Hello! I’m Ruben
and I use science to make award-winning ice cream.
A quick something something about me: I graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2007 with a degree in law and started law school in 2008. I quickly realised after the first day that a career in law wasn’t for me and said farewell to the world of law later that week. A few months later, I packed my bags and headed to west Africa for my first teaching position. I’ve since been lucky enough to have taught English in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Portugal, and Kuwait.
ICE CREAM SCIENCE
I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and food science and started this blog in 2011 to share my research into ice cream production. I decided to put this theory into practice in 2012 and started selling ice cream at food markets in and around Oxford. I have since moved production to Manchester, U.K, where I currently run Ice Cream Science, an award-winning small-batch gourmet ice cream business. You can find me most weekends at food markets in and around Manchester, as well as at festivals, weddings, and corporate and private events.
In August 2017, I was awarded 2 STARS for my Gourmet Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, 2 STARS for my Gourmet Lemon Curd Ice Cream, and 1 STAR for my Gourmet Pistachio Ice Cream at the Great Taste Awards 2017.
WHAT ARE THE GREAT TASTE AWARDS?
Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation. More than 110,000 products have been judged by Great Taste, blind tasted by expert judges who discuss the merits of each product in their search for those that deserve to be championed and garnered with the Great Taste Logo.
Ice Cream Science
16 Worrall Street