Big Kid Ice Cream is a modern and novel ice cream brand specialising in unique small batch ice creams. With renewed attention to flavour, quality and fun, Big Kid offers a range of Wild & Wonderful Ice Creams that boasts everything from modern classics to outlandish combos. With new and novel flavours in constant development, no two weeks are ever the same in the test kitchen so you can always expect to find new flavours on trial in the van.
Armed with a vintage Mercedes ice cream van and ambitions to deliver the UK’s most exciting ice cream I tour around in the ‘Flake69’ - a pastry chef’s dream ice cream van. Travelling all across the UK to events and festivals this modern reinvention of your local Mr Whippy is always found at the heart of the party. I’ve even upgraded my chime for an onboard sound system so I can keep the party going no matter where I am!
Prior to Big Kid, you might have known me from @digbrewco where my career in food began. There, I headed up the kitchen now known as @dough_digbeth, the taproom pizzeria inspired by NYC slice shops but dripping in Dig Brew & Doughs distinct style. Over the years of living and breathing pizza, I became a hugely inspired by the world of ice cream! With parlours celebrated as much as restaurants in America, I wanted to bring this to the UK whilst capturing essence of the iconic British ice cream van in a brand that is celebrated for its uniqueness and quality.
Since the launch in April 2022, I have seen a busy summer catering for festivals and private parties and collaborating with some exciting brands both inside and out of the industry. Enthusiasm for Big Kid has been incredible and I take this energy forwards with me as I plan an even more epic program for next year!
I am currently operating out the Midlands and seeking investment to open up my first ice cream parlour in London ahead of SS24.