National Ice Cream Mix Association


The National Ice Cream Mix Association (NICMA), established in 1945, is a nonprofit trade association representing the manufacturing ice cream mix, soft serve frozen dessert mix and shake mix industry. NICMA represents member companies across the United States who share a common interest in the soft serve mix industry and uses its resources to foster and promote the general interests of its membership and the soft serve mix industry. The association aims to:

  • Promote the interest of the ice cream mix, soft serve mix and shake industry and increase the use of the same through cooperation among the various factors in this industry in the matter of standards, research and public education.
  • Act as a clearinghouse to exchange ideas that benefit the industry and the public.
  • Keep members informed of legislative proposals or actions concerning this industry and of research or other new developments relevant to the industry.
  • Act as the industry’s voice in all matters connected with public relations or cooperation with governmental agencies.


Annual Meeting and Convention

NICMA’s Annual Meeting & Convention is held every January in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It offers members and non-members the opportunity to network with others who share a common interest in supporting the ice cream mix industry. Industry speakers share their knowledge and expertise on topics that are current and relevant to the ice cream mix industry, including economic, legislative, and regulatory issues.

The 2024 NICMA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held Jan. 14 – 17 at the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club. Contact Pat Koch ( for more information.

Board of Directors

Scott Nicholas, President – Taylor Company

Brett Tanttu, Vice President – Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Joe Gomoll, Secretary and Treasurer – Meadowvale, Inc.

David Catalana, Past President – Cumberland Dairy, Inc.

Craig Colonno – Anderson Erickson Dairy

Dean Angott – C.F. Burger Creamery

Pat Galloway – Classic Mix Partners

Tony Coryn – Dairy-Mix, Inc.

Bob Kmetz – Prairie Farms Dairy

Donald Tiller III – Tiller Foods Inc/Southeast Dairy Processors, Inc.

Randy Carr – Turner Dairy Farms

Jack Hoops – Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Kevin Harrah – Corbion

Kevin Griffin – Liquibox


NICMA members are encouraged to become actively engaged in the association’s activities. As a result of these collective efforts, NICMA continues to be a united organization serving the best interests of the ice cream mix industry.

Interested in becoming a member of NICMA? Complete one of the following applications:

Please contact us at 703-243-6111 with any questions or for more information about NICMA.