Ice cream makers are pushing to create ice cream that can be made at home using ingredients found in the homes of their customers.
Kwality Ice Cream and Gelato, which are based in the US, said on Monday that it was exploring the possibility of selling its products in the United Kingdom.
It will also expand its US operations, according to the firm’s chief executive, David Zwieringa.
The move comes after the ice cream company, which was founded by a German father-and-son team in 2011, won a £200,000 grant from the National Lottery.
Zwiestinga told the BBC it was not clear when he would make the move, but the ice creams would be made in a “home kitchen” rather than a production line.
“I think it’s important to give customers the choice to go out and buy the products that they want, rather than going through the hassle of finding out the ingredients,” he said.
KWality Ice and Gelatory had already launched its first ice cream product in the UK last year.
It was a “very limited run” called KWLF, but sales were brisk and sales were good enough to warrant a second run, Zwistinga said.
He said the company had been selling ice cream to consumers since 2011.
“We know there is a lot of interest in the ice brand and we are keen to be part of that,” he added.
“But it will take time, so we will see how the ice product takes off.”
KWlF was made from a blend of milk, cream, sugar and honey, and was available in flavours like Raspberry, Peach, Apple and Apple Pie.
It had been launched at a time when consumers were looking for new flavours, he said, adding that the first product was sold out within 24 hours.
The firm’s first US run was last year and it has sold some of its products since then, but Zwizinga said he was unsure how many of the UK customers would be able to return to their homes for another run.
“It’s something we’re not sure if there will be demand, but we’re looking at it,” he told the Radio Times.