Behold! Bikes MAKING Ice Cream!

Written by Boston Biker on Apr 30

I am not sure the world can get much better than this…

Now there’s a Los Angeles-based business that sells only pedal-churned ice cream.

After getting a year-long rolling start with a mobile unit, Peddler’s Creamery has just opened a storefront outlet in downtown L.A., where they’re dishing out frozen goodies that are not only made from organic ingredients, but are also processed entirely by human power.

It might sound impractical at first, but according to owner Edward Belden, it only takes about 3-4 miles of pedaling (aboard an old Schwinn bike mounted on rollers) to freeze a 5-gallon batch of Mexican chocolate ice cream, salted caramel non-dairy vegan dessert, or strawberry-basil sorbet. If you’re going at a decent clip, that’ll take about 15 minutes. Belden says it’s no problem, for now, to keep his freezers stocked.

AMAZING! Read the rest here. Also can we get one of these around here, please please please!

Thanks John for the tip.


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2 Responses to “Behold! Bikes MAKING Ice Cream!”

  1. By LGBBQWTF on Apr 30, 2013 | Reply

    Hello, greenwashing.

    The power required to keep the ice cream frozen is FAR GREATER than the power required to churn it.

  2. By John_on_Central on May 1, 2013 | Reply

    Well of course, the power of refrigeration is a huge cost, but that is not going away any time soon. Lets reduce where we can, and in this case it seems to be the actual making of the product. Just Soap in Somerville churns their soap via bicycle but since they ship all over the place via UPS it clearly must not count. I am all for pointing out greenwashing, but lets be realistic on the limitations here (no bicycle powered refrigerators yet!)

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