Homemade Ice Cream

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Homemade Ice Cream

We make all of our own ice cream right here on the farm. Our ice cream is made from a 15% butterfat mix (pasteurized milk, cream, and sugar mixture). 15% butterfat ice cream is very rich in taste. It has a smooth, creamy texture and blends well with many flavors.

We make our ice cream with machines called batch freezers, which make 5 or 10 gallons of ice cream per batch. Each batch takes about 12-15 minutes to make. We add the flavorings at different stages of the process depending on how we want the ingredients mixed in.

The ice cream comes out of the machine at about 23-25 degrees and is immediately put into a specially built walk-in freezer that has a high wind velocity and an average temperature of 30 degrees below zero. Freezing ice cream quickly is one secret of making excellent ice cream. If you allow the ice cream to freeze slowly, large ice crystals will form and a rough texture will result (this is why when you try to freeze homemade ice cream it sometimes doesn’t taste very good the next day).

After the ice cream freezes hard, it’s ready to move to the store freezers. These freezers hold the ice cream at about 10 degrees below zero. At this temperature, ice cream maintains a fresh, creamy taste. Check out our Special Homemade Flavor of the Week!

Learn about our flavors and their descriptions

See a list of our flavors and their ingredients

Our Ice Cream Production Schedule for This Year

Flavor of the Week 2014

Click here to download the .pdf version of the FOTW List

January
July
6 - Black Walnut
13 - Cow Patty
20 - Cookies & Cream
27 - Butter Pecan
7 - Black Raspberry
14 - Chocolate
21 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
28 - Vanilla
FebruaryAugust
3 - Cookie Dough
10 - French Vanilla
17 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
24 - Sea Salt Caramel
4 - Salty Caramel Pretzel Crunch
11 - Key Lime Crunch
18 - Peaches & Cream
25 - Sea Salt Caramel
MarchSeptember
3 - Banana
10 - Mint Chocolate Chip
17 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
24 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
1 - Cookies & Cream
8 - Cinnamon
15 - Wooly Wonka
22 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
29 - Pumpkin
AprilOctober
7 - Key Lime Crunch
14 - Cow Patty
21 - Peaches & Cream
28 - Peanut Butter Cup
6 - Peanut Butter Cup
13 - Chocolate Reeses's Pieces
20 - Mint Chocolate Chip
27 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
MayNovember
5 - Strawberry
12 - Salty Caramel Pretzel Crunch
19 - Cookie Dough
26 - Chocolate
3 - Pumpkin
10 - Black Raspberry
17 - Peppermint Stick
24 - Vanilla
JuneDecember
2 - Peaches & Cream
9 - Maple Waffles & Bacon
16 - Lemon Custard
23 - Strawberry
30 - French Vanilla
1 - Black Walnut
8 - Butter Pecan
15 - Egg Nog
22 - Peppermint Stick
29 - Chocolate