Gary's Ice Cream was first opened for business on August 9, 1973 by Gary F.
Gary's Ice Cream makes all of its own Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce & Fountain Syrups. We cook our own Strawberries, Pineapples, Raspberries and other fruits for our ice creams. We make our own Coffee Extract and blend our own special Vanilla extract. You can't get much more Home Made than Gary's Ice Cream (except that we don't have our own cows - but then how many bakers have their own wheat fields and grinding mills for flour? Producing milk and cream is the job of a dairy farmer - then Gary's Ice Cream takes that cream and makes the best ice cream from it!
Over the years there were numerous Gary's Ice Cream locations. Chelmsford Center, Tyngsboro on the NH line, Salisbury Beach, downtown Lowell (2 locations), Pawtucket Street in Lowell (the former Burbecks). Now as Gary enters his early 60's he has scaled back to just the original East Chelmsford location.
Today, Gary's Chelmsford Farms Ice Cream is using a 10-gallon Emery Thompson batch freezer to make all of it's ice cream. With this machine, Gary's Ice Cream is able to turn out a batch of ice cream every 10 minutes or 60 gallons per hour (or over 400 gallons in an 8 hour day).
For the history of the property at 131 Gorham Street, Chelmsford, click HERE
We are the oldest ice cream shop in continuous
operation in the Merrimack Valley!
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