I scream, you scream…we all scream for ice-cream. But let’s be honest, as universal as our love for ice cream is, not all ice-cream is made the same. Especially when it comes Cape Town’s legendary ice-cream shop The Creamery.
The story of The Creamery, like most special things, started at home, where Kate (the co-owner of The Creamery) loved making delicious home-made ice-cream for her family and friends. She quickly realized that other ice-cream in the area was (quieted frankly) mediocre compared to the natural and fresh products she created at home. This conundrum quickly led her to partner up with Kye to open The Creamery. According to the founders, the ice-cream shop not only provided an ideal platform to exhibit the amazing seasonal products that Cape Town had to offer, but also supplied the owners and their workers with a sustainable living. Other than creating delicious and local products, The Creamery has three key characteristics that make it truly unique! Firstly, the ice-cream is made from only natural ingredients and contains no preservatives or artificial stabilizers. Secondly, their ingredients are sourced from local, small farm owners. Which is both sustainable and supports growth within our beautiful country. Lastly, The Creamery has a unique approach to flavour. Although they have their main 5 flavours, their menu is constantly changing as they experiment with new ingredients and as they are inspired by changing seasons. Whether it be carrot cake and ginger chocolate chip in autumn or sesame seed and jasmine tea in May. The brand is constantly reinventing itself! And this is truly my favourite part of the brand. It is not a once-off, tick-off-the-bucket-list experience. The Creamery is a brand that provides a new and exciting taste sensation with every visit and is therefore a brand that I have built a personal connection with. It’s that place swing by every time you are in the area, it’s the place you take that special someone for a treat and the place you go when you are having a bad day!
In a nutshell…a truly special establishment that represents an inspirational ideology as a simple cone of ice-cream. I think Kye said it best when she described the brand as combining the best aspects of life: working with small farmers, celebrating the abundance of foods grown in the Western Cape, caring for the environment, and an inclusive workplace that empowers people!
"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy ice-cream...which is close enough!"
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