A trio of Cumberland women have pooled their talents and opened a mobile ice cream business.
They call it Love’s Ice Cream, which offers flavours like salted caramel and coconut raspberry, made from local grass-fed milk and organic fruit. They use a special machine that pulverizes fruit into the ice cream, served on gluten-free waffle
cones or in cups.
“The reception’s been amazing,” said Rachel Mooney, an holistic nutritionist who had been area manager for Sunshine Organics delivery. “As fast as we can make it and serve it. It’s been flying in Cumberland…I knew that doing ice cream was going to be a really great business. I just felt it in my bones, so it seemed like a good shift.”
The other team members are Rachel’s sister Sanchia Mooney, a pastry chef who runs a commercial kitchen at home, and Caroline Bradfield, whose background is counselling psychology.
They sell ice cream from a vintage boler trailer. Their first day of business was May 12 at the Cumby trail running event, donating profits to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. Since then, they’ve been parking the boler near gathering spots such as the village post office.
“After attending events outside of Cumberland, we’ve decided just to stay loyal to Cumberland,” Rachel said.
They offer four flavours: vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel and vegan coconut. Vanilla and coconut can be blended with fruit to create more flavours. At times, they offer special flavours such as London Fog or Royston Roasting Coffee.
“People come out in the rainy weather because they know us, and they get that craving,” Sanchia said. “We’ve been really supported by the people of Cumberland.”
Though certain months could prove challenging for a mobile ice cream business, their goal is to eventually open a scoop shop, with indoor seating, in Cumberland.
“That will give us a longer season,” Sanchia said.
Love’s Ice Cream is open from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
The business can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.