Perfection is all the little things done well with love”

                         - Janine Van Zyl (Owner/producer of Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream)


This is the core of Cold Gold's mission statement: producing the perfect product with loads of love.

Creator, owner and producer Janine's homemade ice cream and sorbet creations are all natural and delicious with absolutely no chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavourings, artificial colourings or stabilizers.

Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream was launched in November 2011 by qualified chef, Janine Van Zyl. Janine obtained the Grande Diploma in Culinary Studies and Wine from the Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Pretoria with distinction and  worked at the Mount Nelson- and Twelve Apostles – Hotels with highly respected chefs Rudi Liebenberg and Henrico Grobbelaar respectively. The culinary genius of these mentors fuelled her passion and love for the culinary world and still inspires her to new creative heights.

Janine identified a need for an ice cream that is 100% natural, free of preservatives, chemicals and artificial additives. So she took the best natural ingredients available, added a bit of passion, a dash of perfection, a tablespoon of dedication and a big chunk of love, and started producing artisan ice creams and sorbets from her small flat - and Cold Gold was born.

She initially started selling Cold Gold at markets and when chefs and connoisseurs got to know the product her market grew to include restaurants and deli’s. Pretty soon the business outgrew the flat and Cold Gold HQ opened its doors at Bosman’s Crossing in Stellenbosch in September 2012. Exquisite pots (or cones) of gold can now be obtained and enjoyed at HQ all week.

With the business growing it became impossible for Janine to do everything from fetching milk and eggs at farms, picking cherries and strawberries, making ice cream, packing and deliveries to cleaning, marketing and bookkeeping by herself. She therefore went to great lengths to train friendly, efficient staff that are as passionate about her product as she is. Contact Janine to create memories with any (or many) of our more than 500 flavours. All the creations can be adapted to suit specific dietary requirements or preferences.