Kippy’s! is an all organic, raw, vegan ice cream shop in Venice, California. The ice cream is made from organic coconuts (that they get themselves from Mexico every Thursday) which they grind down into luscious coconut cream, and is sweetened solely with raw honey. Kippy keeps it simple, pure, and honest to achieve the most ridiculous ice cream on the planet. They offer a range of flavors that vary from night to night — following the seasons and local produce.
Kippy, the owner, is just as delightful as you would imagine. She has descended to this Earth with a permanent, sparkling smile and the most killer ice cream that will ever grace your lips. We caught up with Kippy at her shop while we all enjoyed a bowl of ice cream (obviously).
How did you conceptualize Kippy’s?
We started Kippy's because when I changed my diet and there wasnt a dessert that fit my needs! and we all know that if you change your diet and its going to be sustainable....you must have dessert!
What does conscious business mean to you?
Conscious Business means to me, that you might not do everything perfect, but you keep trying, and improving. Conscious Business means that you go beyond what you are told you can do, and you do what's best for you, business, and the planet...no matter what, no matter how small! Remember butterfly wings can make hurricanes!
What inspires you?
Nature inspires me most! It keeps going, buzzing, flowering, it takes a break, it starts off small, and then boom! A bloom comes up, you see a tree grow a bit, and you smell all of nature around you!
Who do you admire?
I admire kids! Kids that say everything that is on their mind. Kids can be honest on how they feel about you, them, and everything around them!
What is your favorite flavor?
My favorite flavor is chocolate, of course...so chiché. I also love sesame and honey together!
Other than Kippy’s, what are your spots in Venice?
My places in Venice are Venice Ale House, Organic Nails and Spa, GTA's, and the Venice Canals! I love walking around the Venice Canals. I love the shop called Trading Closets on Main Street!
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My Tree of Life Necklace I always wear, red lipstick, and my wooden spoon I always carry with me!
What does a perfect day look like to you?
A perfect day for me, is waking up to birds and the sunshine and bird watching, then watering my garden and doing some planting. Going into the ocean for a bit and riding the waves then laying out in the sun. Going for a hike....and taking a nap afterwards! Waking up to make dinner and a fire and having all my friends over!
What is the future of Kippy’s?
The future of Kippys is that we will be the most well known spot in LA to come for the best most awesomeness ice cream experience!
What is your favorite memory from the ice cream shop?
One of my favorite moments in the ice cream shop is.... there was a little girl who came to the ice cream shop often, and she made a doll and named it Max... who usually helped her in the shop, and told me she plays Kippy's Ice Cream Shop game at home and Max is her doll!
This is is one of the best jobs in the world! I make ice cream, taste ice cream, and kids love me! We make it with a lot of love and thought, and its the healthiest ice cream out there. Go and enjoy. Do things with love, and change the world!
Tel: (310) 399-4871