Hello there fellow ice cream enthusiasts! 🙂
A quick something about me: I graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2007 with a degree in law and started law school in 2008. After the first day of law school, I quickly realised that the world of corporate law just wasn’t for me. I dropped out the next day and prepared my bags for 3 months in Africa for my first teaching position!
I have been lucky enough to have lived in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Portugal, and Kuwait as an English teacher. My travels have not only allowed me to meet some great people, but also to try some great food and even greater ice cream.
I’m passionate about business and food science and have spent the past five years reading dairy journals food science books. I have designed this blog to share what I have learnt and to build a community where both foodies and entrepreneurs thinking of launching their own ice cream business can come together.
I’m a fervent proponent of the sharing economy and believe that we will all be a lot more successful if we share ideas and experiences.
On this blog, you will find my research into the science behind ice cream manufacturing, as well as my experiences of starting a small ice cream business.
I started putting my theory into practice last summer and sold ice cream at food festivals. My next step is The Oxford Ice Cream Co., a small socially-responsible ice cream project based in Oxford. I’m slowly but surely working my way towards opening a very small ice cream shop in Oxford, England.
Where big companies use expensive equipment, I use science and innovation. I make all my ice cream myself using equipment more commonly found in a science lab. I use only organic cream, organic milk, free-range eggs, and un-refined sugar sourced from local farms in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. You will never ever find any artificial emulsifiers, stabilisers, colours or flavours in any of my ice creams.
I hope that, with this blog, you continue to develop your passion for ice cream making both at home and in the commercial kitchen!
All the best.