NEWS: MICHIGAN CREAM AND SUGAR REOPENS UPTOWN BAY CITY ICE CREAM SHOP FOR 2023 SEASON TODAY
Region’s only from-scratch, small-batch ice cream maker celebrates Michigan’s agricultural diversity and supports local farm families
BAY CITY, MICH., March 8, 2023 – Today marks the 2023 season reopening of Michigan Cream and Sugar Ice Cream Company, located at 160 Uptown Drive in Bay City. Doors open at 2 p.m. Michigan Cream and Sugar is the region’s only ice cream maker that produces its ice cream completely from scratch with milk, cream and sugar from Michigan.
“After a long winter, nothing quite says ‘spring’ like ice cream,” said Tim Mangan, Michigan Cream and Sugar’s general manager and chief ice cream maker. “It’s been fun to see all of the excitement from our Facebook and Instagram followers, many sharing their favorite flavors with us. We hand-craft all of our ice cream in small batches here in our Bay City shop with milk and cream from Michigan cows. And everything we make includes all-natural Pioneer® Sugar made by Michigan Sugar Company. Every single scoop supports Michigan farm families.”
Flavors That Celebrate Michigan’s Agricultural Diversity
In addition to 12 “signature” flavors available year-round, such as Uptown Funk, LegenDairy Vanilla and Strawberry Fields Forever, Michigan Cream and Sugar offers a rotating selection of fresh, innovative and largely Michigan-inspired flavors. Here’s a taste of the limited edition flavors included in the starting lineup:
Peach Cobbler (brand new in 2023). Creamy and sweet peach custard-style ice cream with peaches sourced through Michigan Farm to Freezer and house-made pastry crumble.
Honey Lavender. The perfect blend of custard, local honey (from T.M. Klein & Sons in St. Charles), lavender and house-made lemon shortbread cookies.
Lemon Blueberry. Zesty lemon custard-style ice cream mixed with blueberries from Michigan Farm to Freezer and house-made oatmeal cookie crunch.
View the full current flavor list at creamsugarbaycity.com/flavors.
Bubble Cones, Flights and More
Michigan Cream and Sugar customers can choose from generously sized single, double or triple scoops served in a cup or cone (the warm and crispy bubble cone is a truly unique fan favorite). Also on the menu are “flights” of three sample-size scoops, sundaes, fresh-baked cookies and ice cream sandwiches, plus pints and quarts to enjoy at home.
Spring Scooping Schedule
Michigan Cream and Sugar is located at 160 Uptown Drive in Bay City. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday 2-9 p.m.; Friday 2-10 p.m.; Saturday 12-10 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m.
Michigan Cream and Sugar Ice Cream Company is a collaboration of HORIZONS Conference Center, Michigan Sugar Company and the Michigan Milk Producers Association. Established in 2019, Cream and Sugar’s scoop shop in Uptown Bay City serves up hand-crafted ice cream featuring the freshest and highest-quality locally sourced ingredients available – and every scoop of ice cream benefits Michigan farm families. As a business of HORIZONS, Michigan Cream and Sugar is committed to delivering exceptional service, superior presentation and outstanding quality. For full menu, online ordering, catering information and more, visit creamsugarbaycity.com.