Mills River Creamery serving Asheville, NC
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828-891-4007
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828-279-7403

Our Address

4193 Haywood Road 
Mills River, NC 28759
Ice Cream Shop

Come to our Ice Cream Shop to get your homemade ice cream on a hot summer day – is there anything better? It’s one of the few pleasures of life that doesn’t change from generation to generation. At Mills River Creamery, everything about our ice cream shop, from the décor to how we make it, calls to mind days gone by in western North Carolina.

Those of you who’ve been around Avery Creek for a while may remember the homemade ice cream from Arcadia Dairy Farms served up by “Maw” from the 1940s to the 1980s. At Mills River, we honor Maw’s tradition with every batch we make.  We use our own fresh milk, local berries in season and other natural products, and serve it up in generous scoops. And what better way to eat our ice cream than from a tall, red-topped stool, like ice cream shops used to look in the 1950s?

We make fresh ice cream about three times a week, and if you come at the right time, you can watch it being made through the window near the main counter. We also make butter, too. We offer 20 ice cream flavors, including sugar-free options,

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Benefits of A2 Milk

Close to Raw Milk

Milk has long dominated the American diet for years, as an essential staple for health and bone strength. It is densely loaded with nutritious fats and proteins that make us strong. In these modern times there are multiple options ranging from heavily processed all the way to raw milk. One milk in particular that has gained some popularity is A2 milk.

The name may be intimidating at first as one wonders, what does A2 mean? Cows milk is loaded with protein: one reason it is a popular drink choice for fitness gurus. These proteins are made up of two types, A1 and A2. For the strong-stomached, there is no significant difference between these two types of protein.

At this point you might have already guessed that A2 milk only contains A2 proteins. This is simply means the protein make-up of the milk is different. However, significant studies have shown one important difference between the two types of protein. People who often reported stomach issues when drinking regular milk (A1 and A2 protein), found that their digestive problems were gone when they only consumed A2 milk (milk lacking the A1 protein). It is now becoming a well-known

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Mother Earth News Fair

On the 1st Saturday of May “The Mills River Creamery” will be selling ice cream and fresh dairy products.  Come try out a free sample of our products and check-in on the latest news about our Dairy, located in Mills River, North Carolina.   We will be meeting folks of the community at the Mother Earth News Fair on May 6 and 7.  Our booth will be outside across from the Main Stage.

May 6-7, 2017
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C. 28732

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Mills River Creamery Now Offering Exciting New Products

Mills River Creamery Now Offering New  Exciting Products

For generations, our family has supplied fresh milk to the Western North Carolina area. Throughout the decades, we only produced milk that was processed and sold by larger milk companies in the region, but in the fall of 2014, we opened our own small plant in the Mills River community.

Until this fall, we used milk produced from our Holstein herd, but starting on November 12, 2016, we opened the new dairy in Mills River which is the home to a small herd of registered Jerseys. These cows are being fed all non-GMO feed ingredients and will have grass to be turned out on as weather permits. .

Further, we purposely purchased Jersey cows that tested solely for the A2 beta casein. This will enable us to offer a new and exciting product to our customers; this is somewhat a rare product that’s growing in popularity. We’re very excited about this new phase for our business and for our customers.

The difference between A1 and A2

If you don’t work on a dairy farm or you’re not a nutritionist, you may have not realized there’s a difference

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Ice Cream Shop

Come to our Ice Cream Shop to get your homemade ice cream on a hot summer day – is there anything better? It’s one of the few pleasures of life that doesn’t change from generation to generation. At Mills River Creamery, everything about our ice cream shop, from the décor to how we make it, calls to mind days gone by in western North Carolina.

Those of you who’ve been around Avery Creek for a while may remember the homemade ice cream from Arcadia Dairy Farms served up by “Maw” from the 1940s to the 1980s. At Mills River, we honor Maw’s tradition with every batch we make.  We use our own fresh milk, local berries in season and other natural products, and serve it up in generous scoops. And what better way to eat our ice cream than from a tall, red-topped stool, like ice cream shops used to look in the 1950s?

We make fresh ice cream about three times a week, and if you come at the right time, you can watch it being made through the window near the main counter. We also make butter, too. We offer 20 ice cream flavors, including sugar-free options,

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Egg Nog For The Chill!

There’s a chill in the air and more catalogs in the mailbox, so you know what that means. The holidays are coming and Mills River Creamery will soon be serving up eggnog!

The origins of eggnog, also known as “egg milk punch,” is the subject of some debate. Some folks believe it originated in East Anglia, England, but others say it developed from posset, a beverage made with hot milk, often with eggs added in, that was popular in medieval Europe. The “nog” part may have come from the word “noggin”, an English term for a small, carved wooden mug used to serve alcohol. The British drink was also called an Egg Flip, due to the practice of “flipping” or rapidly pouring it between two pitchers to mix it.

Eggnog made its way to our continent during colonial days, where Canadian and U.S. citizens have traditionally consumed it from Thanksgiving through the end of the Christmas season. By the 18th Century, eggnog was so popular it actually caused a riot. In December 1826, whiskey was smuggled into the barracks of the United States Military Academy to make eggnog for a Christmas Day party. Mischief commenced and the incident resulted in

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