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About

Thanks for visiting our campaign page – but we’ve moved!

Our new campaign will kick off the week of November 10 2014. For updates, please LIKE us on Facebook or send an email to curious@thecuriouscreamery.com.  

Thank you!  

Dr. J & Team Curious

The industrial process of ice cream making hasn't changed since it was invented in the mid 1800's, just with a lot more pollution and worse ingredients. But we are here to change all of that!

The Curious Creamery: Product Highlights

And if you're ready for more detailed information, please read on! 

You can also watch this video for a more in-depth introduction to our company and products. 

Make Gourmet Ice Cream WITHOUT an Ice Cream Machine. 

The Curious Creamery is a NEW way to make real, premium ice cream in any flavor -  at home or anywhere - in a matter of minutes WITHOUT an ice cream machine. 

And for the first time ever, you can make ice cream cakes at home with just a few minutes of preparation.Multiple layers and multiple flavors are no problem and it's actually easier than baking a traditional cake. 

Fun for Friends, Family and Foodies. Are you looking for great activities to enjoy with your children? Or perhaps hosting a party for a special occasion that calls for a special dessert? Or just want to impress your friends with a unique gourmet treat? The Curious Creamery offers all of this and more. And with innovative packaging that makes it easy to prepare and clean-up, you have the opportunity to make something very cool within 10-minutes (plus freeze time...after all this product is all-natural). 

The Power of Choice. The Curious Creamery offers a way to enjoy high quality ice cream that is tailored to your pallette or occasion. YOU choose whether to turn your ice cream and frozen desserts into fluffy, low-calorie treats or creamy indulgences. You can make any flavor you can imagine! 

Nutritional Empowerment. The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Powder Mix contains NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. When made with water, The Curious Creamery has only about 100 calories per serving! And that's just the start. Now you can choose whether to use water, skim milk, whole milk, or cream to control your caloric intake. You can even choose to use juice, liquid yogurt or iced teas and coffees. You can also choose your own mix-ins, so the choice of sweet gooey indulgences or healthy fruit or even vegetable-laden recipes is yours to make. 

Save the Planet! No joking. By removing the process of making ice cream from large, energy-intensive factories and refrigerated supply chain, we've been able to reduce the carbon footprint of ice cream by almost 90%! 

With lower calories, lower carbon footprint and delicious fun at your disposal you can truly enjoy a customized, guilt-free treat just the way you like it. 

Welcome to The Curious Creamery, a new ice cream system that lets you make and personalize all natural, freshly-made, premium ice cream. In addition to ice cream, you can also create personalized ice cream cakes, frozen yogurt and other frozen desserts at home in a matter of minutes. No need for an ice cream machine, pre-freezing containers, messy contraptions or silly gimmicks.

Have you ever wondered what fresh picked organic blackcurrant ice cream tastes like or even trying seaweed ice cream?? We certainly have, and with our product you can really satisfy your culinary curiosity! With The Curious Creamery you get to decide exactly what goes into your freshly made ice cream.

Prepare and scoop right in the provided, recyclable tub!
Prepare and scoop right in the provided, recyclable tub!

Why is The Curious Creamery a Better Way to Make Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts?

The hope is that our product will encourage you to explore cooking more of your own food instead of relying on less healthy, store-bought options.

  • It's simple, fun and easy
  • Great for adults and kids
  • Creates an understanding of how your food choices can effect you
  • You have control of flavor, nutrition and styling. 

With this system you can make delicious super premium ice cream with just a third of the fat, calories and saturated fat of industrial ice cream. Alternatively you can use fresh heavy cream and milk from your local dairy to make the richest most indulgent ice cream you have ever had!

The Curious Creamery base contains:

  • No preservatives
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial flavors
  • No high-fructose corn syrup
  • No hydrogenated fats
  • No gluten
  • No cholesterol
  • No trans-fats

How Does The Curious Creamery System Work?

Prepared in under 5 minutes in 3 easy steps (plus freezing time), the Curious Creamery fits easily into your busy schedule with no dishes to clean up or clunky, expensive single use machines to deal with. Make as little or as much as you like!

At the heart of the system is our patented creamery activator base and our patented containers with built in overrun meter. We took the best of the ingredients in ice cream and put them together in such a way that all you have to do is choose what you want to add. Then add cold liquid to the base in our patented container, stick the mixer in, mix for a couple of minutes, then freeze and enjoy!

The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Tub 

With our tub system you get 3 parts: 

  • The activator creamery base mix; 
  • The mixing container (with built in overrun meter - also doubles as a storage container if you would like - an optional divider that lets you make multiple flavors in the same container); and
  • A hand mixer (if you already have a hand mixer or electric whisk or egg beater or stand mixer already then you don't need to get ours, pick the reward level accordingly)

Making the ice cream is simple. Just follow these steps. 

1. Combine the mix with a liquid or your choice (fill up to the line) along with whatever flavors you like.The built-in overrun meter makes it simple to determine how much of everything to add and how long to mix to get different types of ice cream using different types of ingredients.

2. Mix them together in the provided ice cream container until the mixture level rises to the finish mark (or until it roughly doubles in size).

3. Add any other inclusions or fragments you want. Remember, smaller pieces will usually float and freeze better.

4.  Freeze and enjoy! 

How to Use The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake Mix

Our Ice Cream Cake Mix works the same as the ice cream tubs, but you’ll pour the ice cream mixture into a cake pan before setting it to freeze.

