"I wanted a better pint. So I made it myself." 

After years of buying a pint a night from my local bodega in New York City, I was left increasingly unsatisfied. Pints had shrunk, the ice cream was no longer natural, and flavors were not exciting anymore.

So I took matters into my own hands. In the summer of 2009, I bought a small home ice cream machine, got in touch with local farms, and started crafting my "dream 'screams" – ice cream flavors that I had only dreamed about. Like any good secret, word got out. Stories were published, a waitlist sprang up, and I quickly realized I wasn’t the only one who wanted a better pint.

MilkMade officially launched a few months later, in December of 2009, pioneering the New York food movement, defining the craft ice cream market, and building the first model for food subscription services. With the help of the Milkmaids, I slowly grew the Membership, expanding our ice cream delivery neighborhood by neighborhood in NYC, and now serving thousands of Members across the country.

I sincerely hope you enjoy our 'scream. 


Diana Hardeman