What to do when you’re looking for a career change? Make ice cream with a friend of course! When noticing an absence in Vancouver of locally made ice cream, Ben Ernst and Erica Bernardi were inspired to work on a business plan and flavours galore -Earnest Ice Cream was born!
Using seasonal ingredients allows them to make small batches that rotate throughout the year. Unique to them is packing and selling pints in returnable and reusable glass jars which promotes a zero waste company. At first, they sold their hand-crafted ice cream at farmers’ markets and by pedaling it around from their tricycle ice chest. Since starting their venture in 2012, they now have 2 scoop shop locations, a scoop truck, pints are sold at retailers and spawned many addictions.
The newest space on Quebec Street is in an old heritage building with exposed brick walls and post and beam structure. The combination of sustainable materials, custom lighting and large windows creates an inviting space that is rustic and fresh. To learn more about the conceptual design and the end result, please click on the link below to a write up on Retail Design Blog.
Earnest Ice Cream I 1829 Quebec St. I Vancouver, BC