Thank you for your interest in Lafayette Creamery. We are honored to have your attention and are eager to serve you with a super-premium hand-dipped ice cream cone, a sundae, ice cream soda, a fresh milkshake, malted, an ice cream pie, or a container for you to enjoy later.
Lafayette Creamery ice cream is different. Our ice cream is great because we use great ingredients--generous amounts of fresh cream, fresh roasted nuts from a local roaster, all while minimizing anything artificial. Instead we rely upon the goodness of Michigan's rich soil and hot summer sun to do our bidding as we create simple, yet great summer flavors such as Strawberries & Cream, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Peach, and other fresh fruit flavors.
Our ice cream has great flavor because of our great ingredients and talented production team, but our flavors sets us apart as well--Sea Salted Olive Oil, Habanero Caramel, Mac & Cheese, Banket, Speculaas, and new flavors coming out regularly.
We hope you'll stop by soon and often. We’re glad for your interest in our ice cream and we hope that you’ll feel welcome to come spend some time with us during our summer season and all year long as we serve up goodness in our shop and through a small, but expanding network of grocery and specialty shops.
Located at 7933 South 8th St., Kalamazoo MI 49009 at the intersection of 8th St. & Centre Ave. (aka Q Ave.) in the heart of Texas Corners and within walking distance of the Texas Corners’ Farmers Market, Texas Corners Brewing Company, Zeb’s, and The Cheese Lady.
A great biking destination on the Texas Drive Trailway near Texas Drive Park and Al Sabo Land Preserve.
HAND-DIPPED ICE CREAM $2.75/$4.05/$5.25
sugar cones/waffle cone or bowl $.35/$.55/$.75
MILKSHAKES (20oz) $4.80
ICE CREAM SODA (20oz) $4.80
MALTEDS (20oz) $5.25
CONTAINERS (16oz) $4.65
ICE CREAM PIES:
Lemon Curd—a 10” graham cracker crust filled with nearly 1/3 gallon of refreshing Lemon Curd ice cream and topped with a few swirls of lemon-zested white chocolate.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese—a 10” graham cracker crust filled with nearly 1/3 gallon of Pumpkin Cream Cheese ice cream and topped with random fall treats.
Southern Butter Pecan—a 10” graham cracker crust filled with nearly 1/3 gallon of Southern Butter Pecan ice cream and garnished with a few large, candied pecans.
White Chocolate Peppermint—a 9” Oreo-pie crust filled with around 1/4 gallon of White Chocolate Peppermint ice cream and seasonal deliciousness. Available in gluten-free crust as well.
2018 BUSINESS HOURS
*** January 1, 2018 – March 24, 2018 ***
MONDAY -FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 12:00-6:00 pm
*** March 29, 2018 – April 28, 2018 ***
MONDAY - THURSDAY CLOSED
FRIDAY 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SATURDAY 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
April 30, 2018 – October 27, 2018
MONDAY - THURSDAY 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FRIDAY 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SATURDAY 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
*** November 3, 2018 – December 29, 2018 ***
MONDAY – FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
***UNSCHEDULED HOURS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE EVENT OF UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES—CHECK WWW.LAFAYETTECREAMERY.COM, SOCIAL MEDIA, OR CALL 269-599-3763 OR 269-447-2342***
One of the first questions we encounter relates to the name “Lafayette Creamery”—here is how it developed. A number of years ago my 5 year old was taken with books on military history, we read book after book of George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Within one of these contained a snippet on the heroism of General Marquis de Lafayette and the important role he played in securing victory. It is beyond the scope in this place to detail his many accomplishments and beliefs except to say that he was a strong and inspirational individual. Be encouraged to read more through Cornell University’s collection of manuscripts by clicking this link.
The story of this enterprise stems from a humble upbringing involving those blessed beasts that make ice cream a possibility. Though Lafayette Creamery is opening its doors in 2016, it has existed for many years in my head and in my heart. We are proud to join the ranks of the many courageous American entrepreneurs who chase dreams seeking to fulfill their vision while seeking to provide something better to the public.