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, milkshakes, smoothies, floats, banana splits and sundaes.
Ice cream shops have always been a popular gathering place for the community and we’ve continued that history at Mills River. Our overflow seating space is located right in the middle between the creamery and Nancy Lynn’s Diner and Pizzeria, which makes it a great space for special events. With pizza and homemade ice cream, you’ve got all you need for a perfect birthday party! Just give us a call at 828-891-4007 to check room availability.
Everything about our ice cream shop is a sweet treat that takes you back in time and we’re proud to keep the tradition going. Stop in and have a bowl today!