We launched our first two Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream scoop trucks in the Spring of 2008. We make our ice cream from scratch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, using only fresh hormone and antibiotic free milk and cream, cane sugar, egg yolks and the best fruits, chocolates, spices and nuts from small producers locally and around the world. We celebrate ingredients perfected by nature, not science.
We now have six trucks and three stores around Brooklyn and Manhattan serving our housemade ice creams, fresh pastries and Toby's Estate Coffee.
In October 2012 we opened our Indonesian restaurant Selamat Pagi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We apply the same dedication and commitment to quality in our savory kitchen. Check us out at www.selamatpagibrooklyn.com
Ben Van Leeuwen, Laura O'Neill, Pete Van Leeuwen
At Van Leeuwen Artisan ice cream we care deeply about the environment and are committed to minimizing our impact on it.
All of our disposable goods are made from 100% renewable resources. Our cups and napkins are Bagasse, a fiber made from sugar cane husk. Our drink cups and spoons are made from corn husks. These products aren't only better for the environment, they are also better for you, as they don't leach dangerous petrochemicals.
In an effort to help preserve one of the worlds most endangered species, the Mountain Gorilla, we pledge one percent of our profits to Wildlife Direct, a grassroots organization based in the Congo with a mission to actively protect critically endangered species.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream's philosophy is simple. We pledge to use only the finest, unadulterated, all natural ingredients in our ice cream and pastries. We believe that this simple practice leads to an extraordinary product. It is also important for us to educate you, the consumer, about what makes these ingredients so special. We invite to read more about our flavors to see how we put this philosophy into action.