BRICS is the fulfillment of a vision of its developers, all life-long Indianapolis residents. There are always 36 flavors available, as well as waffle cones, malts, shakes, and sundaes. The menu also includes cookies, coffees, teas and hot chocolate. Nitro coffee and cold brew is available. For dairy-free patrons, BRICS has options available with a separate vegan-friendly case.
Open year-round, you can cool off in the summer with any tasty treat, and warm up with a coffee or tea next to our cozy fireplace in the winter.
BRICS is located in the historic Monon Railway Station, built over a century ago and originally known as the Broad Ripple Station. While preserving the building’s historic character, BRICS features 21st century conveniences, including Wi-Fi, a water station for filling water bottles, and outdoor seating on a beautifully situated large deck that overlooks the Monon Trail.
For those of you with canines in the family, rest assured that they too can have a free, sweet treat from BRICS!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Kirstie Hayward
- Jennifer and David DuBow
- Nonie and David Vonnegut-Gabovitch
History of Brics
A Bar Mitzvah can be a transformative experience for a young man. He reads from the Torah for the first time. He is officially considered an adult in the Jewish community. He celebrates with family and friends. For a couple of lucky Indy natives, he might also find his future business partner.
“The Davids,” David Vonnegut-Gabovitch and David DuBow met each other at a Bar Mitzvah (they can’t quite remember whose it was) and have been close friends since age 13.
In 2010, they got the chance to establish BRICS, Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station, enriching the community in which they’d grown up and loved for so many years. Located in the original Broad Ripple train station on the Monon trail, BRICS was founded as a two-family venture hoping to provide many Indy families with delicious ice cream, sweet memories, and happy times. Mission Accomplished. Mazel Tov.
The Davids say one of the most rewarding parts of operating BRICS for the past nine years has been watching families grow up. First dates became couples, couples got married, children born, and each year they value being a part of these families and the larger Broad Ripple family. “It’s great to be the place that people are excited to come to; happy to get a treat, enjoy an old building, and be recipients of wonderful service,” says DuBow.
In 2018, Kirstie Hayward joined The Davids as manager and co-owner. Kirstie brings a family history of ice cream parlor experiences to the group. She has been instrumental in growing the business beyond the Broad Ripple location. Her enthusiasm and positive outlook strengthens to BRICS brand!
UNITED DAIRY FARMERS
BRICS is proud to serve United Dairy Farmers (UDF) ice cream. For over 80 years, UDF has been using the very best ingredients to make the very best ice cream. UDF offers over 50 flavors, including seasonal, gluten free and rotating options. Crafting ice cream continues to be their passion.
BRICS is committed to being environmentally friendly and sustainable. All of our sample spoons are metal (saving all those plastic spoons), ice cream is served in glass and ceramic dishes, and water is served in glasses. If you're on the go, we have compostable cups & spoons. We compost and recycle as much as we can and are striving to become a zero waste environment.