I love ice cream because each of us has a wonderful, happy memory about it. To me, ice cream is how I celebrate love and togetherness. As a young girl, my dad often had to miss our family dinners to work extra hours. But as my sister and I were getting ready for bed, Dad would arrive home and call to us from downstairs, "I'm home! Who wants ice cream?" and we would race down to jump on him with hugs and choose our flavors for the night. Ice cream continues to be the perfect excuse to celebrate and create happy moments with family and friends. Ice Cream Jubilee is my way to bring joy to others through imaginative flavors and irrepressible smiles.
I started making ice cream in my apartment kitchen in 2009. Tapping into my creativity to invent flavors made me so happy that I took a vacation from my corporate law career to apprentice at a pie shop in Brooklyn called Four and Twenty Blackbirds. Kneading pie crusts by hand and being immersed in a flavorful world where people made careers of their passions recharged me, and I decided to deliberately add passion, creativity, color, and flavors to every aspect of my life.
I moved to Washington, D.C. a few months later to accept my dream job working as a presidential appointee at the Department of Homeland Security. Despite the long hours, I dedicated my nights and weekends to my love for inventing ice cream flavors. I hosted tasting sessions at my apartment and in my friends' homes, not knowing exactly what I was building momentum toward.
In 2013, I attended the famous Penn State University ice cream seminar, graduating as class president, and began recruiting friends to make ice cream with me on Thursday nights. I started selling twelve flavors in grocery stores and restaurants, and in July Ice Cream Jubilee was voted People's Choice for Best Ice Cream at the DC Scoop competition.
I started Ice Cream Jubilee to share my passion with others and encourage people to explore the pursuits that make them as happy as ice cream makes me. I have learned so much from our team and our constant pursuit to make the best ice cream. I'm thrilled and endlessly thankful that Ice Cream Jubilee has grown so much in such a short time.
What makes me most proud is sharing my business with my parents and friends, and making new friends over ice cream. I hope that my flavors give you a reason to smile and jump for joy.
"Best of Washington"
Ice Cream Jubilee: Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Washington Readers' Favorites Award Winner 2014
"Best Ice Cream in DC"
Ice Cream Jubilee: DC Scoop People's Choice Award Winner 2013