Allow me to introduce myself to you; Hello my name is Julie Hurd, the ingenious mastermind behind the enchanting realm of Moo-Over. My journey with Moo-Over commenced from a place of profound adoration for ice cream, although regrettably, ice cream did not reciprocate that affection. This misalignment of culinary desires was the catalyst that ignited the fire of creativity within me.
My earliest memories are painted with the strokes of baking and culinary experimentation, a cherished pastime cultivated during my youth while working side by side with my mother in our kitchen. As life progressed, I embarked on a slightly unconventional path, venturing into the realm of culinary arts later in life. My determination bore fruit in the form of a distinguished chef's certificate, proudly validating my dedication.
Eager to embark on a culinary odyssey that would satiate both my artistic yearnings and my love for ice cream, I envisioned a sanctuary of frozen delights where my imagination could roam free. This dream materialized as the idea for an ice cream shoppe, a haven for my creative aspirations.
I diligently refined my expertise through immersive experiences, including learning under the tutelage of a revered French Pastry Chef whose specialization lay in the realm of Gluten-Free delicacies. These lessons not only added layers to my culinary repertoire but also steeled my commitment to catering to diverse dietary needs.
My involvement in the process is all-encompassing; every recipe that graces Moo-Over's menu is a product of my passion and ingenuity. My ultimate aspiration is to enable everyone, regardless of allergies or restrictions, to revel in the joy of desserts.
Upon inaugurating the shoppe in Columbia City, fate led me to a fellow business owner who voiced a pressing need for gluten-free options within the area. At that time, such options were scarce or nonexistent. Fast forward to today, Moo-Over stands as a haven for those seeking gluten-, dairy-, egg-, and peanut-free offerings.
The chapters of my life span multiple landscapes, from my origins in Bend, Oregon, to Anacortes, Washington, then to the tropical embrace of Kihei, Hawaii. Fate then carried me to Southern California, where love blossomed and eventually led me to the heart of Indiana, my husband's homeland. Columbia City, with its quaint charm, resonates deeply with the small towns that have woven their threads into the tapestry of my life.
Moo-Over is a plant-based ice crème shop tailored to those who are dairy sensitive, have food allergens, or are following a healthier approach to eating. We also cater to ones who want to go out with family and create new memories of eating plant-based sundaes, soft-serve shakes, tumbleweeds, and old-fashioned hand-dipped ice crème, along with all gluten-free desserts that accompany ice crème.
We make our desserts with natural and organic ingredients that are good for you with no highly processed additives. We locally source our ingredients, supporting local farms with non-GMO and a completely gluten-free kitchen. Our belief is that anyone should be able to have dessert. We build our bases from scratch; we do not use a pre-made base> We offer two sugar free options as well as 3 nut free options.
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