A family run ice cream company saw off competition from five suppliers to win a prestigious award for its luxury desserts.
Bradshaws of Buckinghamshire picked up the Royal Windsor Racecourse ice cream festival trophy just 17 months after first opening.
John Oldman, who founded the business with his wife Melissa, said: “It’s the race goers who vote and they had 7,000 through the door.
“We must have handed out approximately 1,000 tubs on the night.”
The couple set up the business after being inspired by Melissa’s mother who used to make her own ice cream for the family.
Mr Oldman said the secret to its success was the family presence behind it.
“It’s all traditional farming. Everything grows on the farm. We know what’s going into the cows which does help.
“It’s only family members doing the milking.”
Mr Oldman estimated the business cost £50,000 to set up two years ago but that it has managed a small profit since doing so.
“Ours is quite a high end product and people are cautious at the moment with money.
“However, we do tasters and have customers saying ‘this is the best ice cream I’ve ever had’. That’s quite humbling.”
Mr Oldham said they sell two sized tubs, 125 ml and half a litre, priced at £1.80 and £4.80 respectively.
The company sells on a wholesale basis but also by attending events such as the Winslow farmer market on the first Sunday of each month.