Our humble story began in the quaint, touristy town of New Harmony, Indiana in 2012. I, an "empty-nester" owned a small boutique specializing in repurposed furniture while Woody had been in the "corporate world" for many years. While running my boutique, I noticed a reoccurring question amongst visitors..."does New Harmony have an ice cream shop?" And with that, our wheels began to spin.
Our main goal early on was to offer what some would call, "homemade ice cream" that was made in Indiana. We began visiting shops around Indiana, but kept hitting the same obstacle...how do we get it from the small "mom & pop" shops to New Harmony. Upon leaving what would inevitably be our last ice cream shop visit, I looked at my husband and said, "I think you can do this". And, within a week, he had ordered ingredients, a small tabletop ice cream machine and a few "how-to" books on ice cream techniques.
The road to making what we felt to be the creamiest ice cream available did not come easy. Woody did not want to simply copy someones recipe. He wanted the recipes to be our own. Many batches went down the drain, many never hardened, still more had a "gritty" texture. However, we never gave up. And, ten months later, we were serving our first scoop of artisan ice cream on a snowy March 1st day in 2013. By July of 2013, after much prayer, a decision was made to cash in our 401k and expand the business. Many thought we were crazy, but following what became our passion ended up being the greatest (and happiest) decision of our lives.