Ice Cream Brought to Life
Good ice cream - real, good ice cream, has a life of its own. It’s one that begins in fields of robust grass and with contented cows. One that engages the watchful eye of a farmer and the attention of dozens of artisans. One in which creams and milks are carefully selected, ingredients are curated rather than plucked from a catalog, and freshness is paramount. It’s a life that requires both precision and creativity, and above all the passion of everyone involved right down to that lucky person with the cone in hand. Good ice cream - real, good ice cream becomes a part of our lives. As children, it’s the ultimate treat. It is synonymous with celebration, and can be a powerful pick-me up when called upon. We love it just as much as grown-ups, in flavors both comfortably nostalgic and adventurously adult. And it continues to conjure memories of moments big and small when enjoying a cone well into our later years. It follows us and brings us together, it’s delicious, unpretentious, and above all it’s fun. If it sounds like we take ice cream seriously, it’s because we do. Ice cream is a huge part of our lives, and we hope to bring it to yours.
Meet the Founder
Stef has been obsessed with ice cream as long as she can remember. It was always the cure for a crummy day, the celebratory snack after a job well-done, and the nucleus around which innumerable conversations revolved. Come to think of it, there was always one reason or another to seek out a scoop or two or four. She and her mother Rosie always made it a point to share a few sundaes whenever time allowed.
While working in craft beer with The Bruery in Southern California, Stef was inspired by both the food & beverage business and small business itself. In 2014, she decided to trade pints of beer for butter pecan and to apply the principles she learned in the beer biz of collaboration, community, creativity, and a focus on quality and fundamentals to her favorite thing, ice cream.
Hay Rosie is built on Stefs unrelenting love of ice cream, with an immeasurable amount of support from family, friends, and community. And no, she never, ever gets sick of it.
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The New York Times - July 1, 2014
Draft Magazine - July 2014
Forbes Travel Guide: Five Top NYC Ice Cream Spots - June 30, 2014
Travel & Leisure: America's Best Ice Cream Shops - August 2014
Life & Thyme - June 10, 2014
New York Magazine - May 19, 2014
Grub Street - May 30, 2014
Eater National: Best New Ice Cream Shops in the USA - August 7th, 2014
Gothamist - August 3rd, 2014
Good Day New York - 8/29/2014
Zagat: 8 Must Try Ice Cream Shops in NYC - July 29th, 2014
New York Live - 9/16/2014
Time Out New York - July 9th, 2014
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Complex: Best Ice Cream Shops in NYC - July, 2014
Channel 7 Eyewitness News - August 12th, 2014
New York 1 - July, 2014
Food Network: King of Cones - August 4, 2014
Zagat - June 16, 2014
Women's Wear Daily - June 16, 2014
Yahoo News/Good Morning America - April 24, 2014
DNAinfo New York - February 24, 2014