• OUR STORY

MAKING MOMENTS SWEETER

At Hudsonville, we’re about more than just ice cream.

We’re creating special memories that last a lifetime, with every single scoop you share. We’re proud to sweeten the moments of your life — from the everyday to the extraordinary.

90+ YEARS OF PERFECTION

Our time-tested recipes have been satisfying ice cream cravings for more than 90 years.

We use the same base recipe we always have. Building on that foundation, our ever-expanding flavor list features more than 50 flavors sold throughout the Midwest, in more than a dozen states.

HOMEGROWN IN WEST MICHIGAN

We got our start in Hudsonville, Michigan.

Now our headquarters are just down the road in Holland, where our neighbors are the dairy farms that produce the milk and cream we use in our ice cream. This closeness makes our ice cream taste fresher – and better.

OUR MISSION

Throughout our long history, our mission has stayed the same:

We strive to be an organization of excellence, which engages and challenges people to better themselves, and those around them. In this environment, we craft ice cream authentic to who we are, living up to the highest quality standard while continually exploring the best innovations to create delight in people's lives.

OUR HISTORY

  • Hudsonville Creamery was created on Chicago Drive, in Hudsonville, Michigan, as a cooperative by local farmers looking for a better way to share their dairy products with the masses.
  • Hudsonville Creamery began producing ice cream.
  • Dick Hoezee, the eventual owner, began working at Hudsonville Creamery.
  • The creamery’s six original flavors are in production: Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple, Tutti Fruitie, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla.
  • Dick Hoezee makes his investment, buying a controlling interest in the cooperative.
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream moves its operations to Burnips, Michigan.
  • Dick Hoezee sells the business to his sons Dell, Jack, Rich and Phil. Availability expands and Hudsonville Ice Cream becomes the local favorite.
  • The Ellens family becomes owner of Hudsonville Ice Cream.
  • Construction begins on a new state-of-the-art ice cream plant in Holland.
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream’s operations, including manufacturing and offices, are relocated to the new plant, still home of the storied brand today.
  • Hudsonville expands availability to Metro Detroit and across Michigan.
  • Hudsonville debuts modern, premium packaging, with foil seal technology.
  • Seven classic Hudsonville flavors become available in a pint size, including fan favorites Creamery Blend Vanilla and Traverse City Cherry Fudge.
  • Hudsonville diversifies its offering with its Dairy Free lineup, featuring seven unique flavors made with a coconut cream and oat milk base.
  • The Extra Indulgent lineup from Hudsonville debuts to rave reviews – perfect for satisfying any ice cream craving.
  • 1895

    Hudsonville Creamery was created on Chicago Drive, in Hudsonville, Michigan, as a cooperative by local farmers looking for a better way to share their dairy products with the masses.

  • 1926

    Hudsonville Creamery began producing ice cream.

  • 1930

    Dick Hoezee, the eventual owner, began working at Hudsonville Creamery.

  • 1940

    The creamery’s six original flavors are in production: Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple, Tutti Fruitie, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla.

  • 1946

    Dick Hoezee makes his investment, buying a controlling interest in the cooperative.

  • 1948

    Hudsonville Ice Cream moves its operations to Burnips, Michigan.

  • 1972

    Dick Hoezee sells the business to his sons Dell, Jack, Rich and Phil. Availability expands and Hudsonville Ice Cream becomes the local favorite.

  • 2003

    The Ellens family becomes owner of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

  • 2003

    Construction begins on a new state-of-the-art ice cream plant in Holland.

  • 2003

    Hudsonville Ice Cream’s operations, including manufacturing and offices, are relocated to the new plant, still home of the storied brand today.

  • 2008

    Hudsonville expands availability to Metro Detroit and across Michigan.

  • 2018

    Hudsonville debuts modern, premium packaging, with foil seal technology.

  • 2019

    Seven classic Hudsonville flavors become available in a pint size, including fan favorites Creamery Blend Vanilla and Traverse City Cherry Fudge.

  • 2019

    Hudsonville diversifies its offering with its Dairy Free lineup, featuring seven unique flavors made with a coconut cream and oat milk base.

  • 2020

    The Extra Indulgent lineup from Hudsonville debuts to rave reviews – perfect for satisfying any ice cream craving.