The story of Scotsburn Ice Cream Company began in the spring of 1900, when many local farmers decided to build a creamery, with government assistance, so they could process their cream into butter to sell it and make a better life for themselves and their community.  This jointly owned company, established in the picturesque village of Scotsburn, Nova Scotia became known as Scotsburn Creamery.  

Over a century later, and now known as Scotsburn Ice Cream Company, we’ve evolved and changed significantly to become a leading manufacturer of ice cream, novelties and frozen desserts throughout Canada.  Scotsburn has gained a reputation with both consumers and customers for providing superior products and service; confirmed by the numerous awards for innovation and excellence in quality products and service received over the years. This has led to Scotsburn becoming the most recognized brand of ice cream in the Atlantic Provinces, and the most sought after producer of private label ice cream and novelty products.

Scotsburn’s three major production facilities, located throughout the Atlantic region, provide the capabilities required to process a large number of ice cream, novelties and frozen desserts for a variety of recognized store brand labels which are distributed across Canada and beyond.

People often tell us “there’s something special about Scotsburn ice cream”.  We humbly agree. Then, they will ask us “so what’s your secret?” And that’s when the fun begins.

“Guess!” we say. And people do. Good guesses too!

“It’s your secret recipes.”  That’s a popular one.

“Maybe.” we say. Our recipes are pretty special, after all.

“You use better ingredients,” is another guess. We use the best possible ingredients.  But there’s more to it than that - or everyone could do it. 

”It’s your wonderful, dedicated employees.”  Everyone at Scotsburn loves this one, especially Bob in shipping.

Others speculate about our origins in the little village of Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. It is a magical place, and over 100 years ago it gave birth to a company with a commitment to quality that is second to none.

But even that’s not the whole story.

The real reason Scotsburn ice cream is so special is because of you - our customer. Everything we do at Scotsburn is aimed at making the greatest, most delicious ice cream in the world. And if we do that, you will rave and tell all your friends about us. That way we can keep making Scotsburn ice cream and you can keep guessing what makes it so special.

Drop us a line. We would love to hear from you. We can’t share any of our secret recipes but we would love to share a story or two about you and Scotsburn Ice Cream.

That would be very special indeed.