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Handcrafting ice cream requires a specifically designed dairy room for mixing, freezing and packing ice cream. We need your pledge!
Handcrafting ice cream requires a specifically designed dairy room for mixing, freezing and packing ice cream.
Handcrafting ice cream requires a specifically designed dairy room for mixing, freezing and packing ice cream.
269 backers pledged $26,019 to help bring this project to life.

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If this is your first time hearing about Long Beach Creamery - our ice cream is amazeballs.

Pints, Pints, Pints
Pints, Pints, Pints
Latest on Yelp - 24 - 5 star reviews
Latest on Yelp - 24 - 5 star reviews
     
61 - 5 star reviews on facebook
61 - 5 star reviews on facebook

When I fell in love with creating ice cream about a year ago, I had no idea the mad regulations required to handcraft ice cream.

Many agencies are involved to make sure the public receives a quality product  - produced in an approved area. In our dairy room design, we have combined the regulations required by the City of Long Beach and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) into a design that allows you to watch the ice cream making process.

The Dairy Room needs precise lighting, venting, cooling and wall and floor coverings that allow you to spray down the whole room.

The front wall of the dairy room will be tempered glass so you can walk right up to it (designed with the kiddies in mind) and see ice cream coming out of the blast freezer, being packed into pints, being made into cakes, sandwiches and pops. 

Plans for the Dairy Room
Plans for the Dairy Room

We are designing the whole shop with you as a part of the process. The open design will allow you to see every part of the ice cream making process (except the mop sink - that is just not exciting). 

If you have been following us on facebook, you might know that I sold my condo in downtown Long Beach to invest in Long Beach Creamery. As we get closer to building out the shop, the budget numbers (with some room for cash flow for the first few months) keep growing. 

Build out costs for the Dairy Room are estimated at $38,000. This includes plumbing, lighting, electrical, HVAC venting, tempered glass walls, custom made door, sealed concrete floors etc.

The full plan for the shop
The full plan for the shop

The shop address is 4141 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90807.

Our rewards for pledging - include all things ice cream, ice cream parties, ice cream making & ice cream notoriety.

Some rewards for you to love!

Pint Chips
Pint Chips
 
I Kickstarted - Cooler
I Kickstarted - Cooler
Natural Food Dyed T-shirt
Natural Food Dyed T-shirt
Delights Reward $65 - Necklace and a year of second scoops and toppings
Delights Reward $65 - Necklace and a year of second scoops and toppings

Please consider sharing our kickstarter with your family and friends. The more backers we have - the better chance that the ice cream rewards will be coming your way!

Risks and challenges

The major challenge for building the Dairy Room will be construction overruns in budget and time. Our contractor, Affordable Changes, has successfully built out about 10 restaurant projects this year. You can see his work at Aroma Di Roma and Urban Table on second street.

We have the design down to the bare bones - it's all about the ice cream. No fancy stuff for the original build out - which will save us time and money. As we grow I can add some of the decor elements I would love to have like pendant lighting.

The other challenge will be our city and its' processes. Here we have heard horror stories from other like businesses - but we have also heard some "smooth sailing" stories. Again, the contractor and plan designer we selected have experience with the city's processes, and I am not adverse to heading to the 4th floor of City Hall and staging a sit in to get our plans reviewed or an inspector to our location.

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    Ice cream notoriety! For a $5 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop.

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    Ice cream notoriety and a scoop/top! For a $10 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive a scoop (2 oz) of ice cream with a topping when the shop opens!

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    Ice cream notoriety and 2 scoops/top! For a $15 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive 2 scoops (4 oz) of ice cream with a topping when the shop opens!

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    Ice cream notoriety and a pint! For a $15 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive a pint chip for one pint of ice cream when the shop opens!

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    Ice cream notoriety and two pints! For a $25 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive a two pint chips for two pints of ice cream when the shop opens!

