Creamery Can – Local Produce

At the Creamery Can our milk which is used for our home made ice cream comes from a very nearby local source. In fact it is so close that a few visitors wandered by to take a look at how we are serving our ice cream and Knickerbocker Glory’s.

Creamery Can - Local Produce

Creamery Can - Local ProduceNow there’s something you don’t see every day at your local coffee shop! These two calves were just born and decided to go for a walkabout to see what else goes on on their farm. Because the Creamery Can is part of Dundermot Farm you may well get a glimpse of some farm animals and get a visit from our farmyard dog, Alfie, when you call in for your lunch or a treat.


At the Creamery Can we love the fact that we can use produce from our own farm to make beautiful treats which we can serve to you – our customers. If you need a treat or are looking for a serene, and scenic place to enjoy a cuppa then head out to the Creamery Can on Dundermot farm and keep you eyes peeled as you might meet some of our local animal friends!

Click here to find out how the Creamery Can is working with other local businesses to use only the best local produce.

Homemade Scones at the Creamery Can

The Creamery Can, Ballymena, serve homemade scones with cream which are the perfect partner for a cup of tea. Our scones are hand made and as fresh as can be. They are a huge hit but we still are left with one question – How should we be pronouncing the word “scone”?

Homemade Scones at the Creamery Can

Well here at the Creamery Can we have been doing some research.

According to one academic study, two-thirds of the British population pronounce it SCON with the preference rising to 99% in the Scottish population. Similarly, in the Republic of Ireland, they pronounce it ‘scon’. Experts say this is the correct pronunciation of the term as Ireland is the birthplace of the scone. (Source)

and it turns out that we aren’t the only one who were wondering how to pronounce ‘scone’. Here is an old poem which tries to get to the bottom of it.

I asked the maid in dulcet tone
To order me a buttered scone;
The silly girl has been and gone
And ordered me a buttered scone. (Source)

At the Creamery Can in Ballymena we don’t care how you pronounce it – we only want you to enjoy it. Our fresh scones are a real customer favourite so we know that when you call out to try one you won’t be left disappointed. Come to the Creamery Can at Station Road in Glarryford and enjoy a cup of tea and one of our homemade scones.

Creamery Can Knickerbocker Glory

A Knickerbocker Glory from the Creamery Can outside Ballymena is enough to convince you that summer is coming. We introduced the Creamery Can Knickerbocker Glory to some of our customers last month and it is fair to say that verdict was overwhelmingly positive.

Creamery Can Knickerbocker Glory

The Creamery Can Knickerbocker Glory can be designed by you. Pick your 2 favourite ice cream flavours and then sit back and enjoy.

Having a Knickerbocker Glory always takes us back to our childhood, when the summers always seemed to be longer and warmer. We know that kids today will enjoy our homemade ice cream just as much as we did back then.

Consider bringing your kids out – maybe a treat during revision time, or to celebrate the end of their exams. We know that lots of primary 7 pupils will be finding out about the school they will be going to in the new term – treat them to a special day out to the Creamery Can to let them celebrate moving on from Primary School. Really the Creamery Can Knickerbocker Glory is just an excuse for you to spend some time with the kids, and enjoy a tasty ice cream together.

Call out at the Creamery Can soon to enjoy our Homemade Ice Cream in a Knickerbocker Glory.

Enjoy a Coffee at the Creamery Can Ballymena

The Creamery Can in Ballymena know that lots can happen over a simple cup of coffee. At the Creamery Can we watch as friends have a good catch up, plans are made and a simple cup of coffee is a great excuse to spend an afternoon in the company of someone you love. Coffee is important to our customers so that makes it important to us – here are some facts about what goes into your cup here at The Creamery Can.

Enjoy a Coffee at the Creamery Can Ballymena

Our supplier of coffee is Bailies in Belfast. They have ensured that our choices of coffees and teas are exactly what we are looking for.
Our espresso is Puccini, Winner of 1 star at the 2012 Great Taste Awards and 2 stars at the 2013 Great Awards! Experience dark chocolate, and caramel in this delicious espresso. This coffee has a buttery body, mild balanced acidity and a long sweet creamy finish. This blend is 100% Arabica beans which ensures a smooth and balanced mouthfeel.

Bailies blend is of the finest coffee beans from Brazil, Guatemala, Sumatra and Ethiopia. Each origin is carefully roasted separately by hand and then blended together to create this fine espresso.

Paired with one of our caramel squares, a slice of homemade cake or a scone we guarantee that a cup of Bailies coffee will make your day. Call in with the Creamery Can in Glarryford outside Ballymena, for a little treat and enjoy a cup of our Bailies Coffee.

