Behind the Scoop

Keeping it local, through and through

Supporting local farms, families and businesses with every scoop

At Cream & Sugar, we are very intentional about sourcing all of our milk from Michigan dairy farmers, distributed by the Michigan Milk Producers Association – and all of our sugar from Michigan Sugar, a cooperative of 900 Michigan grower-owners. But did you know there’s an extra boost of local in many of our flavors? We’re inspired by the rich agricultural bounty in our surrounding communities and around the state. Whenever possible, we strive to use ingredients grown here in Michigan and we also look for opportunities to partner with local businesses.


ICE CREAM FLAVORS (get full flavor details here)

These flavors in our lineup have an extra boost of local!

Apple Cider Crisp proudly features apple cider and seasonal apple varieties from Bayne’s Apple Valley in Freeland. This new apple-y, buttery favorite also has Pioneer® (a Michigan Sugar brand) brown and granulated sugar in the ice cream base and in the oatmeal crisp swirled throughout.

Caramel Macchiato features freshly brewed espresso from Live Oak Coffeehouse, one of our neighbors here in Uptown Bay City.

Cherry Chocolate Chunk features chopped dark sweet Michigan cherries from Cherry Capital Foods in Traverse City.

Honey Lavender is doubly (actually, triply) sweet thanks to honey from T.M. Klein & Sons in St. Charles and Pioneer® powdered sugar in the house-baked lemon shortbread crumbled throughout.

Lemon Blueberry includes juicy Michigan blueberries, distributed by Cherry Capital Foods.

Michigan Sugar Cookie boasts house-baked sugar cookie crumble made with Pioneer® brown sugar from Michigan Sugar.

Strawberry Fields Forever is made with sweet Michigan strawberries distributed by Cherry Capital Foods.

The Real P. Stachio is unexpectedly smooth, sophisticated and scrumptious with toasted pistachios from St. Laurent Bros, a Bay City legend.

Udderly Buttery Pecan takes your tastebuds to a whole new level of nutty with whole roasted pecans from St. Laurent Bros.

Uptown Funk is studded with whole cashews from St. Laurent Bros.