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    Ice cream notoriety and the limited edition cotton t-shirt! For a $25 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive the limited edition cotton t-shirt.

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    Ice cream notoriety and three pints! For a $35 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive a three pint chips for three pints of ice cream when the shop opens!

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    Two pint chips for you and two for a friend. For a $45 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive a four pint chips for four pints of ice cream when the shop opens!

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    I Kickstarted - Cooler for locals: a $55 pledge will be rewarded with the I Kickstarted - Cooler (limited edition) filled with 4 pints of your favorite ice cream. This reward is for locals who can redeem the offer at the shop location (4141 Long Beach Blvd. - there is another reward for those out of the area.)

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    I Kickstarted - Cooler (shipped out of area): a $55 pledge will be rewarded with the I Kickstarted - Cooler (limited edition) filled with 4 pints of your favorite ice cream. Please note the extra $20 to cover the dry ice and shipping/packaging.

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    A Year Of Delights - The sweet limited edition Delights acrylic necklace highlights the Delightful nature of this reward. This reward includes the Delights necklace in your color choice - and for our first year in business if you wear the Delights necklace into the shop - you will receive a FREE second scoop and topping (with a single scoop purchase). Perfect for Valentine's day. Delights necklace commissioned by Long Beach Creamery and crafted by Masher Couture.

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    I Kickstarted - Cooler and cotton t-shirt for locals: a $75 pledge will be rewarded with the I Kickstarted - Cooler (limited edition) filled with 4 pints of your favorite ice cream and a cotton t-shirt. This reward is for locals who can redeem the offer at the shop location (4141 Long Beach Blvd.)

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    Ice Cream Making class at the shop. For a pledge of $80 you and a guest receive a gourmet ice cream making class. The class will have 4 kickstarter funders and their guests for a total of 8 people per class. Duration - 90 minutes tops. All the ice cream made during the class will be pinted and distributed to the attendees.

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    Ten pint chips and ice cream notoriety. For a $90 pledge your name will be on our Kickstarters web page and on our large print at the shop. You will also receive ten pint chips for ten pints of ice cream when the shop opens! Great for gifts!

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    Two - I Kickstarted - Coolers for locals: a $100 pledge will be rewarded with two I Kickstarted - Coolers (limited edition) each filled with 4 pints of your favorite ice cream. This reward is for locals who can redeem the offer at the shop location (4141 Long Beach Blvd. - there is another reward for those out of the area.) - Great for gifts!

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    For a pledge of $150 you will be a guest at our Superfunder Party at the shop. The shop will be closed to all other patrons as the Superfunders enjoy unlimited amounts of ice cream, appetizers and beverages. You will be introduced to new ice cream flavors and other surprises. As a parting gift, Superfunders will receive the I Kickstarted - Cooler filled with 4 pints of your favorite ice cream!

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    The Icecreamist. You LOVE ice cream and always dreamed of having your own flavor. Working with you, Long Beach Creamery will craft your own ice cream flavor - with your special label. Once completed you will have at least 10 pints of personalized ice cream for your own freezer or to share with others. If your flavor rates high on the taste scale - Long Beach Creamery will also offer it as a limited edition flavor in the shop. Icecreamist's will also receive the I Kickstarted - Cooler - to keep their creation safe!

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    Ice Cream Immortality Package. Your name will be emblazoned on the tile in the Long Beach Creamery Dairy Room. For a $300 pledge you and your plus one will be our guests at the Superfunders party, where you will sign and design your own tiles for the walls of our Dairy Room. All other Superfunder party rewards apply. Ice Cream Immortality awaits you!

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    Dairy Room Sponsor - this reward is for sponsors (corporate or personal) who would love to see Long Beach Creamery be successful. We will have a special sign made with your company logo - or personal logo - that will hang in our Dairy Room for every ice cream lover to see! Because I will be so shocked that you pledged this reward - I will also send you all my tear stained kleenex - and a copy of my hospital bill.

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Funding period

- (30 days)