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Welcome to Cereal Milk Ice Cream! I’m Tess, he’s Kelly and we’re the founders.
Who we Are
Kelly and I met working in the service industry just 4 months before he’d planned to leave the country on an open ended trip to Australia. Yikes! In that time we fell in love and he asked me if I would join him on his adventure. I told him to give me 6 months and I would save up the money to join him. And I did. We backpacked through Australia, much of South East Asia and deep into India. It was an extraordinary adventure, one I’ll never take for granted and will always treasure. When we finally returned home, we had no idea what we were going to do make a living, we just knew that we didn’t want to spend the rest of our lives working for someone else.
And so out of a shared love for food and dessert, a combined 30+ years in the restaurant industry, and an unrelenting desire to start something new and exciting, where we would get to be our own bosses and create something special, Cereal Milk Ice Cream was born!
How Cereal Milk began
The idea for our business came last year when a friend of ours had visited NYC and tasted Cornflakes Ice Cream. Immediately we both excitedly asked what other flavors they had; Did they have Trix? Do they have Golden Grahams, How about Cocoa Puffs? Or Reese’s Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Yum!
But he replied, No. They had cornflakes, just cornflakes.
I couldn’t help but realize the missed opportunity for all the most delicious ice cream flavors the world had yet to experience. After all isn’t the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl the best milk you’ve ever tasted? And so the next day Kelly and I set out to make our very first batch of Cereal Milk Ice Cream. We started with Golden Grahams and progressed from there. We tested different methods and ratios and ate a whole lot of ice cream along the way (Not the worst thing I’ve ever had to do) - until we reached the exact taste and texture we wanted to bring to our friends and family, and now finally to you!
At Cereal Milk Ice Cream we have one mission: FUN!
We are passionate about kindness, quality and community. We promise to practice kindness in all our processes: to our environment when choosing products and supplies, to our customers by sourcing the best possible ingredients, to Rhode Islanders by supporting local businesses and suppliers whenever possible, and to always be inclusive and welcoming to our staff and customers.
- Our Ice Cream-
We have spent countless hours perfecting our ice cream base and then steeping that base in all your favorite cereals! We’re talking Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Golden Grahams, Trix… all the best ones!
After chilling, we churn that base into the purest, creamiest, most delicious version of itself and we call it Cereal Milk Ice Cream. This summer we plan to have classic favorites with new and different cereals sprinkled in between. This brings me to…
Together we have saved the money to purchase our ice cream machine and to take care of many of the other costs associated with starting your own business. But in order to bring our ice cream to YOU we need to purchase our ice cream cart. We have decided to purchase our ice cream bike from Ferla Bikes, out of California. They have ‘the Most Advanced, Exclusive and Eco-Friendly Commercial Bikes on the Planet’ and they’re made here in the US! At Ferla Bikes ‘every step of the start-up process is considered – health department approval, strong and reliable equipment, and branding requirements’ so it will be incredibly easy to get our business up and running and to bring you the goods this Summer!
We can’t thank you enough for checking out our page and contributing in any way you can. We’re so excited to bring our ice cream to you, to see the looks on your faces when you try it and to continue making beautiful memories around cereal and ice cream with each and everyone of you!
Peace, Love & Cereal Milk,
Tess & Kelly
Risks and challenges
One challenge we have faced has been trying to accommodate everyones flavor requests! When you ask someone "what's your favorite cereal?" the list of favorites are in the dozens. We make Cereal Milk Ice Cream in such small batches that we can't make ALL the cereals!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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