Ice Cream tends to bring smiles to the faces of all ages. It brings families together, creates happiness and can also be used to bring folks together for ‘socials’. That’s only a few reasons why Urban Churn is in business. Ice Cream has been around for ages. I wanted to bring the tradition of ice cream back to families and introducing it to the kids. Frozen the traditional way, by a combination of Ice and Salt, we add our own little ‘urban’ twist to ice cream.
In the summer of 2013, I noticed so many people in Harrisburg, PA grumbled about how there weren’t many ice cream joints. Other than Hershey’s Ice Cream, the selection was limited. My family have made ice cream for our family gatherings for ages. Every time someone said how they wished they could get some ice cream, I thought about my family. I remember Grape Nut ice cream made by my Great Uncle on a hot summer day at my Great Grandmother’s cottage. They used the classic hand cranked churns and when electric churns became available, we upgraded to them.
I eventually put the two and two together… why not bring my family’s tradition here to Harrisburg. I could revive the traditional way of making ice cream, but make it more fun. Crazy flavours, like Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream, or Maple / Bacon / Waffle Ice Cream! This, to me, was a no-brainer. So since then, I stepped forward and went after my new found goal. Though, when someone asks me what I do for a living I, with a shy voice, tell them I make Ice Cream… for who my age owns or creates and sells ice cream for a living? But none the less, I can make people smile, and enjoy what I create. That, itself, is a huge motivation.