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Why does our ice cream taste so good?

Why does our ice cream taste so good?

There’s a reason why our ice cream is so damn good: we make it the hard way, because it’s the right way.

Did you know that most ice cream companies (even premium, artisanal ice cream companies) don’t actually make their own ice cream? Most companies pay a manufacturer to produce their product (a process called “co-packing") which is then marketed and sold under their brand name.

Why does it matter?


Control begets quality, and quality is what matters to us. We control what goes into our ice cream and what doesn’t go into it. We control every step of the process along the way from pasteurizing the milk and cream ourselves, to making the cookies, jams and swirls right here in our kitchen. And there’s no crap added, ever. No gums, no fillers, no stabilizers, no preservatives. We don’t want to eat that stuff, and you shouldn’t either.

If we’re being honest, it would be easier to buy a pre-made ice cream mix with less cream and more milk. It would be more profitable to whip extra air into our ice cream (it’s called “overrun”), and cut our cost of goods with tapioca starch, carrageenen or guar gum, like everyone else.

Maybe we’re crazy. Maybe we’re stupid. But this is why we are able to make the creamiest, cleanest, most indulgent ice creams on the market. It’s how Mac & Ernesteen McConnell started making ice cream in 1949, and we are proud to continue the legacy of their vision, 70 years later.


Aug 15, 2020 • Posted by Leah Lira

I thought you guys don’t put tapioca starch, carrageenen or guar gum, or any crap like everyone else. I was only reading in the comments here and that when I paid attention to the ingredients. True enough, the chocolate covered strawberry ice cream flavor we just got has tapioca starch in it.

Jul 14, 2020 • Posted by Greg

My wife told me tonight that you’d changed your recipe for the worse and it didn’t taste as good – and sure enough, now there’s tapioca starch in your vanilla ice cream. Bummer.

Mar 09, 2020 • Posted by Leifur Thor

Best ice cream In Southern California hands-down! You can taste the quality.

Aug 29, 2019 • Posted by Lisa

Never could find it at Safeway,as your finder states, but…its at StoneCreek Kitchen in Dutchmans Chocolate,so good!

Jun 13, 2019 • Posted by Christy

I’ve traveled the world and eaten ice cream! You have an amazing product. Very addicting!
The Chocolate Strawberries are the BOMB and I don’t even normally eat strawberries! A big plus for gluten free customers, most of your ice creams are gluten free.

Jun 07, 2019 • Posted by ROSALEE


May 26, 2019 • Posted by Kevin Ryan

The quality is very clear and makes your ice cream the best.

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