About Us

Founded in 1973

Brothers is one of the longest running independent ice cream manufacturers in Southern California.

We’re obsessed with ice cream. We live, eat and breath ice cream. We nitpick mouth feel, over run, butterfat percentage, flavor & color profiles, smoothness, and other nerdy ice cream elements. We sweat the details so we can create the best quality ice cream and non dairy frozen desserts on the shelves. And we are proud to share the products of our obsession.


Brothers Desserts is made up of 2 SQF certified ice cream plants, 350 team members, 12 production lines, 70,000 square feet of cold storage, and a whole lot of hard work and pride. Our two factories are located in Southern California and Wisconsin, helping to drive up efficiencies while driving our costs and carbon footprint down. We have generations of ice cream experiences and have made ice cream with just about everyone. We produce classic novelties under the Brothers Ice Cream label which includes BonBons, Premium Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Classic Spumoni, retail “Scrounds” under Schoep’s Ice Cream label, bulk ice cream for foodservice under Schoep’s, organic fruit bars under Natural Choice, incredible sorbets under Absolute Fruit. We take pride in our team, our safety, our products, and our quality.

Thus they pivoted their business model to manufacturing. Initially we wholesaled to restaurants, hotels, caterers, etc. As the years went by we grew our product suite to over 500 products. We became known within small ice cream circles as one of the go-to manufacturers for high quality innovative products.

As our business grew, we expanded to baseball stadiums, super markets, airlines, big box stores etc. This success opened doors to co-packing — where other businesses use our manufacturing factory and team to produce their own products under their own name (without a trace of Brothers branding). This line of business has proven to be very successful as we now co-pack some of the most successful ice cream products in the country, however due to NDAs we are not allowed to disclose which.

In 2020 Brothers Desserts took over operations of Schoep’s Ice Cream in Madison, Wisconsin. The synergy of the two companies was apparent from the beginning. Both companies are heritage brands with strong regional identities with huge growth potentials. We are excited for what the future holds.


Brothers Desserts was created in 1973 by two brothers, Gary and Errol, in Southern California. The Brooklyn born duo came to SoCal with the dream of bringing refreshing Italian Ices to the sunny West Coast via several brick and mortar Brothers Italian Ices Cafés. While the cafés were successful, Gary and Errol saw a larger demand for providing bulk Italian Ices and ice creams to other shops and restaurants.