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Opening an ice cream shop in Somerville, MA, to sell our all-natural nut-free scoops to the Boston area!
Opening an ice cream shop in Somerville, MA, to sell our all-natural nut-free scoops to the Boston area!
104 backers pledged $6,717 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, from Anna and Dang at Tipping Cow!
 

Mission:

We founded the Tipping Cow ice cream company on the simple idea that food should be fun, delicious, and made only from ingredients that you can pronounce (even without a chemistry degree). Our all-natural ice creams are made with the same ingredients that can be found in any household kitchen: milk, cream, eggs, and sugar, excluding all dyes, stabilizers, and preservatives.

We started our ice-cream-making journey in Massachusetts in 2014, selling our product at farmers markets, and wholesaling to local specialty food stores and grocers. Instantly, our customers fell in love with our richly creamy product and bright unique flavors, such as Strawberry Basil, Sweet Corn, and Vanilla Buttermilk!

Opening up Shop in Somerville

We currently sell Tipping Cow ice creams at local farmers markets in the greater Boston area, and at several wonderful specialty food stores, including Whole Foods (Medford), South End Buttery (Boston), Formaggio Kitchen (Cambridge), and Spirited Gourmet (Belmont). Our customers and retailers have given us a great start, but we are pushing to maximize Tipping Cow’s full potential and open a retail location of our own, from which we can sell pints, scoops, and even ship to any non-locals looking for some all-natural nut-free ice cream!

We are opening the storefront at 415 Medford St, in Somerville, MA, and we need your help to get it up and running! Pledges will go towards permitting, licensing, equipment and rennovations to turn this empty storefront into a local hotspot.

We can’t thank you enough for your interest in Tipping Cow, and we hope to see you come by the shop when we open!

Nut-Free

Over the course of growing Tipping Cow, we have discovered that nut-free ice creams are nearly impossible to get your hands on. For someone with an allergy, it can be very difficult to find an ice cream that hasn’t been produced at a facility where it may have come in contact with an allergen. We currently produce our product in a nut-free kitchen, and when we move into our new kitchen and shop in Somerville, we will pursue a nut-free certification. It seems unfair that children and adults with nut allergies should have to miss out on this sweet treat, so at Tipping Cow we are dedicated to ensuring that anyone with an allergy to tree-nuts or peanuts can enjoy our ice cream with confidence!

Nonsense Bloops... just because:

Strawberry Basil: It's strawberry ice cream with a smack of basil!
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 Sweet Corn: Weirdly delicious!

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 Serving Suggestion: Vanilla Buttermilk & waffle ice cream sandwiches!

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Press Coverage

We have been very fortunate to receive so much great coverage by the local press. Check it out below!

Thanks again for taking the time to check us out, and we hope to see you when we open!

Best,

Anna and Dang



Risks and challenges

As with any new business, there are risks of setbacks and obstacles in acquiring the necessary licensing and permitting. We are however, working closely with the city of Somerville's planning and health departments to keep everything on track. We will post regularly in the updates section to keep you up to date on our progress.

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    Earn our sincere gratitude! We'll show it by putting your name and picture on our Founders' Wall when our Somerville store opens, because we couldn't have done it without you!

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    Limited Edition Tipping Cow thermal-insulated bag, to tote your ice cream!

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    Limited Editon Tipping Cow coffee mug, plus all of the above rewards!

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    Voucher for 10 free scoops of Tipping Cow ice cream, redeemable at our upcoming Somerville store, plus all of the above rewards!

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    Limited Edition Tipping Cow T-shirt, plus all of the above rewards!

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    Voucher for 5 pints of any of our signature flavors, redeemable at any of our farmers markets or our upcoming Somerville location, plus all of the above rewards!

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    Get creative! You get to design the flavor of the week and have it named after you! We will send you 4 pints of your creation, so now is the time to try that crazy ice cream flavor you have been dreaming of!

    In addition, you will receive all of the above rewards!

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Funding period

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