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An ice cream that doesn't melt?

18 January, 2013

The earliest documented ice cream was found in China around 1000 BC, yet it took almost three thousand years for ice cream to be produced in Australia when the first commercial ice cream was produced in 1907.

Just over one hundred years later, the Jindabyne based Snowy Mountains Ice Cream Cone Cookie was created.

The team at Snowy Mountains Cookies believe they have created every mother's dream – an ice cream that doesn't melt.

Unlike their melting counterparts, ice cream cone cookies are made with no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, and using only the best quality ingredients, such as free range eggs – for a wholesome, natural and guilt-free cookie experience.

These ambrosial delights are baked in Jindabyne Australia at 1020 metres above sea level. As well as the unique ice cream cone cookie, the Snowy Mountains Cookie range also includes a range of other cookies, with gourmet chocolate, fresh nuts and real fruit flavours. There's also a gluten-free range.

If you're holidaying in Jindabyne, the factory is a place to consider adding to your map. Although there is no flowing chocolate river or fizzy lifting drink, there are plenty of scrumptious seconds on offer.

Snowy Mountains Cookies have come a long way since 2006, now supplying 840 kg of cookies every day around Australia to clientele such as Qantas, Brindabella

Airlines and Gloria Jeans right through to independent cafes.

Background

Daisy Oayda is the creator, heart and soul behind Snowy Mountains Cookies and supported by partner Nolen Oayda, the couple have established a fast growing regional business. Daisy said: "I believe starting and running a business like Snowy Mountains Cookies, which prides itself on its location base and name, is easier in a regional town like Jindabyne thanks to the support and genuine interest shown from local business and community, which is something that probably wouldn't happen in a big city."

Daisy and Nolen both grew up in Sydney but moved to the Snowy Mountains after high school – 20 odd years ago. They have travelled the world as professional

skiers and photojournalists. Nolen is a former Australian freestyle ski team member and national coach who won two Europa Cup gold medals during his skiing career and has most recently been running his own events, marketing & business consultancy company, Zest Productions with Daisy, who also worked with Nolen as a ski action model during a ten year stint of travelling the world as photojournalists.

The proud parents of two young daughters, the baking industry is now a major part of their day-to-day lives in the alpine town of Jindabyne, NSW.

"Snowy Mountains Cookies was totally my wife's idea," Nolen explained.

"When we used to ski a lot overseas we would always eat a lot of cookies in Canada and North America and we decided making them was worth looking into because we couldn't find anything quite like them over here. Daisy came up with all the recipes."

"We bake in what is arguably Australia's highest bake house at 1020m above sea level. It is a purpose-built commercial kitchen in Jindabyne which we created from scratch. We use an iconic location in Australia as our brand name which is important to us as it reflects a strong image of the clean, fresh and natural environment that not only encompasses the location in which the cookies are baked but is also a true reflection of our all-natural cookies."

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