Harvesting peppermint from the farm.
Love Creamery is a combination of my love for ice cream, farming and all things local. These passions were hardwired during my youth. My mom was - and is still - an avid gardener and cook. We grew up with meals made from her kitchen garden. Later in life I volunteered at Micheal Fields Agricultural Institution, creating farm to table lunches for visitors. I have basically been cultivating small plots of land with fruit and vegetables ever since. My first job was at a custard stand outside of Milwaukee, where I learned to appreciate a really good tasting scoop of ice cream. And as an environmentalist, sourcing and buying local just makes common sense.
These experiences are the foundation for Love Creamery - a small business that makes the tastiest handcrafted ice cream and sorbets using local and sustainable ingredients. When we can’t source locally, we source responsibly. We buy our honey, maple syrup and fruit from local farmers and source other ingredients, such as chocolate and vanilla, from sustainable businesses outside our local region. The heart of our ice cream is our ice cream mix (cream, milk, sugar and eggs) which comes from our local dairy. The rest of our ingredients are mixed-in, creating delicious flavors that you love.
Our ice cream is made in very small batches to ensure the highest quality control over texture and taste.
Our philosophy is to purchase local first, organic second and always purchase from businesses that have sustainability in their mission.
We launched our biz in the summer of 2014 and began by selling our ice cream at farmers markets and private events. Today we continue to make ice cream in small batches in our new 1908 W Superior St, Duluth storefront.
Starting a local ingredient ice cream business is expensive and sourcing local has its challenges. But we know it is worth it. It is our goal to grow slowly overtime to meet demand.
We hope you will try our ice cream and love it as much as we do. Always remember - “Everyone needs a little Love.”