Bupe Mulenga

Owner, Stephens Southern Delights

Here at Stephens Southern Delights, we are creating an experience rich with culture, nostalgia, and clean ingredients that evoke memorable moments and assist with sharing our love for ice cream! Stephens Southern Delights provides premium ice cream and gourmet frozen dairy desserts in an array of traditional southern dessert flavors, while uniquely addressing the concerns of those with food allergies/sensitivities and alternative diet lifestyles.

Thanks to the Coalition to Back Black Businesses grant, we have been able to do an array of things that have all helped to generate income, educate our staff so that we could streamline our processes that are in place as standard operating procedures, and empower us to become competitive in the ice cream arena. We were able to start our website to build our brand and extend our reach in our online presence. We created a professional video showcasing our crowdfunding campaign that raised $5,600 in two months. We were also able to attend an accelerated ice cream course at Pennsylvania State College of Food Science to ensure that we are abiding by the law in our practices but also perfecting our products and learning how we can introduce complimentary products that are cost effective.

Additionally, the coaching support that we have received from the Ureeka platform has been phenomenal! It is unmatched. That in and of itself supplied so much encouragement, support, and reassurance that although we dream big, we can definitely achieve what we set out to do.

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