• We manufacture everything we sell.  We are an all natural company, making ice cream without the use of artificial flavors or colors or high fructose corn syrup. Our ice cream, fudge, italian ice, slushies, baked goods are all produced by us and are all natural.

  • We use our own proprietary flavors, which took us years to create.  This is harder than it sounds, and means you will not be able to taste our coffee, our mint, our black raspberry, etc. anywhere else. 

  • We use a high butterfat. butterfat is the ratio of fat to other products in the ice cream, and it is what makes ice cream taste, well, creamy.  It is expensive to have a high butterfat, especially now that it's organic. But it's also delicious! 

  • We do not add eggs. We struggled with this while formulating our organic recipe. Eggs are natural. Eggs are emulsifiers. Eggs are also cheaper way to make ice cream creamier.  We stuck to our guns and are still producing egg free ice cream. We are proud of this one.

  • We do not use a high overrun.  Overrun is the technical term for beating air into ice cream.  Ice cream needs air.  But not a lot of it.  All of those "Slow Churned" products you see on the shelves? That's excellent marketing for selling you a whole lot of air. That is one of the reasons why it can be sold so cheaply and why it is not dense and creamy.  

  • These three factors mean we sell "super premium" ice cream. Ice Cream is regulated by the government, and in order for a product to be super premium it must have over 14% butterfat and under 50% overrun.  Many "ice creams" sold in the supermarket and by other ice cream stores are not even classified as ice cream. If you read the container carefully, you'll see a lot of "frozen dairy dessert."

  • "Gelato! Do you have gelato? We only eat gelato." I have some strong feelings about gelato. First, similar to pizza and pasta, American gelato is not comparable to Italian gelato.  Second, gelato is made with milk, not cream, so it is lower in fat. Know what else was lower in fat? Snackwells. Remember those? Know what Snackwells and gelato have in common? Sugar, and lots of it.  Gelato can contain eggs, too.  It's always a good idea to know actual facts about a product before espousing its merits to an ice cream store owner. Just sayin. 

  • We hand pack our pints. Pints are sold by volume, 16 oz.  Our pints weigh between 16 and 18 oz; most pints sold in supermarkets and other ice cream stores weigh around 12-13 oz. Not only is our ice cream dense to begin with, we push more air out of it by hand packing it into the pint.  

  • Most of our Italian ice is actually sorbet. Most people don't know what sorbet is, and we're generally not fancy people, so we call it italian ice.  It is all natural (that's why the cotton candy is white). The fruit flavors consist of three things: fruit, water, and organic sugar. They actually taste like the fruit they contain, so don't expect cherry to taste like a popsicle or grape to taste like dimetapp. (I actually love the taste of dimetapp.  Anyone else?)

  • While we're on the subject, blueberries are not sky blue in color. Not when you look at them. Not when your child smushes them on your kitchen floor "just to see" (thank you Sadie). If you get blueberry pie, and it's sky blue in color, I would send it back. Blueberries are purple. Our blueberry ice is close to purple. If you have a child who will be disappointed with the absence of sky blue in his Italian ice, then this is not the flavor for him.  Get him cotton candy instead. It's white, but it's delicious. 

  • If you aren't sure which flavor your kid would like? Please get him a sample. The same goes for you, and your grandpappy, cousin Sue, husband or college roommate.  We hate unhappy customers. We hate seeing a good product go in the trash. Even if you offer to pay for something else, it's still a waste. Try it first! We will never deny you a sample. And we just bought these cute little sample spoons, so let's put em to good use!  For reals. 

  • We have an awesome sprinkle machine.  The sprinkles are not all natural. Because all natural sprinkles? Are gross. The sprinkles are also not free.  Please pay for you sprinkles and then you may have as many as you like.  Seriously. Fill up the rest of your cup with sprinkles, just make sure you brush your teeth. And if you think your son or daughter isn't going to want sprinkles?  They will.  We won't make you come back and pay the fifty cents, generally.  Just please remember for next time. Thank you.  

  • We love what we do.  We have learned more about this industry than people should ever know, quite frankly.  My beloved husband is all in, 100%, let's talk about ice cream all day.  I'm more like the girl who got dragged onto the ride and then had fun. Kind of. Sometimes. Seriously, though... if you see him and dare to start talking ice cream, be prepared to back away slowly.  He will talk until your ears bleed about cream and chocolate and his awesome kettle to make fudge... you get the point.  And you've been warned.