Welcome! This is my first attempt at a blog and since it's my first there is so much to tell! I've spent months anticipating this day! I will try to not lose you with long-winded details, but...no promises. You have no idea how many drafts I made trying to narrow down my "About" page to 2 short paragraphs.
What's so special about today?? Today is the first announcement of the start of my small business, Northern Scoop Craft Ice Cream. I recently shared this news with some close friends and their response was a surprised, "How did this come about?!"
This is a short version of my reply...
After spending time with my daughter in Los Angeles, where she has lived for the last year and a half, I fell in love with the food truck culture there. It's fun, it's vibrant, it's colorful, it's creative, it's yummy! I wanted to bring some of that back to my hometown. So I started brainstorming. Originally I thought about starting a wood-fired pizza truck. I bought the book, The Food Truck Handbook (great book!). I watched The Great Food Truck Race on Netflix. I daydreamed about amazing combinations to use on my pizzas.
Eventually this idea evolved to ice cream. I've always had a weak spot for ice cream. The endless creative possibilities involved with actually making it had me hooked! Once that was settled it was a matter of taking one small step at a time.
Jump to today...very exciting news, this week I bought a batch freezer (ice cream maker) and an ice cream cart! I spent a lot of time over the last couple months researching equipment. I wanted to be certain that what I was investing in was high quality and dependable. The batch freezer I purchased is the same brand of machine that makes Ben & Jerry's and Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Pretty cool company!
As I write this, my husband and I are driving a pickup truck (borrowed from those same close friends) to get my batch freezer. I can't wait to start making ice cream! Soon to come...ice cream, sorbet and Italian ice with lots of gluten free and vegan options available.
To get updates on my business and whereabouts you can follow Northern Scoop on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I hope you're excited too!