honored to bring our comforting ice cream to the patients at Kilbryde Hospice.  Their dedicated team goes above and beyond, ensuring individuals facing life-limiting conditions receive the care they deserve right when they need it, all within the embrace of their local community.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

  • “Equi’s are not only a family business, they’re a part of a caring community, supplying Kilbryde Hospice with delicious ice cream – making a world of difference to our patients. Very grateful for all you do.”

    Jim Smith, Assistant Catering Manager, Kilbryde Hospice

Supporting Cole Thompson

We support local boy Cole Thomson from East Kilbride who suffers from paralysing drug resistant epileptic seizures. We sponsored Cole’s Christmas Wish campaign in 2022 & 2023 to fundraise for the £18,000 annual cost of the 10-year-old’s private medical cannabis prescription. Since taking a daily dose of the cannabis oil Bedrolite he is seizure-free and has gone from being confined to a wheelchair with limited speech to launching his own YouTube channel and training in taekwondo.

Read more about Cole’s inspiring story here.

Our commitment to community stretches back to the 1930s when we began proudly sponsoring the local football heroes, Hamilton Accies. Our partnership extends to the Hamilton Academical FC Community Trust, who provide events and support for local children and families. It’s not just about the game; it’s about uplifting our community together.

Hamilton Academical FC

Our commitment to community stretches back to the 1930s when we began proudly sponsoring the local football heroes, Hamilton Accies. Our partnership extends to the Hamilton Academical FC Community Trust, who provide events and support for local children and families. It’s not just about the game; it’s about uplifting our community together.

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What a weekend! We were incredibly honoured to win Scottish Ice Cream Champions with our famous Double Cream Vanilla at the @royalhighlandshow 🎉 

Our joy was doubled by also securing the title of Overall Dairy Champion, competing against winners from all categories. This achievement is testament to our dedication and passion for excellence in ice cream. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone at Team Equi’s 🏆🍦 

AND last but not least, a huge well done to our friends at @parkfarm_ for winning the Reserve Overall Dairy Champion - they provide all of the fresh local whole milk that helps make our ice cream so special 😍

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Welcome to Scotland, Taylor! 🩷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
 
Things are getting Swiftly exciting at our parlours with some Taylor made celebrations.
 
If you are headed to the show this weekend, be sure to grab yourself a Swiftie Swirl on route from @gladstonesland or any participating parlour.
 
See you there, Lover! 🍦
 
 #swiftieswirl #edinburghfood #edinburghlife #glasgowfood #glasgowlife #erastour #taylorswift
The launch of our Swiftie Swirl got us thinking about which Taylor era our classic flavours match up to! 

What’s your favourite era? 🍦🎶

#swiftieswirl #edinburghfood #edinburghlife #glasgowfood #glasgowlife #taylorswift #erastour #erastouredinburgh
POV you’re Taylor enjoying your free Swiftie Swirl after singing your favourite line from Shake It Off. 🍦

