Mark and Rose Miller could have easily have gone into seclusion when their son Colton died in 2012. But like many grieving parents, they wanted to find a way to keep his memory alive. It was important, they realized, for families to spend time together, for parents to hear the innocent laughter of their children enjoying life. Rose and Mark were struck by inspiration and in an instant they realized how they could memorialize Colton while promoting family time.
The Millers met with a supplier of frozen yogurt, Honey Hills Farms, and the journey began. A short three years later, Twisted Cow is a sought-after special place for families to hang out on the weekends, offering self-serve frozen treats like yogurt, frozen custard, Italian ice, sorbet and Gelato in fifteen flavors. Coffee is complementary with any purchase. They have coffee by the half pound and full pound ready to be grinded to suit their patrons home or office coffee maker. They also sell hot tea, hot chocolate and Chai tea, an energizing Asian tea popular at coffee shops. Twisted Cow isn't the typical "one scoop on a cone" yogurt shop. Customers pick their favorite flavors (sampling the ice cream might be a necessity!) and fill their bowls with as much creamy, indulgent goodness as they want. Then they add the toppings.
In its short existence, Twisted Cow has become an Elkhart staple. Part of it has to do with the friendly service and generous, mouth-watering selections. But the company also stays involved in the community by doing a lot of fund-raising for local schools and nonprofit businesses. This helps to keep them active in their community and on top of what their customers want.
The Millers know the value of their shop and of the customers who choose to visit. Rose and Mark plan to put as much time into the business as they need to guarantee that their customers have a friendly experience with the best possible product.