Making People Smile Since 1973
Brothers Ice Cream is all about bringing the carefree vibes of 70’s California surf culture to the present. Our products are made with real California milk, modern flavors, and are fortified with pure nostalgia.
When Brothers opened up the early 70’s, SoCal was a different place. Traffic was lighter, agriculture was everywhere and the internet didn’t exist. Our memories tell us it was a simpler time. The Beach Boys, The Doors and T. Rex were blaring while we were camping, sailing, surfing, and skating. With all this nostalgia in mind, we wanted to update our product line to pay homage to our past yet raise the bar in quality. It’s about simple flavors, classic combos and the best ALL NATURAL ingredients we can find. Whether you go for our bonbons, our organic fruit bars, our ice cream sandwiches or any of our other frozen novelties you can be sure they will be delish and give you all the feels.
Find out where you can buy brothers Ice Cream near you.
In Orange County, CA!
Our mix comes from a local Southern California Dairy and is completely pasteurized.
No. Some of our recipes contain nuts (almond, hazelnut, walnut, pecan nut, macadamia nut, pistachio, etc.). The nut ingredient in these recipes is shown in bold in the list of ingredients. As a precautionary measure, all our products carry the warning “may contain nuts”. Other than these possible traces, the following products do not contain nuts:
Yes, some of our products contain cereals which have gluten in them.
No. While most of our offerings are dairy based, we do offer dairy-free products like our Natural Choice Pints and Bars and Absolute Fruit Sorbet Pints.
Yes, all our ice cream recipes contain egg yolk which is used as a natural emulsifier.
We care deeply about customer service, the quality of our products, and regulatory compliance.
Brothers International Desserts Inc. is a third party audited facility, participating in annual Silliker/Merieux Nutrisciences Good Manufacturing Practices/Food Safety Systems audits. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality, GMP’s and food safety. Our facility meets the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements as outlined in 21 CFR Part 117 Subpart B. We are registered with FDA per the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 and we are in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations as finalized and published by the FDA. We have Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans for all classes of items we produce, Food Defense, Recall/Traceability, Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program, Allergen Control, Pest Control, and Sanitation Procedures (SOP’s/SSOP’s) in place for our facility and all of our products. We have also developed and implemented our Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food plans for all classes of products we offer.
Brothers International Desserts is also inspected and audited quarterly by the USDA/State of California Department of Food and Agriculture Animal Health and Food Safety Services- Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch, as well as having year-round audits by certain customers and other third parties (Silliker, OTCO, SAI Global). We are a California State Certified Food Processor and Organic Food Processor. Our facility and selected products are certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Our facility and selected products are also Kosher certified through Kof-K Kosher Supervision.
This is the result of what we call “temperature abuse.” This happens when a frozen dessert melts and is refrozen, sometimes more than once. We maintain strict temperature control over our products while they are at our manufacturing facility, but after our products are shipped, we have limited control over how they are treated. Shipping companies, distributors, and retail stores may not take as good care of our products as we wish and sometimes they allow the frozen dessert to thaw before placing it in a freezer or refrigerated storage environme
Please contact our customer service department.
Our quality management department ensures strict traceability and requires us to document and provide information about the raw ingredients we use and our finished products, as a matter of course.
We buy all our raw ingredients and packaging materials from accredited suppliers. As well as regular quality controls performed on deliveries received at the factory, we have designed a program to monitor contaminants and other parameters depending on the type of product concerned, in order to guarantee a premium quality product. The parameters of this monitoring program are reviewed every year by food specialists and adjusted to accommodate recent issues within the food industry.
The main ingredient of our ice cream is cream. All our ingredients and food additives come from well-known sources (plants, animals, minerals, micro-organisms) and are obtained using physical, enzyme and/or microbiological processes.
Fruit or vegetable concentrates and/or extracts are used for coloring. We do not use artificial coloring.
Our ice creams do not contain any colorings or artificial additives like mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids.
Not at this time
Yes, we are certified through Kof-K Kosher Supervision.
We use food grade carrageenans, derived from red seaweed, that are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties, especially in dairy products. We use it in our ice cream to give it that smooth consistency you know and love.
Vegans (who don’t eat dairy products, eggs or any other animal products) cannot eat our products.
Lacto-ovo-vegetarians (who eat dairy products and eggs but not meat or fish) can eat our products. Our products do contain some ingredients which come from animals: our ice creams contain cream, dairy products and egg yolk. Our manufacturing plant is free from pork and derivative products. Our products do not contain meat or poultry.
Lacto-vegetarians (who eat dairy products but not eggs) cannot eat our ice creams. This is because all our ice creams contain egg yolk.
Ovo-vegetarians (who eat eggs but not dairy products) cannot eat our products.
No. Our philosophy is to choose natural ingredients with the greatest care, selecting authentic ingredients where possible.
We’re sweet like sugar! (and so is our ice cream.) All our ice creams are made with sugar.
We’re working on this one. Soon you will be able to enjoy our delicious Brothers Ice Cream through the convenience of door to door shipping. Stay tuned!
We will soon, promise!