We’ve always been committed to making our ice cream with the best ingredients we can find. It’s why we only make strawberry ice cream in season with NC strawberries. It’s also why we make our own salted caramel, chocolate, and coffee bases from scratch instead of buying them pre-made. We make our own hot fudge with Callebaut Belgian chocolate, and we bake our cookies from scratch with cage-free NC eggs. You get the drift. So this is why we’ve made a big change this summer.
We’re happy to say that starting in July, we’re sourcing the dairy for our ice cream from Simply Natural Creamery in Ayden, NC. Their all-Jersey herd is free to roam and graze, and the feed they eat is grown directly on the farm. Jersey cows also produce a better quality milk that’s higher in protein, calcium, and butterfat, and there’s evidence that their protein (A2) is more easily digested by folks that may have problems with lactose.
We just took a trip out to the farm for their ice cream festival, where we met some of the staff and got plenty of pictures of their beautiful Jersey cows, soon to grace our site and shop. If you’d like to learn more about Simply Natural Creamery, NC Agriculture made a great video about them!