Tamara Keefe

Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery | Saint Louis, MO

Microcreamery offering uniquely flavored and alcohol-infused ice cream made from scratch.


The Clementine's Creamery storefront.

Company description…

Clementine’s makes its small-batch artisan ice cream using the finest all-natural ingredients, from “cow to cone.” We feature unique, seasonally-inspired “Nice” flavors plus “Naughty” flavors infused with up to 18% alcohol through our trade secret process. We offer online, wholesale and catering services and will open our third and fourth stores this year.

I started my company because…

After a lucrative and successful (but altogether unfulfilling) corporate career, I needed to do something purposeful that I loved. When I was a young girl, ice cream changed my life. It gave me a sense of community and brought me utmost joy and fulfillment.

The impact I want my company to have on the world…

In a world where people are too busy, too stressed and too disconnected, ice cream has the power to bring people together and deliver what I like to call a “15-minute vacation.” I love seeing ice cream smiles on the faces of children (and adults too!), especially when they can share those moments with friends and family.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Surprise and delight guests with the best premium artisan ice cream delivered with legendary hospitality.
  2. Be the best “cow to cone” ice cream in the country.
  3. Achieve $50 million in annual sales, successfully open 50 stores and have my pints on the shelves of 5,000 grocers, all in 10 years.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Brazen and bold!

I #EmbraceAmbition because…

As a woman entrepreneur and sole owner of my business, the biggest bet I have made is on me—and I am all in!

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