Company Spotlight: Phin & Phebes Ice Cream

March 31, 2016
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Company Spotlight: Phin & Phebes Ice Cream

 

 

We are Phin & Phebes (pronounced "Fin" and "Feebes") Ice Cream of Brooklyn, New York. We make unique and interesting flavors with a little something for everyone. All of our flavors start out in our home kitchen and we produce them on a larger scale so we can share them with you.

Our philosophy about ice cream is simple: it should be fun for adults and kids, unpretentious, delicious (of course) and surprising in the best way possible. We want to change the way you think about ice cream.

We are currently selling to stores throughout the Northeast and the Southeast. Please visit our buy page to see where you can buy our ice cream right now: Buy our ice cream

 

Crista & Jess

 

 

Our Dairy & Ingredients

We do not put stabilizers or syrups in our ice cream because we believe that ice cream can be one of the purest foods if made properly. Additionally we use only the best all-natural ingredients and our hormone free dairy comes from family owned farms across New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Open, taste and experience pure, all-natural joy.

 

 

The beginning...

We made our first batch of ice cream in February of 2010 when looking for a yummy wintertime hobby. We brainstormed a flavor that was inspired by the Ritz cracker sandwiches filled with marshmallow and peanut butter that we loved as kids. We cranked it up a notch though and covered these in caramel and chocolate and broke them up into a sweet cream base. The results? "Fluffnut" ice cream, our first flavor and also now the name of our dog.

 

 

The next three months...

We spent every weekend for the next three months prototyping as many flavors as possible. We conceived of flavors such as: Coconut Key Lime, Banana Whama, Goat Cheese Caramal, Caramal Brownie Boom, Ginger Cookie Snap, Maple Bacon Pecan and so on. We wrote all our flavors down on our chalkboard wall in our kitchen. We ate a lot (like really a lot) of ice cream.

 

 

Brooklyn Lyceum Fair

We got accepted into the Brooklyn Lyceum Fair, an annual food and arts fair in Brooklyn where we made and brought seven unique flavors. This is our first public debut. We get a great response from people and sell out halfway through the second day.

 

 

The Hester Street Fair

A couple months later we apply and we get accepted into the Hester Street Fair, a street fair in the historic Lower East Side. We are still working full-time jobs and slinging ice cream on the weekends. We use this opportunity to experiment with seeing what flavors people like and further exploring ice cream as a viable long-term plan.

 

 

Our First Store Sales!

In the fall of 2010 we started selling our ice cream at Brucie's in Cobble Hill and Marlow & Daughters in Williamsburg. While still working full-time jobs we made enough small inventory to sell in these two stores. We never slept.

 

 

Ice Cream University!

In January of 2011 we attended Penn State's famous week long ice cream course, otherwise known as Ice Cream University. There we learned all about the science of ice cream and many other valuable things about ice cream and the industry.

 

 

The Road Ahead

We knew our small little ice cream operation had hit its max potential and we started to think bigger. We knew we wouldn't be able to make a significant difference while doing this on the side. So in January of 2011 we quit our day jobs. What came next was several months devoted to a business plan, recreating our flavors with a new formula and sourcing ingredients.

 

 

Here We Are Today

Hundreds of flavor prototypes later, we are back and ready to bring you some ice cream!

 

 

 

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