Our Story

Kevin and Lucia with their boys, Gabe, Eli and Sammy!

Kevin and Lucia with their boys, Gabe, Eli and Sammy!

As social workers, Kevin and Lucia met and realized they were kindred spirits! They were soon married and started their family. At times, they found their careers fulfilling but they craved to serve their community in a different way. So after much deliberation, they decided to leave their jobs and look for a way to bring happiness and fun to others as well as have a vehicle to serve their community. After tossing around many ideas, the choice became obvious... Buy an Ice Cream Shop!!! 

These days Ultimate Ice Cream is still providing love and happiness for Asheville and beyond. With the Flavor of the Month program, Random Acts of Ice Cream, and many other donations to the Asheville community, Kevin and Lucia are able to reach out and support other local businesses and non-profits and the populations that those organizations serve. 

Keep a lookout for Ultimate Ice Cream pint line to hit stores soon! You will be able to enjoy many of Ultimate Ice Cream's signature flavors! 

Our Dairy

At Ultimate Ice Cream, we are very proud of our dairy! It is sourced from a collection of small dairy farms within 150 miles of our creamery in Asheville, NC. Our milk has a high butterfat which allows us to craft a "super premium" ice cream! Super premium means you get more of the good stuff (butterfat) and less air with no fillers or conditioners. Our milk is free of antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones. It is super fresh! It takes as little as 24 hours for our dairy to reach our creamery from the farms! We also use local ingredients and organic fruits and vegetables for our many flavors... which now exceeds over 400 varieties! Please stop by our shops to enjoy one today!!

Press

Ultimate Ice Cream was featured on the Fodor's Travel blog as one of the top 10 places in the country to visit for savory ice creams in 2017! Click the link to read more! 

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-savory-ice-creams-to-sample-this-summer

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Justin Warner, Food Network Star's Season 8 winner visits Ultimate Ice Cream at our Tunnel Road location with his new show, Rebel Eats. During his visit, he tasted many of our flavor creations, including Brown Sugar Bacon & Maple and Cesspool of Cinnamon. Which was his favorite?? Watch and see!!

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/ultimate-ice-cream-0204254

We were honored to be featured in Capital at Play, a North Carolina based magazine in its September 2014 edition. 

Capital at Play focusses on "the free spirit of enterprise". We were able to share with them the challenges and joys of owning a small business. 

https://www.capitalatplay.com/cool-sweet-ultimate/

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Take a peak at "Sweet justice: Eat sweet and give back in Asheville", an Asheville Citizen Times Article by Mackensy Lunsford. In this article, we were able to talk about our Flavor of The Month Program. 

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/entertainment/2016/06/01/sweet-justice-eat-sweet-and-give-back-asheville/84904908/

Read More about our Flavor Of The Month Program. 

Thanks to Blogger Shawna Coronado for touring our creamery and shops! See what she has to say about the 52,000 gallons of ice cream we spin during the year! 

photo credit: Shawna Coronado

https://shawnacoronado.com/the-ice-cream-factory-tour/

 
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