A Sprinkle of History
The Capocci family has been making premium-quality, Italian-style ice cream in their home town of Airdrie since 1926. Vincent started the family ice cream business from a tiny backstreet shop in the 1930s and by 1948, had opened a factory. Vincent became a pillar of Airdrie's Italian community and subsequently earned the nickname 'Man in the White Hat.'
When son Ernest joined the business, he coined 'The Capocci Man' name and ran a fleet of over 50 ice cream vans with his Father.
Ernest still helps run the shop to this day, along with his wife Eleanor when it gets busy. Of the 14 ice cream shops that existed in Airdrie in the first half of the 20th century, the Capocci is the only one remaining!
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I love the vanilla ice cream and the lovely ladies that know my order before I enter the shop. First class service with a smile
I think Capocci Man Ice Cream is very nostalgic for a lot of people in different ways. Reminds me of days when I was wee at my mama and papas house sitting out the back on a summers day with a bowl of the finest
The best I've cream in the West of Scotland, no matter the flavour, this family are Airdrie Legends