Entrepreneur brings principals of engineering to ice cream


Even hours before Red Bicycle Ice Cream opens for the day, the kitchen is still busy. Ed Mehnert can be found making batch after batch of ice cream and experimenting with different flavors. It is something this retired engineer takes pride in and does with great precision. 

“It is a process, add the ingredients and try to produce the highest quality product in the machine.” says Mehnert 

After retiring early from his job as an engineer with the State of Illinois, Mehnert decided to open Red Bicycle. It is a store where he has he has a lot of freedom to be creative. His creativity shows through in the unique flavor creations he comes up with, often using local ingredients to make them. 

To learn more about Red Bicycle Ice Cream, you can visit their website.  

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