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We did it! We raised $4,247 and now Cereal Milk Ice Cream is officially coming to Rhode Island! Thank you everyone! Your support means the world to us! :)
We did it! We raised $4,247 and now Cereal Milk Ice Cream is officially coming to Rhode Island! Thank you everyone! Your support means the world to us! :)
129 backers pledged $4,247 to help bring this project to life.

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This is where it all began!
This is where it all began!

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!

Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream with Fruity Pebbles Crumble.
Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream with Fruity Pebbles Crumble.

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!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream with CT Crumble.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream with CT Crumble.

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!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream with Lucky Mallows.
Lucky Charms Ice Cream with Lucky Mallows.

-Our Mission-

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…

Honey Nut Cheerios with Honey Nut Crumble.
Honey Nut Cheerios with Honey Nut Crumble.

-Our cart-

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!

 -Our Gratitude-

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!

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    1 Regular Sized Ice Cream

    Get that delicious Cereal Milk Ice Cream this summer with one free regular sized ice cream (cup or cone) for only $5! That's almost 30% OFF RETAIL! Local pickup in RI this summer only.

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    • Free Regular Sized Ice Cream
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    Our Deepest Gratitude!

    Thanks so much for your excitement and support! With this reward you will get a shoutout in our Instagram live "thank you" video and will be updated on new events throughout our ice cream journey. We're happy to have you along for the ride!

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    • Follow our journey
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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    3 Regular Sized Ice Creams

    Get that delicious Cereal Milk Ice Cream this summer with 3 free regular sized ice cream (cup or cone). Local pickup in RI this summer only!

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    • Follow our journey
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    5 Regular Sized Ice Creams

    Get that delicious Cereal Milk Ice Cream this summer with 5 free regular sized ice cream (cup or cone). Local pickup in RI this summer only!

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    • Follow our journey
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    Too Far for Ice Cream

    Too far away to come enjoy our amazing ice cream? Not to worry, you can still be part of our Cereal Milk family! With this reward level you will receive a limited edition Cereal Milk sticker with our logo on it, that you can proudly display to showcase your commitment to cereal culture! (It's a thing.) You will also get a social media shoutout and be kept up to date on our CMIC journey.

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    • "Never Trust Someone Who Doesn't Like Cereal" Sticker
    • Shoutout on Instagram
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    Price drop! Was $47 now $18

    Newly added... 4 Pints of Cereal Milk Ice Cream! Local Pickup only.

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    The 5 Cone Zone

    5 Free Cones? I see you, and I like your style. With this reward you will receive a punch card good for 5 free regular sized Cereal Milk Ice Creams.

    Priced at 25% discount off retail. Ice cream to be redeemed locally in Rhode Island/MA ONLY!

    Includes:
    • 5 FREE Regular Sized Ice Cream Punch Card
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    The 10 Cone Commitment

    10 Free Cones? That's baller status! You have enough to treat your friends, or maybe take 5 different people on a date, perhaps you'll keep them all for yourself. Who are we to judge? The choice is yours, and with this deal, you'll have plenty of options.

    Priced at 33% discount off retail - *Best Value*. Ice cream to be redeemed locally in Rhode Island/MA ONLY!

    Includes:
    • 5 FREE Regular Sized Ice Cream Punch Card
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    Ice Cream Lovah!

    You can't be stopped at just 1 or 2 pints, you want to try them all! We respect that. This reward level will get you
    4 pints of Cereal Milk Ice Cream, and a logo magnet for you to keep on your freezer as a reminder to replenish your stock when you're getting too low.

    Limited Availability. Assorted flavors. Ice cream is local pickup in RI ONLY.

    Includes:
    • Pint of Cereal Milk Ice Cream
    • Logo Magnet
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    Cereal Milk VIP Launch Party

    Roll out the red carpet! You're kind of a big deal! (We think so anyway)

    You'll be the FIRST of your friends and the general public to try our amazing ice cream! This reward level gets you an invitation to be a VIP guest of honor at our Launch Party Ice Cream Social! Includes a plus one, 2 pints of ice cream, a logo magnet, and a cereal sticker.

    Includes:
    • Launch Party VIP ticket
    • Pint of Cereal Milk Ice Cream
    • Logo Magnet
    • Cereal Sticker
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    Get It While It's Cold!

    4 pints of Cereal Milk Ice Cream for $18!? Not a chance! - Oh, but yes! This is your chance! The quantity is limited so get 'em while they're cold, my friends!

    50% off Retail. Assorted flavors. To be picked up locally in RI ONLY.

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