About Us

St. Clair Ice Cream is a specialty ice cream and sorbet dessert supplier located in Norwalk, CT. The company was founded in 1987 to carry on the artisanal tradition of hand molded frozen desserts. Our unique process is reminiscent of a time when ice cream wasn’t just served, it was presented.

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Today, St. Clair Ice Cream offers its 40 fruit, flower and specialty shapes in 17 ice cream and kosher sorbet flavors to wholesalers and consumers nationwide. St. Clair desserts are offered by some of the finest restaurants, hotels and caterers in the U.S. And of course, no wedding is complete without them.

A Brief History

Molded, hand-crafted frozen desserts graced the tables of royalty for centuries. In the Victorian era, household servants would use pewter molds to produce ice cream desserts in the shape of swans, flowers, birds, and even vegetable bouquets.

Molded ice cream desserts remained popular through the early part of the Twentieth Century, when local dairies would produce delicacies similar to what we now offer.

During The Great Depression, the practice of molding ice cream began to wane. By the middle of the Twentieth Century, makers of molded ice cream were hard to find. One such shop remained on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto, Canada. Its desserts were a childhood favorite of our founder, Barbara Zernike, and the inspiration for what we do today.

 

Wholesale Info: Please call us directly at 203-853-4774 or email our staff.

 

 

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