Be sure to tag @equisicecream and your local parlour in your snaps. 📸

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We’ve got a blank space baby… (Equi’s Version) Can you guess what our new flavour is? 🍨 Launching tomorrow in selected parlours only.
𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭! O what a glorious sight 😉 Our Scottish Tablet makes for the perfect celebratory dessert, available in stores across Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Link in our bio to find your nearest!
🚨 AVAILABLE NOW IN @lidlgb SCOTLAND WIDE 🚨 Our Vegan Strictly Strawbery & @skyeseasaltco Sea Salt & Caramel ice cream 😍 £2.99 each and it’s gone it’s GONE🏃‍♀️
It's that time in-between Christmas and New Year where there's nothing to do but...eat ICE CREAM 🤣😋 Don't worry, there is no thinking involved with this Raspberry Snowball sundae - two scoops of our delicious Raspberry Ripple ice cream (available in @asda stores across Scotland!) topped with @leesofscot snowballs ❄️ Tag us if you try it!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at Equi's Ice Cream 🎄 This Christmas, we are supporting local boy Cole Thomson from East Kilbride, who suffers from debilitating epilepsy. His family face the financial burden every year of paying £18,000 for a private prescription. We're trying to help lift this burden this Christmas. We're asking for 36 local businesses to sponsor Cole's Christmas Wish by each donating £500. We're nearly there but still need your help, so, to make a pledge, please call Lisa on 07825 252 523 or email lisaquarrell26@hotmail.co.uk.
We've got the ultimate boozy shake recipe for you to enjoy this festive season 🎄🤤
Blend:
🍦2 scoops of our Double Cream Vanilla
🥛150ml whole milk
🤤 A generous pour of Baileys
😍 Top with whipped cream and enjoy
Lisa has been fighting to keep her son Cole alive and surgery-free for over five years. We are supporting Cole's Christmas Wish campaign to raise vital funds for Cole for his life-saving medicine. Cole's family are faced with fundraising £18,000 a year for a private prescription. Equi's are asking for local businesses to show their Christmas generosity and pledge £500 towards this to keep Cole alive 🙏🏼 To make a pledge, please call Lisa on 07825 252 523 or email lisaquarrell26@hotmail.co.uk.
Christmas dessert = sorted 🎄😋 You can pick up our multi-award winning Double Cream Vanilla ice cream at your local @asda @coopuk @sparscotland @oneooneconvenience & many more independent stockists 💜
You may remember last year we helped fundraise for local boy Cole Thomson's medicine to treat his epilepsy. This year Cole's Christmas Wish campaign is relaunching with our support 🎄💜 Cole was recently our guest of honour when HRH Princess Anne visited our factory 💐 We are asking for 36 businesses to each pledge £500 to fund the cost of Cole's life saving medicine for the next year 🙏🏼 
For Cole's family, this month marks 5 years of fighting to access bedrolite through a NHS prescription and 10 years raising awareness for Epilepsy. To make a pledge, please call Lisa on 07825 252 523 or email lisaquarrell26@hotmail.co.uk.
⭐️ 10 GREAT TASTE STARS ⭐️ We are over the MOON with our results this year from the most prestigious food & drink awards there is! 🥹 The judges awarded us 4x 2 Stars - including our Honeycomb, Belgian Chocolate and @skyeseasaltco Sea Salt & Caramel Ice Creams 😋 We also received 2x 1 stars including our personal favourite Double Cream Vanilla 😋 The judges loved our "wonderfully rich creamy ice cream with the most superb mouthfeel" 🤤 👏🏼 ⭐️ #greattasteawards2023
🍦 Happy National Ice Cream Day 🍦 Every day of the year is ice cream day for the team here at Equi's Ice Cream and we wouldn't have it any other way 😋 #NationalIceCreamDay
🐱🐶 Happy National Pet Day 🐶🐱 It's time to WIN! Tag us in your cutest pics of your pet enjoying some Equi's Ice Cream to win a voucher for £25 worth of Equi's Ice Cream! We want to see all the cute pics 🥰

Standard T&Cs apply. Winner will be announced Wednesday 12th April 2023. Winner must be able to collect from our Rutherglen factory 🚗
🐣 HAPPY EASTER FROM EQUI'S ICE CREAM 🐣 Been spoiled with an Easter egg today? 🍫 FILL IT WITH EQUI'S ICE CREAM 🤤 for the ultimate Easter "sundae" 😋🍨
🍫🐣 EASTER BROWNIES TOPPED WITH EQUI'S ICE CREAM 🐣🍫 Top your brownie mix with Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs halfway through baking, and enjoy warm with our Double Cream Vanilla on top 🤤 #eastertreats #easterweekend
🐣 EASTER DESSERT INSPO 🐣 Homemade Mini Egg Cookie Dough topped with our Double Cream Vanilla 🤤💜
🤤 HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 🤤 We'll be visiting our original shop @equishamilton to get our Biscoff Waffle fix topped with our delicious ice cream 😍
Are you a retailer looking to add an impulse ice cream offering to your services? Our 120ml tubs are the perfect grab & go snack with a mini spoon in the lid, available in a huge range of 12 of our best-selling flavours 😍 All of course made with fresh Scottish milk & double cream from local farms 🐄 Want to know more?! Just send us a message and we'll fill you in 😋
💜 𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗘'𝗦 𝗖𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗔𝗜𝗚𝗡 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 💜 We're looking for businesses to help us support local wee boy Cole and his family with the cost of his life saving medicine, only available on private prescription. If you are able to donate any last-minute auction/raffle prizes for this weekend's Cole's Goals event sponsored by @acciesfcofficial or would like to find out more about Cole's Campaign, please send us a DM or email alex@equisicecream.com 💌 Cole, who suffers from drug resistant epilepsy, helped us celebrate our 100th birthday last year 🎂
Buona Festa della Mamma 💐 We're going back to our Italian roots to wish Mrs Equi a very Happy Mother's Day today, as well as all the other Mums out there 💜 Throwback to when we officially opened our brand new ice cream factory and celebrated our 100th birthday 🥰