Ice Cream Club
“Let’s make ice cream!”
That’s how it all started. A simple statement during one of our weekly long distance calls. It wasn’t a decision driven just by impulse though - we’ve talked about starting a business together since we were kids (that entrepreneurial blood runs strong in the fam). While revisiting the subject, we both said “Let’s make ice cream!”. Ice cream has always been a go-to dessert in our households and we each have the sweetest memories of ice cream outings with our family. We decided to craft our own ice cream with the goal of one day opening up a shop where others can gather and create sweet memories of their own. Growing up together as cousins (and besties), we’ve ventured down countless spontaneous roads and this is another wild ride for the books.
When this idea started, one of us was living in Regina, SK. finishing a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Tiffany) while the other was in Calgary, AB., having obtained a Bachelor of Education degree but opting to manage the family diner instead (Anita). We dived into this new and exciting world of handcrafted, premium ice cream as a side hustle. Our family diner, John’s Breakfast & Lunch, became a test lab for all the fun (and sometimes failed) creations - shout out to the fam for helping us with dishes, feeding us, and simply supporting us. We eventually opened up “shop” in spring '19 with a little pop-up, tucked away in John’s Breakfast & Lunch. We're happy to say that our side hustle eventually turned into our main hustle!
Milk Ice Cream specializes in unique flavours that are fiercely adventurous and nostalgically sweet.
Our ice cream is handcrafted with care and we take pride in creating unique and adventurous flavours. We find inspiration everywhere - travel, local products, current trends, and just interesting ingredients we come across. A lot of the flavours we create are influenced by our Chinese/Vietnamese roots and by childhood nostalgia. We love creating flavours that we grew up with and we hope that some of these flavours resonate with you too!
Keepin' it real.
We keep it real here at Milk. We strive to represent our roots, promote diversity, and do good for our community through ice cream. And, we use real ingredients and collaborate with local businesses whenever we can to bring you fresh & fun ice cream, one small batch at a time.
Find us at our temporary pop-up located inside John's Breakfast & Lunch!
Anita & Tiffany