We began selling our delicious, organic ice cream sandwiches in 2009, at local farmers markets, parties and high-profile events from a wildly successful ice cream cart. Since then, our company has rapidly expanded, opening a full-service ice cream shop in Santa Monica, California in 2012 and a “store within a store” at Vintage Grocers in Malibu, in 2014. Today, 50 stores (and counting), including Whole Foods, carry Beachy Cream ice cream sandwiches and pints. Our very own 13,000 square-foot factory is opening in March 2015 in Long Beach, California, which will enable us to accommodate increasing demand and to distribute our lip-smacking products nationally.
Inspired by ice-cream-fueled summers on Cape Cod, hip coastal surfers, signature family recipes, and made with the concentrated flavors of 100% organic ingredients, our founder Ann Ryan, and her daughter Beth Stockwell, have created what many are touting as “the perfect ice cream sandwich”. We make our ice cream in small batches, with locally sourced, sustainable, organic ingredients.
Beachy Cream sweetens up local parties and events with our mobile ice cream cart and famous Beachy Cream Girls (if you don’t know them already, just look for the girls in retro-inspired attire, carrying delightful, frozen treats from “cigarette” trays). The Beachy Cream Girls have served the crème de la crème at many high-profile events and parties, including the Elton John Aids Benefit Oscar Party, Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies Fundraiser, the American Idol Los Angeles Auditions, serving cast and crew (including Ryan Seacrest), and a variety of others. Our brand and our Santa Monica store are reminiscent of the classic ice cream parlors of the past. You know, like a movie remake with better casting.
Our company’s Key Lime Cowabunga, Strawberry Surfer Girl and signature Ginger Wipeout have transformed the ice-cream-sandwich-eating-experience into a flavor-fueled extravaganza. It’s no wonder our customers are asking for seconds and thirds.
Our philosophy is that ice cream should be a fun experience, where customers don’t have to worry about what’s in their frozen treats. Because of this, we use only 100% organic ingredients to create our smooth and creamy signature ice cream, all of which are made in small batches using dairy from the happy cows of Straus Family Creamery. Instead of using preservative-filled syrups to flavor our ice creams, we buy ingredients from local farmers markets to make flavorings from scratch. For example, we purchase organic bananas and roast them until they are nearly caramelized to create our sumptuous Roasted Banana ice cream, which doesn’t even need sugar. Similar processes are used to make all of our frozen treats. Our team is constantly experimenting with different combinations to create delightfully unique ice cream flavors to be sandwiched between our organic cookies, which are made with a special formula to maintain their soft texture, even when frozen. We are proud to be California Green Business Certified, and to serve delicious products that support organic farmers who make the world a better (and cleaner) place.
With our stores located by the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu, our company supports local organizations such as Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Surf Aid, and local schools and Boys and Girls Clubs, through direct donations and sponsorship.