Furniture City Creamery creates homemade, small-batch ice cream. Their co-founder Rachel uses her background as a process engineer to scientifically calculate the percentage of each ingredient to create some pretty unique flavor combinations that really are off the charts.
After talking with Rachel and her husband Matt, we realize that they have put a lot of thought (and heart) into this business venture. Rachel first learned about small-batch ice creameries by reading about a west coast company in a magazine. A light bulb went off and she thought “I want to do this!” She’s turned that desire into a reality in the form of Furniture City Creamery.
Initially, Furniture City started working out of the kitchen at The Mitten Brewing Company and even started using some of their beer in their recipes, like the Peanuts and Crackerjack porter ice cream. Serving up frosty treats to thirsty beer drinkers took off and just a few months later they have opened up their own brick and mortar location in the heart of East Hills.
Furniture City Creamery usually has around 4-6 vegan flavors at any given time and none of them are boring. One of the favorites among customers is the Salted Caramel. Others that are just as good are Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip, Lime in the Coconut, No Bake Cookie, Mint Chocolate Chip, or Strawberry Lemonade.
The waffle cones at Furniture City are vegan by default, as well as any sauces they have (think caramel or chocolate). This is done by design. Rachel and Matt want their products to be enjoyed by all, so making things that appeal to the masses and delicious is a focus of the business.
There are also baked goods offered by some local bakeries (Sweet Batches and Thistle Bakery). You will usually find a few vegan items like brownies or cookies on hand.