In 2004, trained chef Lisa Herlinger discovered an artisan ice cream treat void in Portland, Oregon. Her solution? Fill it with unapologetically indulgent ice cream sandwiches. Still working as a chef by day, Lisa spent countless late nights churning out batch after batch of cookies and ice cream varieties until she found the absolute perfectly paired combinations…and Ruby Jewel was born!
Lisa sold the first Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Sandwich at the Portland’s Farmers Market and the treats quickly garnered an enthusiastic loyal following. While Ruby Jewel has received attention on The Food Network™ and other national media, all Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches are still crafted in our own ice cream factory we call “Spin City.”
As our reputation grew, soon grocery stores, restaurants, colleges, entertainment venues and offices began offering Ruby Jewel. This increased popularity led Lisa and her sister Becky to open Ruby Jewel retail shops in North Portland, Downtown Portland, Southeast Portland and Northwest Portland.
With Ruby Jewel’s culinary and farmers market roots, we are committed to supporting the local community and economy, using only the very best, all-natural ingredients, thoughtfully sourced from farmers and food artisans in the Pacific Northwest.