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Bears Ice Cream Imaginarium

TASTE OF KENT AWARD WINNER 2024. Creative ice cream flavours, made from natural ingredients in the Garden of England.

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We are a family owned, creative ice creamery pushing the boundaries of ice cream making to bring you joy and happiness through delicious ice cream creations.

Bears Ice Cream Imaginarium was founded by the couple Phil Harrison and Vera Thordardottir in London in 2016. Noting a lack of high-quality soft-serve ice cream in the capital and inspired by the ice cream culture in Vera’s home country, Iceland, the couple created an ice cream parlour brimming with creativity in ice cream making. Innovation is at the heart of the store, which serves completely unique ice cream recipes designed by award-winning chef Phil but also allows customers to get creative by mixing their own ice cream combos.

In 2019, Bears launched its creative scoop ice cream menu, all personally developed and made by Phil from the highest quality ingredients. Not unlike a dish in a high-quality restaurant, the flavors are a symphony of taste notes and textures, all harmonized to provide a unique taste experience. With flavors such as Celeriac, Miso and Pecan ice cream, Blueberry, Lavender, Meringue Swirl ice cream, and Beetroot, Raspberry and Wasabi Sorbet, all the flavors are completely unique. There is also an exciting twist on classic ice cream flavors such as Chocolate Everything and Salted Caramel Version 6. The ice creams quickly became a cult hit and have been featured on the menu at select partners like Hilton Hotel Chelsea, Soho House Festival, and Covent Garden Ice Cream Festival, to name a few.

In 2022, Vera and Phil relocated with their family from London to Whitstable, Kent. After discovering all the incredible produce that the county has to offer, they quickly made the decision to relocate Bears Ice Cream production as well and start fulfilling their long-standing dream of shortening their supply chain and making their ice cream farm to tub. Bears Ice Cream Imaginarium ice cream parlour and kitchen opened in Whitstable in June 2023 and has been welcomed by locals and tourists alike. The shop based on Whitstable High Street and is open all year round.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Wholesale Catalogue, showcasing a variety of exciting and creative ice cream flavors, perfect for your restaurant menu, events, or retail offerings.

Awards & Accreditations

These are some of our recent awards and accreditations

Great Taste 2019 1 Star