Meet the Vendor: Half Pint Homemade Ice Cream
Who are you and what do you do?
Half Pint is a Seattle-based homemade ice cream company. We offer made-from-scratch ice cream and sorbet that feature local and seasonal ingredients. We have been making and sharing our ice cream for over 6 years now!
What was your first memory of making something?:
When I was little, my house had a long driveway that l
ed out to the street. On the other side of the street was a playground, so we had a lot of people walking by. I used to love setting up a table and selling any and all manner of things from perfume I made out of flowers from my yard (GROSS!) to friendship bracelets. But my favorite memory of selling a product I made was the time I tried to sell “mint water”. We had a large mint plant in our yard and I soaked the leaves in water overnight to make the mint water. Then I set up my stand and sold away! I probably sold to about 5 people, but that seemed like a great success to me!
Who’s your biggest fan?:
I would have to say my fiancé is my biggest fan. He has supported me through the process of building this business up and has always made me feel that I am able to do whatever I put my mind to. Plus, he gets to eat ice cream whenever he wants, so of course he’s a fan 🙂
What’s your favorite item that you sell?:
I think right now my favorite ice cream flavor to sell is our Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie. A lot of people see that flavor listed and decide to taste it because it’s something different that they haven’t had before. Almost everyone who tastes it ends up choosing it. Most of them say that they didn’t expect to like it but they end up loving it! It’s fun to see how someone’s expectations can be changed in that way.
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?:
A lot of people say that my ice cream is like ice cream they had as children. Or they recount a story of making homemade ice cream themselves as kids. I like making very quality versions of classic flavors so that eating my ice cream is like experiencing a slice of childhood again.