Beyoncé had the right idea when she sang, ‘Who run the world… girls’ — but in this case, we’re talking women. Here’s a woman-owned business that should be on your radar, not just because it was Women’s Month, but all year round!
You might not be too familiar with Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream because her business just stepped onto the entrepreneurial scene a few years ago — either way, she can take all of our coins.
The story of how Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice cream came to be:
The ice cream revolution all began when Kristen moved to Cape Town, South Africa. Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream business is run by none other than Kristen, herself. She started her business with an ice cream maker that she received as a wedding gift.
Ice cream made for parties quickly turned into ice cream orders for friends, and then strangers, and then an invitation to open her own ice cream shop in the Noordhoek farm village.
In December 2015, Kristen’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream opened its doors and took the Noordhoek community by all sorts of delicious storms.
Other locations include Constantia Uitsig, Newlands and Stellenbosch, and even a tropical outpost in Mauritius. Kristen’s mission is to be that little community scoop shop where everyone feels welcome.
While the majority of the ice creams are made with milk, cream and sugar, her ice cream also offers flavours that are made with xylitol, as well as vegan options.
Dedicated to her craft
The ice cream shop has over 40 flavours on the menu and the scoops of the day are based on what’s in season.
She has the crowd pleasers and the classics too, but these familiar flavours are nothing like you’ve ever tasted them before as Kristen takes them to a new level. Take the rum and raisin for example, she soaks raisins in rum for four days and then works the steeped rum into her cream used for the ice cream base.
The resulting flavour is this rich, caramel-like rum flavour complete with plump raisins popping in your mouth. It’s simply delicious and this will definitely convert a rum and raisin hater, solely for Kristen’s creation.
She’s also happy to go the extra mile for her customers by offering custom ice cream flavours for birthdays and events. There’s no judgement from Kristen, if you’re keen on Bovril and Oreos in your ice cream, she’ll make it happen. And you can bet that it will be the best Bovril and Oreo combination you’ve ever tried in your life.
Pop in and grab a scoop or tub – and then feel the happiness melting in your mouth. Kristen’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream – a recipe for some of the best ice cream imaginable, it’s a must-try if you haven’t tasted a scoop of the delicious ice cream yet.
Want to get some scoops?
- Location: Corner of Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town
Constantia Uitsig Heritage Village
- Location: Constantia Uitsig Heritage Village, Spaanchemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town
- Location: 6 Cardiff Castle, Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town
- Location: Shop 9B, De Wet Centre, Corner of Bird and Church Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch
Picture: Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream Noordhoek/Facebook