we love where we live!
higgles ice cream began as a one woman-owned mobile business in 2011, making small batch ice cream in shared commercial kitchens for farmers' markets, summer events, independent grocers, and restaurants. Jump to the present and higgles is still a one woman-owned business but has grown into a small commercial kitchen and ice cream shop in Breckenridge, Colorado where customers can see the ice cream being made then enjoy their cone while enjoying one of the best views of Breckenridge.
our little factory
it's what's on the inside that counts
Anna Higgins started higgles ice cream after a career in environmental consulting and tromping in the mountain wetlands. All that time, she dreamed of owning an ice cream store where the community would gather, put down their phones, and have a treat together. So she packed her bags and flew to State College, Pennsylvania in the middle of January, to learn the science and business of making ice cream at the famous Penn State Creamery.
After 5 years of many trials and numerous errors for which she is grateful to the patience and smiles of her loyal customers, Anna opened her first brick and mortar on Main Street in Breckenridge. The kitchen/store is 750 square feet where all the space has been designed to be most efficient and cozy. The tall ceilings, skylights, and huge windows facing the ski area, let the bluebird skies of Colorado light up the bright store and make us feel like we are part of the Main Street bustle.
Higgles is based upon the sustainable environmental philosophy where local ingredients, organic where it makes sense, degradable utensils, and beauty in simplicity are considered in every business decision. We are always looking for suggestions and ideas for new products, so bring us your best and we will bring you ours!