In 1997, Erlé LaBounty began making truffles and chocolate covered pralines out of his grandfather's farmhouse, on a dairy farm in Randolph, VT. For the next 18 years, we were Farmhouse Truffles. In 2015, we became Farmhouse Chocolates + Ice Cream. While chocolate keeps us busy in the cooler months, now handcrafted ice creams and sorbets, crafted by Eliza (Erlé's wife), keep us just as busy in the warm months. Our passion is now our livelihood, all year round. It's a beautiful thing!
We're very proud of our newest product line. We use organic milk, delicious heavy cream from a nearby family-run dairy, and farm-fresh eggs, all from Addison County, Vermont, where we live and work; and only the finest flavorings (fresh, often wild, mint; organic, fair trade chocolate; whole vanilla beans, hand burnt caramel, and organic and/or local produce).
Our ice cream is around 14% butterfat, with less air churned in than most premium ice creams, offering the perfect level of richness, blissfully joining clean bold flavors to an underlying creaminess. So you get more of the good stuff, and none of the rest!
Currently, our ice creams and sorbets are available exclusively in these places:
1) At the farmers' markets (in Vermont) we will attend from May through October, 2017:
~Burlington Farmers' Market: City Hall Park (downtown), every Saturday, May 13 - October 28, 2016, 8:30am-2pm.
~Stowe Farmers' Market: the green behind the Red Barn shops, every Sunday, May 21 - October 15, 2016, 10:30am-3pm.
3) Through our CSA-style Community Supported Ice Cream (CSI for fun!), with pick up of your shares available in Bristol and Burlington, VT.
For more information on our CSI, please read about shares and pricing, and feel free to sign up right here!
We plan to sell a limited selection of our ice creams and sorbets in pints at retail outlets throughout Vermont by July 2017. If you are interested in stocking or distributing our pints, please get in touch!
4) Bristol Bakery in Hinesburg, VT proudly scoops our ice creams and sorbets during warmer months.
5) American Flatbread, Middlebury Hearth serves our ice creams on their dessert menu, year round.
Allergen information: As with our chocolates, though we are vigilant about preventing cross-contamination, we lovingly craft our products in a kitchen that may handle nuts, eggs, and dairy.
ice cream meant to be savored.