Welcome to McGroggan's Ice Cream. We've been around since 1922 and making fresh traditional home-made ice cream is what we do best! Whether you're a regular, just popping in for the first time or have come from further a field and are wondering what all the fuss is about, we welcome everybody in to try ice cream recipes that have been perfected after almost a century in the family business.

Take a look around our site and enjoy the classic side to life. You can find the latest news about our business here on the homepage, salivate over our list of tasty treats on the flavours page or discover our rich history right here!

A powerful combination of years of faithful service in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and fresh home-made ice cream have helped us win countless awards via the Ice Cream Alliance and we hope for further success in the future.

If you have any questions or queries we'd welcome them via the 'Contact Us' page, or even better, call in to say hello!

We hope you enjoy browsing our site and from all of us at McGroggan's Ice Cream, we look forward to your next visit.


Brian McGroggan & Team

Our Story

With almost a century to our name, McGroggans Ice Cream can safely say that we're one of Northern Ireland's longest serving makers of fresh traditional ice cream and we don't plan on stopping any time soon.

Based in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, McGroggan's was first opened by Hugh and Annie McGroggan in 1922 and their William Street shop continues to stand to this day!

As the years rolled by, the business has always remained firmly in the trusted hands of the family with Hugh and Annie's son Johnny taking over in 1945. With an eye on the prize it was Johnny who first entered the Ice Cream Alliance awards in the 1950s and we've never looked back.

Johnny's nephew Brian finally took the reigns in 1992 and under his guidance we've slowly turned towards the 21st century moving from one success to another. The introduction of this website and newly designed ice Cream branding is just another example of our search for new and interesting avenues

We love celebrating a long and successful history but moving forward is always an aim and the business has now expanded to include three separate shops in the local area. With our ancestral home in William Street still standing, HQ can now be found just two minutes away on Broughshane Street. Our third shop can be found in sleepy Broughshane Village, not to far from our Ballymena base!

We continue to develop and perfect our fresh and traditional home-made ice cream with an ever-changing list of flavours and constantly keep our ear to the ground for the next exciting opportunity.

Our mix of family values and familiar faces with modern technology ensures that our award winning ice cream continues to pick up accolades it deserves right through to the present day! You'll see just some of our awards from previous years below and we hope there are many more to come!

We may have branched out into other ventures but classic ice cream remains at the heart of our business and will continue to do so as we move forward in the coming years.

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