You’re going to wish you had an ice chest in the car after visiting this Southern-styled ice cream parlor.
Located conveniently along the winding roads of the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee—so drive carefully—The Apple Valley Creamery has become a must-stop for both travelers and locals in search of delicious desserts.
But, The Apple Valley Creamery is in no apparent rush to mass produce.
They only make one batch a time, and they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to preservatives or artificial flavors.
You won’t find any in the Creamery’s signature, rich and thick ice cream.
Despite its hand crafted approach, Apple Valley still manages to produce between 700 and 1000 gallons of ice cream each week during peak season.
In addition to offering over 40 flavors of homemade ice cream, The Apple Valley Creamery is also getting kudos for its award winning apple cinnamon bread.
Made from a family recipe, this pastry is baked fresh every day so, as long as you’re ignoring your diet with ice cream, you might as well have the cake…and eat it, too.
If you can’t figure out a way to get to East Tennessee anytime soon, no need to worry—The Apple Valley Creamery ships!
By Benjamin Louis Gluck with Lavinia Pisani for PeterGreenberg.com