Blue Cow started with a love of local food and a desire to offer a more artisan and creative approach to the classic ice cream shop experience.
Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. was founded in Roanoke, Virginia, by husband and wife team, Jason and Carolyn Kiser. Until Blue Cow, we were enthusiastic patrons of the local culinary scene but in 2016, saw an opportunity to be an active part of it. And before long, Jason was enrolled in an ice cream technology short course at the University of Guelph in Ontario, subsequently attending an ice cream makers program at Penn State University and our home kitchen had been turned into a test kitchen. We immediately loved the process of developing unique flavor combinations in addition to perfecting some of the classics, all while sourcing many ingredients from local purveyors. This love continues today as we look to bring Blue Cow to new communities while uncovering and showcasing the flavors that make each community unique.
The mission of Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. is simple – to serve up smiles, one hand-crafted scoop at a time. We believe milk and cream can be a blank canvas to develop new and creative flavors, drawing inspiration from food trends, places we travel, or even day to day life.
We proudly spin our flavors fresh daily using simple, quality ingredients sourced locally when possible. Ultimately, we want Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. to have a lasting and positive impact on each community we are fortunate to be part of.