David Friesen

I started Betty Rae’s Ice Cream in 2016 with my wife Mary Nguyen, 10 years after we both worked in the same ice cream parlor in college. After the ice cream job I baked bread and pastry, and worked in a lot of small food spots. Betty Rae’s is named after my grandmother, and we signed our first lease the same week we had our first child. In three years we added an ice cream truck, another baby, and another shop in KC’s River Market area. No matter how much hard work was involved, seeing so many happy people & families made it all worth it, and we’re honored to serve KC, and help events & organizations like Comida, who do so much. 

–David Friesen