Dutch Monarch - Stories Worth Telling




Dutch Monarch

Take Your Ice Cream Home In Your Pocket


This gluten-free, sugar-free ice cream mix is truly unique. It's shelf-stable, easy to make, low in carbohydrates, and all-natural. Just add cream, whip it up, and freeze it. It's a healthy option for people on a wide variety of diets and a must-carry for any health food retailer - your shopper community will be buzzing about this natural product line!



Dutch Monarch - Fast Facts

Your name:  Catherine Van Essen


Year the company was started:  2010


Where are the products made: Stony Lake, Ontario


What is the ‘key ingredient’ that makes your product line special? 





Interview with Catherine Van Essen, President of Dutch Monarch

LCG Foods sat down with Dutch Monarch's president, Catherine Van Essen and asked her some questions to better understand the brand's vision, core values, and other topics that we thought potential retail partners would want to know.


What motivated you to start your company and create the products that we see today? 

I am the sole owner of a secret recipe for a delicious homemade ice cream concocted many years ago by my husband’s “Oom Bep” in Holland. I began making and sharing it with others so they could also enjoy this delicious, superior treat. Eventually, I realized a large portion of our population, such as diabetics, people on special diets, or lactose intolerant, etc., were restricted from enjoying the deliciousness of this treat. This fact motivated me to experiment with natural sweeteners in the recipe to help meet this need. I am delighted to say a lot more people now have the freedom to enjoy this decadent dessert.


What are your company’s core values?

Faith, Family, Integrity, and Service.


If you could tell a retailer three things about what makes your brand different, what would they be?

1. One of a kind and easy to make.

2. The taste of delicious, old fashioned, homemade goodness.

3. All natural with no chemicals or preservatives.


What are some of the challenges that you’ve overcome to bring your business to its current state?

Keeping the authentic taste and texture of our original recipe while meeting people's needs with special dietary needs was a challenge we faced and triumphantly overcame.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Interacting with my husband, my children, and my grandchildren is what I enjoy the most during any time of any day. In addition to that, I find gardening very satisfying.


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Why LCG Foods?

If you own or manage a health food store, you know it’s hard work to maintain a successful business. From developing customer loyalty, to managing costs, to staying competitive with the big grocery store down the street, we get that you want your suppliers to work as hard as you do.


At LCG Foods Distribution, we carefully curate a lean wholesale catalog of only the hottest natural food products, with new product launches every few weeks. Whether your store values organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, or keto, we have the products your customers are looking for, before they know they’re looking for them.


We offer straightforward, no-nonsense pricing, and ordering can be done easily online, by email, or over the phone with your account manager. All orders are processed on-demand from our distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, with Canada-wide service.


Get started today by learning more about Dutch Monarch ice cream mixes or take a look at our full product offering, then, if you'd like to explore wholesale pricing for your business, simply complete the form below and an LCG Foods representative will get in touch with you within 2-4 hours during the work week.


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