we believe in making genuine goodness because the ice cream we make makes us who we are. We respect and promote the goodness in people and recognize our obligation to make the world a little better. Our employees aren’t workers. They’re family. They are doers and crafters who make a difference every day.
in making greatness more accessible to everyone. So we craft our ice cream to make it better and readily attainable for those who truly enjoy ice cream. We only tweak our ice cream when we know it will make it better by taking out things that are wasteful, or adding in more goodness.
our facility near our farms because having our cows closer means fresher milk in our ice cream. We use the latest technology and maker methods to achieve higher efficiency and quality. We do business with Midwest partners who think like we do and share a passion for making great things.
WE WILL NEVER STOP
challenging ourselves to make finely crafted ice cream. Our past will guide us, and our spirit for excellence and innovation will advance us. Because our customers deserve genuine goodness.
OVER 90 YEARS
IN EVERY SCOOP
Hudsonville Creamery was a co-operative created in 1895 by local farmers who were looking for a better way of selling their dairy products. Their first location was on Chicago Drive in Hudsonville, MI. The creamery started producing ice cream in 1926 and was making six flavors by 1940, including Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple, Tutti Fruitie, Chocolate, Strawberry, and of course, Vanilla. Dick Hoezee bought a controlling interest in the creamery and moved it to Burnips, MI to make room for the widening of Chicago road. He sold the business to his four sons in 1972. Denny Ellens bought Hudsonville from The Hoezee family in 2003 and moved it to its current location in Holland, MI. Today, Hudsonville Ice Cream produces over 50 flavors and is sold across Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
Local Michigan farmers, looking for a better way to sell their dairy products, start Hudsonville Creamery as a co-operative on Chicago Drive in Hudsonville, Michigan.
Creamery starts making ice cream.
Dick Hoezee starts working at Hudsonville Creamery.
Creamery is producing six flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple and Tutti Fruitie.
Dick Hoezee buys a controlling interest in the co-operative.
Ice Cream moves to Burnips, Michigan.
Dick Hoezee sells the business to his four sons: Dell, Jack, Rich & Phil. During this time, Hudsonville Ice Cream becomes a West Michigan favorite, expanding its availability.
Hudsonville Creamery stops producing butter.
Denny Ellens signs the papers to purchase Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream in May.
A new state-of-the-art plant begins construction in Holland, MI.
Manufacturing and offices are relocated to Holland, Michigan in October.
Hudsonville expands to Eastern Michigan becoming available in Metro Detroit grocery stores and ice cream parlors, producing over 50 flavors.
RANDOM ACTS OF
Few things brighten someone’s day more than enjoying a scoop of their favorite ice cream. We have a team whose sole purpose is to give away scoops of our delicious ice cream. Know some folks who could use an ice cream pick-me-up? Let us know. Or feel free to share your random act of ice cream with us at the link below.