follow our journey
Our story begins
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
After chef school Cesar Roden spent a hot summer in NYC helping his aunt Nadia with Lilly Lolly's.
Ice Kitchen is launched in the UK at southbank food market
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!
We launch in COOK stores nationwide
We wow the founders of COOK. They loved our lollies and from 2014 they stock them in all their 80+ UK stores throughout the summer
New production facility
During Winter 2014 we moved into a new premises and created 5 new jobs.
BBC One show
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
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!
We met adventurous Dutch entrepreneurs Kees & Maarten who love our lollies and launched them in their chain of sweet shops throughout Holland.
Rewarded with awards
Our gourmet range has received plenty of critical acclaim. We are currently the proud holders of no less than 8 Great Taste awards
Poptail book is launched
Following the success of our first recipe book, we began working on a follow-up, a grown-up collection of alcoholic ice pops.
A Korean adventure
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.
Independent stockist expansion
Launched into over 200 new stores within London
Ice Kitchen confirms partnership with Hotel Chocolat to launch the first white-label gourmet ice lolly Chocolate experience
The worlds first Christmas Pudding Ice Lolly
The launch of the new festive collection exclusive to Ocado. An immersive, tastebud tingling experience for the celebratory period.
Flavour development & chocolate dipping
The launch of 4 new flavours into the core range including 2 ultra-premium chocolate-dipped options.