Bre's Ice Creamery began as a dream many, many years ago. I remember as a young child planning how my ice cream shop would be set up. As I got older the décor changed but the dream never did. I graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in Teaching and I taught Sixth Grade Reading until I had my first child, Ross. Twenty months later I had twin boys, Eric and Brett. Somehow my classroom of 20 seemed so much more manageable! I knew after Ross was born that I was going to be a stay at home mom. My days were busy but fun. The boys and I took advantage of play dates, trips to the library, visiting the beach and just playing. As the boys grew older I found I was desiring something more for myself. The time had come to switch the focus from their lives to mine. I must say at 18 and 20 I think they are thrilled to not be the center of my attention. As I thought about what I would like to do, my mind kept going back to ice cream. So ice cream it would be! It was now time to find the perfect location where I could become a part of the community. When I found my location at Colby Corner it felt like home. Making the final decision took a lot of soul searching. It was a big step to open a new business and the financial risk was scary. What helped to make my decision was the overwhelming support from my husband, boys and parents. My husband, Jim has been amazing through this entire process. He has been a constant cheerleader and pillar of strength. My boys have all been very excited about me doing something for me. They have been right beside me helping me fix up the shop, taste testing ice cream and giving me helpful input with many decisions. I have always tried to be a positive role model for my boys and having them see me take a risk and follow my dreams was what sealed the deal. My parents, Richard and Betty Rogers own Rogers Spring Hill Farm in Ward Hill and in a sense I feel like I am going back to my roots. They are thrilled with the endeavor and have been excited to watch every phase take place. So with all of that love and support in my corner I am feeling like it's all good!
But wait, who is Bre? Bre has a very special meaning to me. It is my boys initials; Brett, Ross and Eric. It is also our first Black Lab who was like a fourth child. She loved to play with the boys and would even ride on their snowmobiles with them. She left a huge hole in our hearts when she died. Soon after Bre we got a Chocolate Lab named Casey. We have had Casey for five years and she is a love and my constant companion. We also have another Black Lab named Diva. We adopted her a few months ago and she has lived up to her name. She is a nervous dog but very loveable.
So that is who we are. I hope that you will grow to associate the name Bre with a warm, friendly place. A place where you go and enjoy the company of others and experience some fantastic ice cream in the process!
Cake Batter: Yellow cake batter flavored ice cream with cake pieces and a thick, rich fudge swirl.
Red Velvet: Red Velvet cake-flavored ice cream with red velvet cake pieces and a cream cheese frosting swirl.
Cotton Candy: Blue and pink cotton candy flavored ice cream.
Graham Central Station: Graham-flavored ice cream with a graham cracker swirl and milk chocolate covered honeycomb crunch.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel: Vanilla ice cream with lots of chocolate-covered pretzels and salted caramel swirl.
Moose Tracks: Vanilla ice cream, miniature peanut butter cup truffles, and a thick, rich fudge swirl.