our HISTORY

We didn’t start making gelato yesterday, we’ve been doing it for nearly 100 years! It’s our passion and we are extremely proud of our history.

 
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1900

In 1900 Jack Nugent is born in the sea side town of Newcastle, Co. Down. Jack sails to America seeking work opportunities. In 1928, The ice-cream dream all started when he receives a letter from his mother asking him to come home and start a business. Jack had a dream of making ice-cream and spent a year perfecting his recipe.

 

1930

Jack and his family open the Strand Ice cream Parlour and Home Bakery. At that time Jack was the first non-Italian to perfect the art of making Ice-cream in Ireland and the tradition of ice-cream making passed through the family to Michael Senior.

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1937

we received our first award in 1937 from the UK Ice cream Alliance.

 

1984

Michael Nugent Junior is born in Newcastle, Co. Down. At a young age, Michael is introduced to the ice-cream industry by his father when he makes ice-cream at the weekends and during university. Michael had a dream to start a different type of ice-cream experience inspired by his travels to Italy and around the world. Michael added to the family recipes and wrote the recipes that make Nugelato® famous.

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2015

Nugelato® opened its first Ice cream Boutique in Newcastle Co. Down in May, 2015 and the now Famous Nuggy Pot® was born. Nugelato® was created to be the BEST ice cream experience in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

 

2016

THE NUGGYPOT WAS BECOMING A SOUGHT AFTER PRODUCT. Nugelato® Icecream Boutique opened a second store in Newry, Co. Down.

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2017

We introduced the Nuggy burrito or brrr-ito! OUR DELICIOUS ICECREAM AND GOODIES ALL WRAPPED UP IN A FRESHLY MADE CREPE. we also increased our production capabilities to enable us to open more Nugelato® Icecream Boutiques.

 

2018

We opened our third store in Bangor, the fabulous seaside town in county down

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2019

our fourth store opened in stranmillis village in the heart of the student area in belfast, near to the fantastic titanic belfast attraction.