Black-Owned Ice Cream Brands You Should Try

I woke up this morning thinking about ice cream.

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Yes, I know summer is over and yes I know it’s borderline winter weather in Texas, but so what? Is it honestly ever too cold or a bad time to indulge in ice cream? If you said yes, you should be ashamed.

Ice cream is one of my guilty pleasures and is my favorite ‘time of the month’ passion. Even in those moments when mother nature isn’t ruining my week, I still find myself craving for a sweet, creamy, cool bowl of vanilla bean, strawberry, or cookies and cream ice cream.

Some of the best ice cream that I’ve ever had is Black-owned, and is located in in Houston, TX. Cookies and cream is normally my go-to ice cream, and when I had it at Hank’s Ice Cream in Houston, I knew that there was a God, and that His blessings sometimes come in the sweetest packages (or ice cream cones).

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Since I do not live in Houston, I cannot indulge in Hank’s Ice Cream, but I can reminisce on my experience there. Hank’s is just one of the many ice cream brands that is not only delicious AF, but it is Black-owned. Listed below, I share the top, Black-owned ice cream brand that I have tried (and am dying to try).

If you know of any other Black-owned ice cream shops, share them below in the comments section.While there are many ice cream brands out there, it is seldom to run across one that is Black-owned.

 

 

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1. Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Located in New York and founded by “Mikey” Cole, Mikey Likes It Ice Cream is known for mixing and matching flavors and bringing new ideas to ice cream. From their popular flavors like Brady Bunch, Mint Condition, and Ice Ice Baby, you will definitely get your life and more at Mikey’s. On top of creating delicious, innovative ice cream, Mikey’s also donate a percentage of each purchase to help schools facilitate educational and recreational trips. As Mikey explained on his site, “We’re just trying to push the boundaries of what companies are doing with ice cream, while building lasting relationships with local business owners, entrepreneurs and other great people.”

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2. Dream Cream Ice Cream

Founded by Thomas Jamison and Alecia Shipman, Dream Cream Ice Cream allows “dreamers” to live out their dreams by creating their own flavors to raise money for their cause. Dream Cream has ice cream flavors like Red Velvet, Death by Chocolate, and Strawberry Cheesecake. At the end of the month the “dreamers” will receive a portion of the sales from that flavor that they created.

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3. Hank’s Ice Cream

Founded by Hank Wiggins and his wife Okemah in 1985 in Houston, Texas, Hank’s provides homemade ice cream with products that are locally sourced, using the freshest ingredients. Some of their most popular flavors are Cookies and Cream, Rum Raisin, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

 

If you live in any of these areas or plan to visit these areas soon, make sure you check out these delicious ice cream shops. Don’t forget to share you experience below or by tweeting us at @mogulmillennial

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