Husband-and-wife team Yvonne and Jason King, who live in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, launched a small-batch ice cream club in March of this year and are poised to begin rolling it out to the greater Portland area.
King Creamery delivers three pints of fresh, handmade ice cream with rotating flavors, to members each month. Members can choose between a recurring membership for $24 per month or a one-month membership for $25.
The couple delivers the goods from their custom-made ice cream trike whenever possible.
“Our members love getting a rotating selection of fresh, handmade ice cream delivered to their door,” said Jason King. “We offer flavors that are creative, yet familiar. That means either a new take on an old classic – or a flavor you might know, but have never had as ice cream. For example, our Smokey Road reinterprets Rocky Road using applewood smoked chocolate and almonds and our Lemon Bar Dream re-imagines Yvonne’s lemon bars with homemade lemon curd and shortbread cookies swirled into a sweet cream base.”
The club is not the only way to enjoy King Creamery creations. They have an ice cream trike working all over the east side that offers club favorites, including Salted Caramel Popcorn, Raspberry Shortbread and Chocolate Brownie. The trike can often be found at Northeast Alberta and 18th, across from Petite Provence.
Before starting King Creamery, The Kings had been making ice cream for almost a decade. Jason gave Yvonne an ice cream maker for her birthday one year and they ended up hosting an ice cream social party. They soon began experimenting with flavors and sharing their creations with friends. As requests to buy ice cream started to roll in, the idea for an ice cream club was born.
The Kings are sticking to their homemade roots, creating their ice cream, sauces and baked goods from scratch. They prefer to make their ice cream with heavy cream, whole milk, sugar and egg yolks instead of using stabilizers or thickeners.
For more information, or to sign up for the club, visit kingcreamery.com.