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Legacy Creamery: Where Every Scoop Has A Mission

Legacy Creamery: Where Every Scoop  Has A Mission

In the heart of Tullahoma, Tennessee, a unique gelateria is making waves, not just for its mouthwatering flavors but also for the heartwarming story that churns behind every scoop.

Legacy Creamery in Tullahoma, with its artisanal gelato (some say better than ice cream)is more than just a sweet treat destination; it's a place where culinary art meets a mission of love.

Legacy Creamery Ice Cream in Tullahoma -- Store FrontLegacy Creamery Ice Cream in Tullahoma 

The Art of Gelato

For those unfamiliar with gelato, it might seem like just another term for ice cream. However, gelato is a distinct Italian dessert that stands out in both texture and flavor. Gelato, in fact, means "Ice Cream" in Italian.  While both ice cream and gelato are made with milk, cream, and sugar, gelato uses more milk and less cream. This results in a dessert with a lower fat content than its ice cream counterpart and much more flavor.

Add-ins like brownies (yes, home made) are made then broken apart to add into the special mixtures. 

All of the ingredients are hand mixed on site.

Legacy Creamery in Tullahoma owners making Gelato / Ice CreamLegacy Creamery's Owners -- Cassy and Tony Grow -- Making the Gelato

Another distinguishing factor is the amount of air incorporated during the churning process. Gelato is churned at a slower speed, leading to less air being mixed in. This gives gelato its dense and creamy texture, allowing for a richer flavor experience. Because of its composition, gelato is also served at slightly warmer temperatures than ice cream, typically around 8 degrees, which further enhances its soft and smooth texture.

Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream at Legacy Creamery in TullahomaCookies and Cream Ice Cream at Legacy Creamery in TullahomaRed Velvet Ice Cream at Legacy Creamery In Tullahoma

These colorful pieces of edible art are just a few of the types of gelato to order.

Legacy Creamery Is More Than Just Gelato

Legacy Creamery's gelato is a testament to this art form. Made from fresh milk sourced from local Middle-Tennessee farms, every batch is hand-crafted with utmost care. The flavors range from the playful "Yabba Dabba Doo," a pink delight sprinkled with fruity pebbles, to the indulgent "Sweet Cream Gelato." With over 22 regular flavors and special ones making occasional appearances, the palette of tastes is as vast as it is delightful.

Legacy Creamery Ice Cream in Tullahoma multiple flavorsA sample of the Many Flavors at Legacy Creamery

But the flavors don't stop at just the gelato. Legacy Creamery takes pride in its homemade cones, freshly baked to provide the perfect crunchy complement to the creamy gelato. These cones, with their buttery aroma and crisp texture, elevate the gelato experience, making each scoop even more memorable.

Freshly made Ice Cream Cones / Gelato Cones at Legacy CreameryFreshly made Ice Cream Cones / Gelato Cones at Legacy Creamery

** This is the only home made / scratch made Gelato in the area -- with truly wonderful flavors.  **

Beyond the Cream: A Mission of Heart

While the gelato draws people in, it's the story behind Legacy Creamery that leaves a lasting impression. The creamery stands as a tribute to Eli Grow, a beacon of positivity and dreams. After his tragic passing in 2016, the Eli Grow Legacy Foundation was established to realize his dream of building an athletic facility in Tullahoma, ensuring that aspiring athletes wouldn't have to travel far for training.

Legacy Creamery in Tullahoma -- Eli Grow photoEli Grow

The profit of every scoop sold at Legacy Creamery goes to this mission. The funds raised go towards building an indoor athletic complex in Tullahoma TN, a testament to Eli's enduring legacy and the community's commitment to keeping his dream alive.

Legacy Creamery in Tullahoma -- Eli Grow playing football with headset onEli Grow playing the sport he loved

Savor the Legacy

Legacy Creamery is more than just a gelateria; it's a place where culinary delights meet a mission of heart. Every visit promises not just a treat for the taste buds but also a heartwarming experience that resonates with love, dreams, and community spirit.

Directions: Find Legacy Creamery behind the Coca Cola building on Wilson Avenue in Tullahoma.

So, if you're in Tullahoma, drop by Legacy Creamery. Discover the rich and creamy world of gelato, and in doing so, become a part of a legacy that's making a difference, one scoop at a time.

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