Remember, you can separate the creamery base into multiple flavors and colors. You can then pour these layers on top of each other without any need to freeze in between. The result is a nice ,multi-colored ice cream cake with just minutes of preparation + freeze time.

Once frozen, you can take it out of the pan and decorate as you wish. Sometimes it helps to use a moist towel or a hair dryer on the surface of the pan to facilitate removal of the ice cream cake from the pan.

The Ice Cream Cake Mix box will yield approximately 2 liters of finished ice cream

How it Works (Technical Overview)  

The mixture is specially formulated to incorporate the ingredients together and aerate them to to make an ice cream or frozen dessert Or ice cream cake mix that is a temporarily room temp stable (5-10min) which you can then further customize with flavors and colors, or split it up and make many flavors if you would like, or mould into shapes before freezing.  

You can use our product to make cream cakes, frozen yogurt, sherbets and all kinds of frozen desserts. By controlling the liquid you use and how much air you incorporate (the package helps you know exactly how much you need to add or whisk to get what type of ice cream) you can control all aspects of the ice cream from texture to melting rate to nutritional composition and flavor.  

The ice cream cake mix works by a very similar concept but is designed to give you an ice cream texture and the ability to create multiple layers without having to freeze each layer separately and so in 5 min you can prep an ice cream cake at home, freeze and enjoy.  

Any hand held electric whisk, mixer or egg beater will do, or use a stand mixer if you prefer. We love using these mixers because they are multi-task machines and, unlike an ice cream machine, they take up little space and you can use them for a lot of other things around the kitchen when you are not making ice cream.

 It's a Piece of Cake!

One of the best parts is that you can now make ice cream cake at home in minutes for a tiny fraction of the cost of store bought cakes. You can customize it, make multiple layers without having to freeze in between, and even mold into fun shapes and awesome novelties.

You can choose your liquid with The Curious Creamery and you don't have to rely on dairy, which gives you the ability to get such powerful flavor signatures in your frozen dessert! 

For example, try making green tea ice cream using brewed matcha green tea instead of water or milk and you will get this super clean, intensely flavorful treat. Especially since rapidly chilling the green tea to use in the system entraps and holds much more of the flavor volatiles that would have otherwise evaporated or been destroyed as the hot tea sat; it's like getting a flavor snapshot frozen in time at its peak!

If we can significantly exceed the above goal then we will ramp up our work on developing GMO-free, Organic and Vegan versions of the product so that the user can have a truly blank canvas to craft their ice creams and frozen desserts upon. 

Stretch Goals: 

$100,000 we can source the ingredients to make GMO, organic and vegan version of this product.

$150,000 We can source reusable, metal keepsake containers. 

We also want to take some of the funds and work on getting the best flavors from around the world to be able to offer you special treats like single bean Tahitian vanilla, real blue mountain coffee and exotic super foods like mangosteen, bael fruit and butterfly-pea.

What's My Contribution Paying For?

We have spent countless hours and dollars refining the product to make it easy to use and super flexible, and we finally know we have the right formula. Your contribution will help us buy the equipment we need to make the active ingredients and then buy the rest of the ingredients we need to make enough of the product to meet the co-packer's minimums so that we can start sharing it with more people.

We are proud that our system can cut the carbon footprint of ice cream by up to 90%. Our current disposable paper and foil packs are fully recyclable but we would like to do better by designing and using highly reusable rigid, keepsake containers to be used with refills of the activator base which would both cut the product cost and reduce waste and landfill usage. With your contributions we hope to be able to pay for making the necessary molds for the containers and to buy the supplier minimum order quantities.

32 Oz Tub (Concept Packaging)
32 Oz Tub (Concept Packaging)
Ice Cream Cake Mix (Concept Package)
Ice Cream Cake Mix (Concept Package)
Make ice cream cakes - as many layers in any flavors or colors as you like!
Make ice cream cakes - as many layers in any flavors or colors as you like!
Make all kinds of molded novelties - including colorful, multi-flavored treats!
Make all kinds of molded novelties - including colorful, multi-flavored treats!
The Curious Creamery Team. LTR - Ron Tan, Dr. Rika Ratanatriwong, Dr. Jareer Abu-Ali, Ming Phuangsuk and Rajesh Naidu.
The Curious Creamery Team. LTR - Ron Tan, Dr. Rika Ratanatriwong, Dr. Jareer Abu-Ali, Ming Phuangsuk and Rajesh Naidu.

Risks and challenges

Every new creation carries with it risks and challenges, and that is no different for a product like ours with the strict standards we set for it.

Our main mission in this project is to use truly clean ingredients. We have communicated these standards to the ingredient suppliers and they have assured us that they can comply, but we can't verify that till we have placed an order and received samples from the actual batches we will be using then test them to verify. If these samples don't meet our standards then we will be forced to reject them and seek different suppliers which may cause a delay in delivering the product.

Likewise, we are relying on co-packers today to make the product for which we were quoted a fee and a production minimum, but if at production time the co packers raise the price or set a higher minimum then we would have to seek other co-packers which could also cause a delay.

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    SHARE THE LOVE!! You asked and we listened! As we say, sharing is caring and we care about making sure you can enjoy with your friends and family! This reward pack includes 3 x Creamery Base (Original) + 3 x Premium Chocolate Base + 3 x Real Strawberry Fruit Base, 2 x Ice Cream Cake Mix.

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    We are all about healthy fun with the family, and we really want to have you guys enjoy this product over the holidays, so for a small number we are going to do all we can to hand make a special pack regardless of the ingredient costs or the time needed and get it to you super early (by December 15)

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