We make ice cream for people who LOVE eating ice cream!
Founded in Wellington in 2011
Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery makes small batch, hand-crafted ice cream using high quality ingredients. Our flavours are inspired by memories from our childhood, adventures to new places, and local treasures.
We set out to make ice cream that embraces the New Zealand spirit - a sense of adventure, nostalgia and pride - and also highlights New Zealand’s top notch dairy and other locally-crafted ingredients.
Our aim is to take you, the ice cream lover, along with us on our journey as we seek out the unexpected and the slightly different. Or as we travel back in time to those moments at the beach, at family celebrations, or when we first stepped foot in a brand new place.
We believe ice cream should be about creating new memories and remembering old ones, challenging ourselves in new ways, and seeking out our inner child.
It's why we throw a dash of sea salt in our Chocolate + Sea Salt. Because, why not?
It's why our coffee ice cream (Ca Phe Da) was inspired by a trip to Vietnam, but was conceived in a coffee roastery here in Wellington.
Or why we like to call Smokey Pokey the “black sheep cousin” of the timeless classic, Hokey Pokey. Every now and then, we need a little dose of naughty.
Thank you for joining us and inspiring us along the way. We always love to hear from you, so give us a shout. In the meantime, grab a spoon and eat good ice cream.
Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery was hatched in 2011, on a dark and stormy night in Wellington. Two Americans both unknown to each other and both living for quite some time in New Zealand, met at a dinner party, each having brought a pint of ice cream to share with the other guests.
They eyed each other suspiciously. They secretly thought to themselves, “my ice cream is surely better”. When it was time for dessert and the spoons were passed out, there was tension all around. But after more than a few bites, and in hindsight, what we like to call “the magic”, the two rivals-turned-friends began tossing around flavour ideas for their very first collaboration.
Armed with chilly bins packed with dry ice, headlamps and hundreds of pots of ice cream, the journey began.
They drove each month, all around Wellington, to deliver their newest creations to those that signed on for the adventure.
All was good for quite some time.
Then one fateful night in 2014, they realised not one more pot of ice cream could be stuffed in the chilly bin. Members were being turned away. Even the headlamps weren't working. It was time for a change.
Today, we make ice cream and ice cream sandwiches (what?!) available to all New Zealanders through many fine food outlets. Although we are a bit bigger now, we haven’t forgotten our roots, the “membership", and what sparked "the magic" on that dark and stormy night.