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We are proud to use Fairtrade ingredients from Africa and local farms!

Some ice cream ingredients include raw unsweetened Ghanaian cocoa powder, Madagascar vanilla beans, fresh fruit and dairy products from local farms.

Why Us?

Kente Cones is an award-winning Afro-American inspired ice cream store that features homemade flavors

Pop-up Ice Cream Shop

Our menu features homemade flavors with certified fairtrade ingredients such as organic Ghanaian cocoa powder, handmade Madagascar vanilla beans and more!

Alcohol-Infused Flavors

We also use Black-owned alcoholic brands for our alcohol-infused flavors such as D'usse, Deleon tequila, Black Girl Magic rose and more!

African-Inspired Hot Beverages

We can't forget about our organic Ethiopian coffee, hot Ghanaian cocoa, and a variety of herbal teas for those who want a hot beverage!

Kente Cones

Our Story

Ashley Marrero and Charles Asante are the founders of Kente Cones LLC. Ashley and Charles are from Brooklyn, NY and have been best friends since they met on the first day of high school.

Charles came up with the amazing business idea of Kente Cones and shared it with Ashley in 2020. She fell in love with the idea and they agreed to partner on the road of entrepreneurship and add a cultural flavor to the ice cream business!

Our African Roots

Ashley is Afro-Latina with roots from Puerto Rico and Nigeria and Charles is Ghanaian and Afro-American.

Together they've combined their creative abilities, talents and skills to manifest Kente Cones LLC. Their goal is to bring high quality desserts to communities and a great appreciation for our cultural contributions and Black Excellence.

Some of our partners and clients include

Our Partnerships



August 2022

Deliciously balanced flavors! More! We want more!!

M. Molina

January 2023

A deliciously slice of ice cream heaven


January 2023

I love the authenticity and the ice cream


February 2023

We loved The great service and fun flavors!


February 2023

Some of the best tasting ice cream I’ve ever tasted, fresh and creamy. I went back four times to try the different flavors! It’s the best ice cream and my friends thought the same thing, excellent!


February 2023

Love my Tequila Sunrise Pop!


July 2022

The best flavors I’ve ever tasted and it’s black owned!! 5 stars

M. Elliot

February 2023

The pineapple sorbet was everything and the sunrise pops, keep going!


July 2022


What Our Clients Are Saying

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