Q: Do you make your own ice cream?

A: We develop our ice cream flavors in Big Sky, and then have them produced to our specifications by a solar-powered creamery in WA.

 

Q: Do you make your own cones, sodas, sundae toppings, etc?

A: Yep, and we also source some of these things from producers whose products and ingredient statements we love.

 

Q: Why did you opt to produce your own cones, sodas, and sundae toppings, but not your own ice cream?

A: It's a question of infrastructure and product availability. It was more realistic to source an ice cream product that adhered to our strict standards than it was to source the other stuff. In fact, there was no feasible way for us to source those other items without allowing all sorts of nasty junk into your ice cream. That's not the product we aim to serve, so we make our own whenever possible.

 

Q: Are you available for private functions?

A: Drop us a line, we'd love to make it work!

 

Q: Where does your company name come from?

A: Our name comes from the poem The Emperor of Ice Cream, written by Wallace Stevens in 1922:

 

Call the roller of big cigars, 

The muscular one, and bid him whip

In kitchen cups concupiscent curds. 

Let the wenches dawdle in such dress

As they are used to wear, and let the boys

Bring flowers in last month's newspapers. 

Let be be finale of seem.

The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

 

Take from the dresser of deal, 

Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet

On which she embroidered fantails once

And spread it so as to cover her face. 

If her horny feet protrude, they come

To show how cold she is, and dumb. 

Let the lamp affix its beam. 

The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.