Hi! My name is Lauren Wilson and I make homemade ice cream. Three years ago, right here in Seattle, I founded Sweet Lo's Homemade Ice Cream after spending a short stint in Vermont where I learned the joys and remarkable powers of homemade ice cream. My ice cream is luscious to the core and unapologetically unctuous. You’ll crave it even when you don’t want to. Be warned, it will change the way you imagine ice cream, in the best possible way.
What Makes Sweet Lo’s Different
Many ice cream shops—including more than half of those in Seattle—rely on a pre-made ice cream base. Not Sweet Lo’s! I make everything from scratch, using:
- Whole ingredients (milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, salt)
- Homemade add-ins (cookies, lemon bars, peanut brittle, you name it)
- No stabilizers
- No preservatives
- No pre-made ice cream base
What I’m Asking For
As my business has grown, I desire to make my ice cream more accessible to you and your tummy. At this stage, demand for Sweet Lo’s is exceeding my production ability - Seattle sure does love its ice cream! I have my eyes set on a larger ice cream maker, an Emory Thompson CB-350, made right here in America. This machine cranks out ice cream fast—nearly 50 times faster than the sweet, modest machine I launched my business with.
Also, in order to wholesale my ice cream to grocery outlets and restaurants in Washington State, I need to heat my homemade ice cream base to 165 degrees for 40 minutes using a commercial pasteurizer.
This is where you come in. Your donation and continued support will allow me to purchase a commercial pasteurizer and new ice cream maker in order to bring you delicious ice cream whenever you want it—and more of it!
The Sweet Future
Rather than ordering ice cream days in advance and waiting a week for your delivery, you'll be able to acquire my pints at local grocery stores throughout the city.
In addition, I will create an Ice Cream of the Month Club! Can you imagine receiving several pints of Sweet Lo's ice cream a month, delivered straight to your door?
I’m also committed to donating a percentage of my proceeds to various organizations that need our help to make this world brighter.
Thank You. Yes, You.
Finally, I want to thank you for your unwavering support—not only for my business, but for me as well. You've stood by me from day one. You’ve followed me on social media and cheered me on from both near and far.
You came to my pop-up with your mom and you brought your daughter because she loves ice cream the most. You ordered ice cream for your boyfriend’s birthday, and you, YOU let me cater your wedding. You've hugged me and congratulated me and encouraged me all along.
Thank you for all that you are.
None of it has gone unnoticed. Without you, my business wouldn’t be as successful as it is today. I do this for you and us and I look forward to our continued journey together.
This is everything!
Together, we can!
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