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7 Ice Cream Parlour Success Stories [2023]

7 Ice Cream Parlour Success Stories [2023]
Open An Ice Cream Parlour

Ice cream is something that people of all ages equally enjoy globally, making it a profitable business to venture into.

This frozen dessert industry has registered massive growth in recent years, a trend that shows the industry’s potential.

If you are looking to start your ice cream business, follow these steps:

  • Decide whether to make your ice cream or to source from established ice cream brands
  • Write an effective business plan for the ice cream shop detailing the goals, strategies, and plans
  • Fund your business idea
  • Choose a spacious shop in an area with plenty of foot traffic
  • Offer different ice cream flavors

Opening an ice cream parlor is not easy work. However, if you do it right, it is rewarding and can be a lot of fun.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a ice cream parlour:

1. The Good Scoop ($192K/year)

Stephen Layton (from Sacramento, California, USA) started The Good Scoop over 7 years ago.

$16K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
Sacramento, California, USA

Case Study

Hello! My name is Stephen Layton and I am one of the founding members of The Good Scoop located in the greater Sacramento region. We make all of our own ice cream in house using fresh local and all-natural ingredients.

Some of our best selling and most popular flavors include our banana, rosewater, lavender, and salted cookies and cream. We use fresh seasonally available ingredients, so we use peaches in the summertime and apples in the fall. Some of our more interesting flavors include horchata, honey wasabi, peppermint bark, and olive oil.


2. Dream Pops

Plant-based ice cream. Packed with superfoods. Dairy, gluten and soy free. All under 100 calories with no artificial additives or stabilizers. We figured it was time to bring ice cream into the 21st century – with real food and real ingredients that you can actually pronounce.

  • Business rank: #530K

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting an ice cream parlour:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an ice cream parlour?
-> Pros and cons of an ice cream parlour

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established ice cream parlour

Other resources

4. Udders Ice Cream

Udders Ice Cream is proudly made in our sunny island Singapore! Visit our website to find out more about us.

  • Business rank: #1.25M

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5. Ice Cream Depot

World's first at-home soft serve ice cream machine! Patented technology makes batch after batch of commercial-quality soft serve at home!

  • Business rank: #1.56M

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6. Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It.

  • Website traffic: 1.24M/month
  • Business rank: #111K

Check out their full website ➜

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