About

The Ice Kitchen story begins in the summer of 2011 in New York. Whilst on holiday in upstate Woodstock Nadia Roden came across a photo of a transparent lolly with a leaf frozen inside it. It looked so beautiful and it immediately sparked her imagination, which started running wild with all of sorts of flavours and concoctions that could be frozen in ice. She thought it was such a playful and unique idea that she couldn’t help herself from pursuing it.

In no time her nephew and chef Cesar Roden was brought over from London to help launch the gourmet Ice Lolly venture.

The lollies were first sold on the Big Apple’s High Line Park and business boomed. It wasn’t long before Cesar returned to London, ready to give the Brits a taste of what they’d been missing. The rest, as they say, is history.

Even in the face of demanding Londoners & New Yorkers Ice Kitchen didn’t take shortcuts. Each of our recipes was and continues to be handmade, tasting like the real thing because that’s exactly what they are: Playful yet sophisticated; this is nostalgia on a stick

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Our story starts

2010

Ice Kitchen’s story starts in New York in 2010, when Nadia Roden created Lilly Lolly’s Ice Kitchen, the first gourmet ice lolly venture in the city!

Lily Lolly's Ice Kitchen

2010

After chef school Cesar Roden spent a hot summer in NYC helping his aunt Nadia with Lilly Lolly's.

Ice kitchens story starts

2013

The response from NYC was so great that Cesar realised the business would also flourish in the UK, especially since there was nothing else like it on the market. So, in 2013 Cesar brought the idea to London and Ice Kitchen was born!

During Winter 2014 we moved into new commercial premises and create 5 new jobs.

2014

During Winter 2014 we moved into new commercial premises and create 5 new jobs.

Ice kitchens story starts

2014

Ice Kitchen were spotted by the BBC, and Cesar appeared live on the One Show with Lord Sugar as well as James Martin’s Home comforts and BBC Radio Four.

50 Lolly recipes!

2014

In July 2014 we released our hardback recipe book: 'Ice Kitchen: 50 Lolly Recipes'. With unique recipes made by Cesar and Nadia, the book was listed as No.1 bestseller in Amazon’s desserts and has since been published internationally in 15 countries.

International adventure begins!

2016

We met adventurous Dutch entrepreneurs Kees & Maarten and they loved our lollies as much as us! From 2016 Ice Kitchen went international, selling in Jamin stores throughout Holland.

Rewarded with awards

2016

Between 2014-2016 our Ice Lollies were awarded a number of gold stars, proving how unique our recipes are.

Poptail book is launched

2017

Following the success of our first recipe book, we began working on a follow-up, a grown-up collection of alcoholic ice pops.

Ice Kitchen Korea

2017

In the summer of 2017 we embarked on an adventure to South Korea, eventually watching our ice lollies sell to thousands of Koreans via TV shopping channels.

Ready to take on the world!

2018

Today, Ice Kitchen is stocked in COOK, Ocado and multiple independent businesses across the UK. We launched in Finland as well, with plans to keep expanding bringing natural flavoured ice lollies to all corners of the world.