For all those people out there who love the idea of gorgeous artisan ice cream, but cannot eat dairy produce, help is at hand. YoCoco, an exciting new artisan dairy free ice cream is tantalising tastebuds in South Africa with fabulous flavour combinations and taste sensations.

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What does your company do?

At YoCoco, we make delicious dairy free ice cream using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

What inspired you to start your company?

I was on a spiritual journey to find my purpose which I know is to serve love and at the same time I wanted to become a vegan and I realized there was no ice cream on the market that is dairy free that I could enjoy.

Why should anyone use your service or product?

My ice cream products are dairy free, hand made, and each flavour is designed according to a chakra - it is intentional and made with love.

Tell us a little about your team

At the moment I am handling everything from marketing to production, however I do want to add fun, creative and ice cream loving people to the team.

Share a little about your entrepreneurial journey. And, do you come from an entrepreneurial background?

I have a background in television writing and post production. My parents have been involved in business since they were young as a way to feed their families. When I was growing up I got to see my parents start businesses and also close them.

What are your future plans and aspirations for your company?

I see my company being able to run itself with an efficient happy team. My future plan is to expand out of Johannesburg and be the ‘go-to’ dairyfree ice cream brand in the country.

What gives you the most satisfaction being an entrepreneur?

When I see my product make someone happy, the fact that I made it myself and it has a direct impact on someone else makes my heart so warm.

What's the biggest piece of advice you can give to other women looking to start-up?

Just start exactly where you are. Your business is not going to start at the big picture you see in your mind, you need to build it with what you have right now, and the rest will follow.

Source: Lionesses Of Africa