THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!
Thank you to EVERYONE who supported our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. We are speechless! Thanks to you, we raised $13,274! We really can't thank you enough. In the end we were unable to reach our goal of raising $35,000, but we are forging ahead with this adventure knowing that so many of you are behind us. We are now carefully weighing our options, and will do our best to keep all of you up to date in our next steps to getting our ice cream to everyone who wants it. Stay up to date on our Facebook page or at frozbroz.com. Again, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
About five years ago, we both got simple shelf top home ice cream makers and started making ice cream for fun.
What started out as something innocent, ended up being a far bigger creative outlet than either of us would have dreamed.
For some reason, ice cream clicked for us and provided us with a way to take the inspiration that we got from the local food community and channel that passion into something we could give back and feel proud of. Since then we’ve take this inspiration, (and maybe some friendly competitiveness), and challenged ourselves to create new and exciting ice cream flavors on a weekly basis.
In the spring of last year, we decided to take our ice cream to the net, and started a blog where we release one of these flavors every week and promote our suppliers and local farmers as much as we possibly can.
Flavors like Apple Fritter Apple Fritter, Sour Cream Strawberry Shortbread, Almond Green Anise and Figs, Brown Butter Cornbread, and way more. So far we have over 100 flavors and a long ways to go. Check out our flavors at www.frozbroz.com
Since we can’t legally sell our ice cream yet, we give away two pints of the weekly flavor in a random drawing.
We have a huge passion for this ice cream we’ve created, and refuse to compromise quality for extra profit. Since we make our own ice cream base – and have many different bases that we use, we have a much more difficult path to getting the licensing require to legally bring our ice cream to market. Many ice cream makers purchase their base pre-made, which allows them to bypass some of this licensing.
Because making our own base is crucial to the quality and breadth of flavors we create, we have no choice but to get the expensive pasteurization equipment required to get licensed, become the smallest dairy in the state of Minnesota and start selling our ice cream to the public.
If we raise the money we are asking for here, we'll be able to purchase the equipment needed to get a modest start. It will enable us to utilize the local farms we love and sell our ice cream to the public without sacrificing an ounce of quality that we require.
What We Need & What You Get
What we need is a basic list of equipment to enable us to produce our ice cream on a larger scale. Here is the list as we see it:
- Commercial Ice Cream Machine
- Vat Pasteurizer and chiller
- Kitchen utensils
- Ice Cream Cart
- Licensing costs
Other Ways You Can Help
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