We have become fans of BIVE, which stands for Balance + Vitality, which are the two biggest principles of the brand. They want to show people that even with something that’s typically considered as indulgent as ice cream, one can still incorporate it into their diet and feel good about it. BIVE is ice cream with a purpose.
BIVE opened its doors in September 2018 but was in process long before that. Founder Carla Noboa spent over a year perfecting the initial offerings to maximize the benefits of the superfoods while still creating something delicious.
The original flavors were Boost Me Up (Passion Fruit, Collagen, Chia seeds, Coconut water and Amaranth), Soothe Me Up (Valerian root, Toasted coconut, Almond milk, Coconut cream, Dark chocolate chip and Vanilla), Pick Me Up (Dark chocolate, Coconut milk, Coconut cream, Chia seeds and Amaranth),
Keep Me Strong (Echinacea and Soursop), Keep Me Balanced (Strawberries, Goji berries and Vitamin C) and Keep Me Comfy (Peppermint, Aloe vera, Dark chocolate and Oat milk).
Carla comes from a nutrition background and wanted to find a fun way to consume superfoods. As an avid ice cream fan, she kept looking for options that could satisfy a sweet tooth and promote balance + vitality, but most of the “healthy” options available were merely cold and artificially sweet. She set out to create something new: an ice cream with a purpose that used real ingredients from Mother Earth. For her, being connected to nature and being satisfied with what you put in your body was personally fulfilling. She wanted to find a way to help others do the same.
BIVE offers seasonal flavors that currently include: Sexy Butter (Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Cashew Milk, and Maca), which is designed to enhance energy balance hormones, and improve sexual dysfunction.
The seasonal flavors tend to stick around longer than initially planned because customers love them so much! There are a bunch of ideas in the works for fall, come by the shop to see what makes the final cut.
The cones provided at BIVE come from the Konery, which hand rolls all their cones in Brooklyn. BIVE currently offers French Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Matcha, and Lavender, but this lineup will change as new flavors are developped.
For many people, ice cream is comfort food. It's a natural stress reliever by its sheer existence, but then by the time you finish, you sometimes end up feeling sluggish or depressed. BIVE believes ice cream can make you feel good emotionally and physically! They’ve worked hard to find natural and holistic ways to make ice cream an entirely positive experience.