Shaheen Development has announced a partnership with Michigan Sugar Company and Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) on the Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company, a new, locally sourced ice cream shop located within Uptown Place at 160 Uptown Drive in Bay City. The Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company will be owned and operated by HORIZONS Conference Center. All the ice cream will be made using all-natural Pioneer Sugar and dairy products produced by MMPA members.
Scheduled to open this summer, Cream & Sugar’s 16 hand dipped gourmet flavors will be produced on site in a peanut-free environment and sold in three forms – cones, cups and ice cream sandwiches that feature a scoop placed on or between one or two fresh-baked cookies.
“We are looking forward to serving our gourmet, freshly churned ice cream to the Great Lakes Bay Region. Working with Michigan Sugar Company & MMPA has been a team effort from the beginning and we will continue to bring the best ingredients and unique flavors to Uptown Bay City,” said Krista Scott, Operations Manager, Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company. Scott said adding new locations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and making the ice cream available in stores is a possibility in the future.
“Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company provides an invaluable platform for two cooperatives, Michigan Sugar and MMPA, to share their ‘Made in Michigan’ stories,” said Mark Flegenheimer, President and CEO of Michigan Sugar Company. “As we look at new ways to advertise and market Michigan Sugar Company, this endeavor checks all the boxes – our product is at the forefront of the entire operation, our storyline about being ‘Locally Grown. Locally Owned.’ is woven into the DNA of the business, and it creates a strategic partnership with two other world-class operations.”
“MMPA continues to seek innovative relationships that create value for our members and our communities,” MMPA CEO Joe Diglio said. “Cooperation with a fellow ag cooperative, Michigan Sugar Company, and the union of two great ingredients, cream and sugar, complement each other with every scoop of locally-made ice cream.”
Shaheen Development said all parties have been involved in the planning process for Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company, providing input on its look, feel and offerings. The new store joins the lineup of restaurant and retail stores already located within the Galleria at Uptown Place and will feature a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options with views of the Saginaw river and convenient access to the Riverwalk and Downtown Bay City.
The company’s website can be found here.