Interview with Jessica Levison: Founder of Peekaboo Ice Cream!

 

This week, TWEE interviewed Jessica Levison of Peekaboo Ice Cream for our Woman Crush Wednesday Series highlighting woman entrepreneurs and change-makers!


As an entrepreneur, Jessica Levison answered the eternal question:
"How do I get my little ones to eat their veggies?" 

Peekaboo Ice Cream provides one answer: by hiding it!


Tell us about Peekaboo Ice Cream? - What was the “aha” moment?

As any parent of little ones knows, meal times are short, chaotic and messy. Our goal is always a balanced meal but that isn’t always a reality. The CDC reports that only 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 10 children meet federal guidelines for veggie consumption – and more than half of that veggie intake comes from potatoes and tomatoes (that’s french fries and ketchup)! In a desperate attempt to get my own kids to eat veggies, I wondered – “could I make indulgent, organic ice cream that contained organic veggies – but tasted identical to my favorite brand of ice cream?”  Peekaboo Ice Cream – the first and only ice cream with hidden veggies – was born.

Why the switch from being a lawyer to being an ice cream entrepreneur?

I got fired :)

Who/what inspires you the most?

My kids and when they discover new things - when their eyes light up and something clicks for them. I love that. It inspires me and reminds me to see things (challenges, opportunities) with the fresh perspective of a child. 

What is your favourite word?

Serendipity.

What was your favourite toy growing up?

My brothers.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Healing people.

What is your rose and thorn for today?

Our community pool opened up and my kids ran into all of their school friends for the first time in over a year. Then...it drizzled. 

What’s your biggest dream?

Peekaboo becomes a household brand. 

What is your greatest fear?

Health challenges.

What sound or noise do you love?

My kids laughing 

What sound or noise do you hate?

A loud thump in my house - usually means crying/screaming comes next.

What is your motto?

What’s a motto with you? Just kidding. My favorite motto is “breathe in, breathe out, move on.” It’s a Jimmy Buffet lyric.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Optimism and empathy.

Numbers or Letters?

Letters.

Pizza or Burgers?

Chocolate milk.

 

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