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

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,

Egg Nog For The Chill!

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