South Boston, MA 617-269-1009
Who are we?
We are a relatively new brand of Superpremium frozen desserts and related products (since 2009), owned by Marc "Coop" Cooper. For over 30 years, Marc has been producing superpremium ice cream - most of the time under the Herrell's brand when he received Best of BOSTON awards 12 times. Marc has developed a product line with the goal of winning the hearts and minds of true ice cream and toppings afficionados in the sophisticated Boston area market.
COOP's and Marc Cooper were featured in the Ice Cream Issue of BOSTON Magazine with special emphasis on our Salted Caramel and OMFG Chocolate Ice Creams as well as our amazing Hot Fudge. COOP's came out on top of all of the major ice cream purveyors in the local area at the Sugarbomber-produced Ice Cream Showdown in Somerville. The Food Editors of the New York Times chose COOP's Ice Cream as a Foodie Pick. Our all natural Hot Fudge was featured in a recent Improper Bostonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, BOSTON Magazine, and the local ABC TV affiliate - Channel 5 - featured COOP's on its Chronicle show. Coop's Handmade Hot Fudge is a winner of a coveted sofi™ award by the Specialty Food Association - presented June 30, 2014 at the New York Fancy Food Show. Coop's Handmade Salted Caramel also won a sofi™award - presented June 29, 2015 for best Dessert Topping or Syrup and was featured on the TODAY show July 24, 2015.
Who is Marc "Coop" Cooper?
Once upon a time, Marc was an Electrical Engineer and Hospital Administrator who decided to learn how to make ice cream from the guru, Steve Herrell. Marc operated two retail ice cream shops. His separate commissary produced frozen desserts for restaurants, caterers and other ice cream shops. With the advent of COOP's MicroCreamery®, Marc has developed recipes and techniques using the latest ingredient innovations along with the promise of no artificial flavorings or colorings.
Over the years, Marc has
What's in our products?
We use only the finest ingredients available to make the best Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Vegan Frozen Desserts we can. Our very rich ice cream has very little air content (unlike most store brands which can be half air). All of our flavorings are pure and natural. For Banana, for example, we use real bananas. Our Hot Fudge and Salted Caramel sauces are also made from "scratch" with natural ingredients and using local dairies. Whether you're passionate about ice cream or frozen yogurt, a chocoholic (OMFG Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Fudge), a coffeeholic (Espresso Ice Cream), or vegan, Coop's has something for you.
Where can you find our Products?
Our frozen products are available in Massachusetts. They are available by the scoop at:
BerryLine (2 shops) in Cambridge, Coolidge Corner Cinema, and others. You may see our handpacked quarts and pints, Hot Fudge and Salted Caramel sauces in area specialty stores such as Berman's Wine and Spirits in Lexington, Russo's in Watertown, Formaggio and others. Locally, Shaws/Star Markets, Whole Foods, Wegman's, and Roche Brothers carry COOP's Handmade Hot Fudge and Salted Caramel. Many gourmet shops and country stores around the U.S. carry both COOP's Handmade Hot Fudge (Original and VEGAN varieties), Salted Caramel, and Cocoa Felice hot chocolate mix. The "Where to Buy" tab above will take you to the listing of the many retail locations for our products.
For more information about our products, please call 617-269-1009.
Just for fun - some of the celebrities who have had Ice Cream products made by "Coop" in stores or at events:
Boston Mayors Ray Flynn and Tom Menino; US Rep. Joe Kennedy; Mass. Treasurer Steve Grossman; Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci, Mass. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy; Senator Elizabeth Warren, NE Patriots players Andre Tippett and Garin Veris; Patriot owners Bob and Jonathan Kraft; Celtic players Danny Ainge and Henry Finkel; Red Sox players Roger Clemens, Steve Lyons and Dom Dimaggio; TV personality Tom Bergeron; Radio personalities Robert J. Lurtsema, Charles Laquidara and Ken Shelton; Musicians Sleepy LaBeef and the RAMONES (yes, the whole band); Fictional mystery heroine Carlotta Carlyle; Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart; Chefs Julia Child and Andrew Zimmern; Restaurateur Roger Berkowitz of Legal Seafoods, The Donald, and many, many more.
Testimonials From Customers:
wanted to tell you my husband, kids and I are BIG fans of your homemade ice cream. We just bought 4 flavors at Berman's. We've been fanatic peppermint ice cream hot fudge people for a long time.
Yippeeeeeee!!!! You just made my day. I LOVE your product!!!
Katy, Arlington MA