About Us:

How it Began:

In 2002, the vision of Calabash Creamery began with husband and wife team, Greg and Kristi Hansen.  Sensing the growth and potential, they choose Calabash as the home for their new business.  Greg & Kristi decided to put their former professions to “pasture” and venture into a new direction. They enrolled and graduated from “Carpigiani Ice Cream College” where they learned the tricks of the trade.  On July 22, 2003 the Calabash Creamery opened its doors to the public.  Since then, they have been featured is several magazines and newspapers and awarded the BEST ice cream in Brunswick County, Greg and Kristi are very thankful to all of the local and out of town guests that have welcomed Calabash Creamery into their hearts and families.

Inside Calbash Creamery - Ice Cream Parlor/Shop

Our Philosophy:

Calabash Creamery’s goal is to serve a superior product, using the very best ingredients in a friendly atmosphere.

Calabash Creamery makes premium homemade ice cream.  We use fresh 16% butterfat cream and the finest, freshest ingredients to make our numerous flavors.

When it comes to customer service, we pride ourselves in always greeting our customers with a friendly smile and giving them the best service around. Our staff is great and they will charm you with their “Southern Hospitality”.

Scoop and Dip Calabash Creamery Mascots

Meet Our Mascots:

Scoop and Dip have become as popular as our Award winning Ice Cream.  Each year 1000’s of customers take family photos with our two beloved cows.  When the Calabash Creamery opened, they hosted a “Name the Cow” contest, and Scoop was the perfect choice.  A few months later, a calf joined Scoop,  Dip was the only logical choice for a name.

We also have C.C. the Cow.  He makes appearances for birthday parties, local parades and special events. 

Community Support:

Greg & Kristi Hansen have always been willing to help out in their community.  In the past years they have supported the following organizations:
Brunswick County Schools
Brunswick County Relay for Life
Communities In Schools
Brunswick County Sherriff’s Department
South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club
Local Church Youth Programs
Brunswick County Concerned Bikers Association – Toys for Tots Poker Run
WBHS Athletics and Yearbook
Calabash Merchants Association

In the News:

  • Southern Living Magazine, August 2005

  • The Sun News, July 2008

  • Island Living Magazine, July 2009                                                                          
  • Heart to Heart Magazine, September 2010
  • ATMC Brunswick Spotlight, June 2012 

  • Coastal Living Magazine, July 2015

  • Our State Magazine, June 2015


Best of Brunswick 2008-2015,  8 years in a row! 
“1st Place for the Best Ice Cream in Brunswick County, NC”
Votes cast by the community

WWAY TV3 "And the Winner is" 

2010 - Best Ice Cream in the Cape Fear Region

Pictured Below:
Standing ~ 
Sheila Barringer: Manager
Greg & Kristi Hansen: Owners, Operators

Reader's Choice Best in Brunswick County