Interested in becoming a wholesale customer?
Contact us to start the conversation. Please note we only take on new wholesale customers that have deliveries to the cities of St. Paul or Minneapolis. We are not able to deliver or ship to other locations.
Why use Izzy’s Ice Cream at your restaurant, catering business, or grocery store?
We take care and time to put only the best ingredients in our ice cream.
- Our ice cream is 16% butterfat, giving Izzy’s a rich, creamy flavor. Most other brands use less butterfat.
- Our ice cream is made from cream produced at Lamers Dairy, a family dairy farm in Wisconsin. We have been to the farm and seen the cows graze in the pasture, being milked, and mooing.
- The family farmers of Lamers Dairy sign a notarized affidavit that promises they will never use artificial hormones like rBGH or rBST.
- We use eggs in our ice cream base, giving our ice cream a rich taste. Some other brands of ice cream may not use eggs. The eggs we use are cage-free.
- We use beet sugar in our ice cream base and organic cane sugar to macerate our fruits.
- We use the finest ingredients from all over the world to flavor our ice creams. We use 100% pure Madagascar bourbon-vanilla from Nielsen-Massey in our vanilla and vanilla bean and a Nielsen-Massey bourbon-blend in our chocolates and other flavors. We use extracts, flavorings and purees from the best, well-known, respected sources.
- We use fruit directly from fruit farms, fruit shares, and local sources when we can. We work hard at finding the best farms in the country with the best fruit.
- We partner with local businesses to co-brand flavors. A few examples: Peace Coffee, Summit Brewing Company and Pearson’s.
- For our chocolate ice creams we use cocoa from Guittard chocolate, a fourth generation family owned and operated business in San Francisco. Guittard is one of only ten chocolate makers in the U.S. and one of few that work directly with cacao growers, long before harvest.
- We are always improving and perfecting our flavors. We keep innovating and sourcing to make the best product we can.
Our Customer Service.
- Order Convenience. Order 24/7 by leaving a message on our order line or by emailing your orders directly to us. During weekdays, talk with a live person about your order needs.
- Get next day deliveries on ice cream orders of our current inventory list if you get your orders in the previous night by midnight. We store our ice cream at third party storage where we do not have unlimited access, so same-day deliveries and weekend deliveries are not feasible.
- Tours. Ask for a mini-tour of our ice cream kitchen facility in Minneapolis or schedule a wholesale tasting at our shop.
- Our staff is educated, helpful, accommodating and trained in the area of customer service.
- Get next day deliveries on ice cream orders from our current inventory list. Same-day and weekend deliveries offered for an additional cost.
- For current long-term customers committed to serving our brand exclusively, partner with the Izzy’s ice cream making team to develop your own, unique flavors to sell.
- Its Brand Following. Owners Jeff and Lara work hard every day to make the brand known.
- We have two retail shops, and many of your customers already know Izzy’s Ice Cream and will associate serving our ice cream with excellence.
- Our brand gets a lot of media attention, both local and national. Our latest honor: was winning a Blue Ribbon for our chocolate ice cream and winning an Honorable Mention for Dessa’s Existential Crunch at the National Ice Cream Retailers Association in November of 2016.
- We have a strong social media presence. Our customers follow our Flavor Up! (what flavors are currently in our dipping cabinet) in social media through an automated web-radio frequency system that owner Jeff Sommers developed.
- We are growing. We keep growing our customer base.
- We have passion, vision, and work tirelessly towards excellence. Just talk with owner Jeff if you are unsure of this.
It’s Hand Crafted, It’s Local, It’s Family Owned, It’s Green.
- We make all our ice cream by hand in batch freezers. This artisan way to make ice cream requires more labor and is slower, and less-efficient than if we were to make 100 gallons at a time in a continuous freezer. But using batch freezers allows us to quickly adapt our recipes, be nimble and flexible with recipe changes, and continuously improve on flavor. We stand behind our hand-made process; we think it produces a superior ice cream.
- We are a local, husband and wife owned business. We make all our ice cream in Minneapolis, Minnesota, right next door to one of our retail scoop shops.
- We use a returnable plastic tub for our ice creams.
- At our St. Paul location we harvest the sun from 200 solar panels on top of our roof to produce about 1/3 of our energy needs.
- We use an innovative Zap Water system that is chemical free and toxic free in our ice cream making kitchen.
- We use an innovative freezer packs system in one of our vans to deliver our ice cream. We also use a traditional freezer truck.
- We are always innovative and working on systems that add value to our carbon hand print.