Natural Artisan Gelato


We make our delicious artisan gelato here in Southend, using organic cream and milk, the finest flavours and ladles of love! We use this ice-cream in our beautiful Sundaes. We also sell cornets from our garden cart. If you would like to enjoy our gelato at home, our tubs can also be purchased direct.


  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Strawberry Cheese Cake
  • Coconut
  • Rocky Road
  • Nutella
  • Hazelnut

My great grandmother Marianna Tomassi started her family business in 1913 selling penny lick ice creams in a small mining village outside Durham, making the first ice cream from a small room at the back of her shop, churning the ice cream by hand. This was a tradition she carried on from her father Salvatore Dimambro who began his ice-cream business when he came to England, from Southern Italy at the turn of the twentieth century.

In 1932 Marianna’s husband Pasquale brought the ice-cream business to Southend…. Over 100 years later we bring you SeaSide Rocks Gelato. We use only the finest, natural ingredients and organic dairy produce to make our gelato from our small family owned ice cream factory in Southend.

We hope you will enjoy our wide range of delicious ice cream sundaes available at Oyster Creek Kitchen, or try one of our take-away cornets sold from our Italian ice cream cart.