The famous three-tier ice creams from Eastside Dairy will no longer be scooped by owner Peter Clarke as he settles into retirement.

The ex-policeman, who spent 17 years on the beat, bought the dairy in 1996 with the desire to run his own business.

It's a business that has become known for the large array of pick-and-mix lollies, giant scooped ice creams and cronut cones filled with soft-serve ice cream.

Twenty-three years later Clarke has finally decided to sell, passing the keys over on June 1 to a young man from Palmerston North.

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