Description: Handmade artisan ice lollies made with whole natural fruits & ingredients.
Founders: Nadia Roden and Cesar Roden
Head Office: London, UK
Stockists: EAT, COOK, Delilah Fine Food, Southbank Market, for a listing see here.
Industry: Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage
Ice Kitchen makes unforgettable artisan Ice Lollies, creating classics and twists on classics as well as surprising and unexpected flavour combinations.
We use only the very best fresh, natural ingredients with no artificial anything! Our ice lollies are made by hand in small batches daily, using fresh fruit, yoghurt, cream, nuts, chocolate, herbs and spices, and other natural flavourings.
Cesar Roden, chef and founder, feels there is an endless potential for delighting people with new tastes and iced experiences. Cesar's family background in the culinary and visual arts have come together to create Ice Kitchen.
Our lollies are made for the discerning grown-up – but children love them too!
Ice Kitchen was born when Nadia Roden, named 'The Ice Queen' by Oprah Winfrey, started serving ice-lollies from a cart in Bryant Park and on the High Line in New York in 2011. There she created a sensation. Her nephew Cesar then launched Ice Kitchen carts at the Real Food Market on the South Bank, which were an instant hit. Ice Kitchen has since gone from strength to strength and this year won four Great Taste Awards, becoming the only ice-lolly producer to do so. Cesar has appeared with Alan Sugar on the BBC ONE show as a budding entrepreneur and creative chef, and on James Martin's Home Comforts on BBC TWO.
In July 2014, Ice Kitchen released their hardback recipe book: 'Ice Kitchen: 50 Lolly Recipes'. With unique recipes made by Cesar and Nadia, the book was listed as the No.1 bestseller in Amazon’s desserts and has since been published internationally in 15 countries.
Between 2014 and 2016, Ice Kitchen was awarded with a number of gold stars for our lollies, including our Rose and Pistachio, Raspberry and Fresh Mint, Fresh Mint and Dark Chocolate, Earl Grey tea, and our Mojito Poptail lollies.
After their best-selling 50 Lolly Recipes book, Cesar and Nadia Roden are back with a new, grown-up collection of alcoholic ice lollies. In April 2017, Ice Kitchen launched their brand new 'Poptails' book, a collection of 50 sensationally intoxicating cocktail lollies, written and created just for this book by Cesar and Nadia.
Since the very start of Ice Kitchen back in 2013, we continue to grow, and look forward to what the future brings!
Cesar Roden - Co-Founder, CEO
Cesar Roden is the founder of Ice Kitchen. A street food pioneer, he launched Ice Kitchen carts in London in 2013 where they were an instant hit. He has since appeared in the UK's Evening Standard, The Times, The Telegraph and more.
Nadia Roden - Co-founder
Nadia Roden has worked in both the visual and culinary arts. In 2011, she started selling ice pops from a cart in Bryant Park and on the High Line in New York, leading O, The Oprah Magazine to dub her "The Ice Princess." She has since appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Food & Wine, and Vogue, among other outlets. Roden also designs textiles, ceramics, and art pieces for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and makes short animated films that have been shown at film festivals worldwide.
London food start-up Ice Kitchen breaks into South Korean market
23rd August 2017, London
Ice Kitchen, London’s leading ice lolly manufacturer, has signed an exclusive deal with Health Balance,
one of South Korea’s most popular food brands and distributors. The move will see hundreds of
thousands of Ice Kitchen lollies receive a warm reception from South Korea’s emerging foodie market.
Starting from August 22nd, eight of Ice Kitchen’s most popular lollies will be sold by Health Balance on
South Korea’s premier TV home shopping channel, GS Shop.
Ice Kitchen’s elegant lollies are handmade with natural ingredients, capturing the essence of the British
summer with a hint of humour. Flavours including Earl Grey, Peach & Hibiscus, Rose & Pistachio
and Mojito have already proved to be a hit at major events for Claridges, Primark, Thorpe Park and
TopShop, among others.
Earlier this month, Ice Kitchen was awarded its sixth Great Taste award, wowing judges with its
Orange Cheesecake & White Chocolate lolly, who described it as being “brave and bold” and an
The South Korea distribution deal marks the latest step in international expansion for London’s artisan
dessert producer, which already has partners in place in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.
Aldo Mata, Trade Overseas Sales Coordinator at Health Balance, said:
“We’re delighted to partner with Ice Kitchen and bring one of London’s most popular artisan desserts
to the South Korean Market. We have no doubt that Ice Kitchen’s extravagant flavours will surprise and
excite in equal measure”
Ice Kitchen will fit in with the growing South Korean demand for treats that are both healthy and
delicious. We’re excited to work with a London producer dedicated to unique flavours, homemade ice
cream and only using the finest fresh fruits and herbs. Not only are our customers looking for a cool
ice cream, they also want to combine taste with healthy eating.”
Cesar Roden, co-founder of Ice Kitchen, said:
“This is a great opportunity for us to get the Ice Kitchen brand the international recognition it deserves.
However, the journey wasn’t easy. Operationally the Korean order was challenging as we were at full
production capacity, running double shifts for six weeks! We’re confident that this first step into the
Asian market will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Ice Kitchen.”
TOP 25: Health Food Brands to Watch in 2017 - About Time Magazine
"These lollies are totally delicious. Sweet, full of flavour and refreshingly, they are the perfect way to stay cool this summer. We love their quirky flavours, including Peach Bellini, Bourbon Coffee Cream and Strawberry, Pepper and White Chocolate. Our go-to this summer is the Fresh Watermelon flavour – we just can’t get enough of it."
Gourmet ice lolly brand disrupts mainstream with UK retail expansion - Food & Drink
Ice Kitchen, the UK artisan ice lolly brand, is expanding its UK retail strategy following a six-figure investment from Dutch food entrepreneurs. Ice Kitchen has since secured listings across Holland, Finland and Ireland with exports now making up 70% of sales.
Homemade ice lollies for kids and grown-ups - Telegraph
London-based company Ice Kitchen, headed by the daughter and grandson of Middle Eastern food doyenne Claudia Roden, make clever flavours such as the trendy cereal milk, as well as Vietnamese coffee and a mojito with whole lime chunks. Other adult versions include Pops popsicles that come in champagne and bellini flavours.
Ice Pops That Are Too Cool for School - Wall Street Journal
From sorbet cocktails to Snowgronis, frozen treats are getting the grown-up treatment, with sophisticated—and boozy—flavors. Four recipes from London’s top pop spots..