Long Beach Creamery Using Crowdfunding to Open Dairy Room

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The Long Beach Creamery’s Dina Amadril started making ice cream for fun at home in 2013. Using home-baked toppings and farm fresh ingredients — often grown in Long Beach — Armaldi won local fame with flavors like Goat Cheese & Fig, Mascarpone, Pear & Champagne and even Okinawa Sweet Potato.

“When I fell in love with creating ice cream about a year ago, I had no idea the mad regulations required to handcraft ice cream,” explains Armaldi, “Many agencies are involved to make sure the public receives a quality product  – produced in an approved area. In our dairy room design, we have combined the regulations required by the City of Long Beach and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) into a design that allows you to watch the ice cream making process.”

According to Armaldi, who is opening her ice cream store at 4141 Long Beach Blvd in Bixby Knolls, “The Dairy Room needs precise lighting, venting, cooling and wall and floor coverings that allow you to spray down the whole room.”

The front wall of the dairy room will be tempered glass so you can walk right up to it (designed with the kiddies in mind) and see ice cream coming out of the blast freezer, being packed into pints, being made into cakes, sandwiches and pops.

Though Amadril is running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, it’s a small piece of her raised capital: she sold her condo in downtown Long Beach to invest in Long Beach Creamery. But, build-out costs for the Dairy Room alone are estimated at $38,000 and, so far, the Kickstarter has raised $12,000 of its $25,000 goal with just 7 days left.

The Long Beach Creamery Kickstarter rewards for pledging – including all things ice cream, ice cream parties, ice cream making & ice cream notoriety can be found on our Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dinaamadril/ice-cream-lovers-lets-build-a-dairy-room-together/description

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