Gluten free options at the Creamery Can

The Creamery Can in Glarryford outside Ballymena offer some tasty gluten free options. Gluten free options are available on the menu at the Creamery Can because we feel that it is important to cater for customers with special dietary needs. Gluten causes health problems in sufferers of celiac disease. If you suffer from celiac disease or have dietary needs then please inform our staff and we will do our best to cater for your needs.

Gluten free options at the Creamery Can

Here are some of our gluten free treats:

Gluten free options at the Creamery Can

All our ice cream is gluten free. Here it is served with our autumn crumble cake, which is also gluten free. 

Gluten free options at the Creamery Can

And these are salted chocolate and honeycomb bars – they are always a big hit.  They are an excellent treat to be enjoyed with a pot of tea or a cup of coffee.

Enjoy these and many more gluten free options at The Creamery Can

Creamery Can – Ice Cream

The Creamery Can in Glarryford outside Ballymena serve home made ice cream. As spring is starting to appear again this is a good time to introduce you to one of our favourite Creamery Can products. Our home made ice cream.

One of the best things is that we know exactly what quality ingredients we put into it. That is why we use our own organic milk and cream produced on our very own farm. Hugh has been introducing lots of new flavours including Snickers, Ferrero Rocher, rhubarb & custard, lemon meringue and white chocolate. Also keep an eye out for our seasonal variations – last years in celebration of the ‘Oul Lammas fair’ Hugh made Yellow Man ice cream! It was a big hit.

Creamery Can - Ice Cream

Really the sky is the limit when it comes to ice cream flavours and we love to experiment! Since our basic creme anglaise is of such a high creamy quality due to its organic milk and cream content, really our ice cream can carry off any flavour with flair! Our Ice Cream is available in a cone or in tubs. We also can add it to one of our home made tasty desserts. We don’t know about you but cannot wait for the sunny weather to arrive so we can tempt you to even more wonderful flavours. Call in with us at the Creamery Can in Glarryford, Ballymena to see the flavours which are available in our homemade ice cream.

Creamery Can working alongside local business

The Creamery Can in Glarryford, outside Ballymena, love working with local businesses. We are passionate about having locals provide us with their very best ingredients, and produce and we believe that the benefits are passed on to the customer. We have already written about where our delicious sausages come from – you can read about that here.

It’s not just butchers we work with – we get all of our soda and potato bread from Phil’s Bakery which is just up the road in Cloughmills.


And those fresh, free range eggs are supplied by Ballyeamon Eggs from Cushendall – again they are of a high quality, perfect for a beautiful cooked breakfast or to use to bake one of our delicious cakes!

Supporting businesses in our local community is something that is very important to us here at the Creamery Can. Community is something which we all need, and doing something as simple as choosing to but local is a great way to make new connections and foster that community feeling in your location. We love serving our customers the best of what is on offer and we are privileged to be able to work alongside such hard working businesses to give you the best. Come out and experience a beautiful local meal at the Creamery Can in Glarryford.

Creamery Can – Why we love serving you

The Creamery Can opened earlier this year outside Ballymena and we love serving our customers with the best local produce in our beautiful restaurant.

Hugh and I love food, love community and love a good cup of coffee!



When we set out on this adventure we wanted to create a coffee shop where people in our rural location could meet and where food would be served to the highest possible standards, all freshly made on site. I adore home baking and the wholesome country traditions that commercialism sadly has squeezed out in favour of profit margins. We are so inspired by the buzz of conversation and laughter in The Creamery Can, where friends of all ages and backgrounds enjoy spending some quality time together.



We love getting to know our customers and we listen carefully to their special requests and feedback. Hugh has farmed all his life and my background is music teaching and accompanying so this has been quite a diversification but our love of quality food and coffee has always been prevalent in our lives. Now we get to share it more publicly.

We hope that you are enjoying the food and drinks provided in the Creamery Can as much as we enjoy making them. Call in with us now to enjoy our handmade local Ballymena produce at the Creamery Can.

Fresh Soup at the Creamery Can

Here at the Creamery Can in Glarryford, Ballymena we are continually revising our menu. We add new options to the usual favourites.

This winter we have introduced beautiful home made soups all freshly made on site every morning. Our most popular is our country vegetable though our customers have also really enjoyed spiced parsnip and also sweet potato and cumin. These are perfectly complemented by our home made wheaten bread. We are sure that our soup will be a firm favourite on our menu right through the chilly winter. If you haven’t tried our soup yet then get down to the Creamery Can – you won’t regret it!

Creamery Can working with local butcher

We know here at the Creamery Can we spend lots of time talking about our caramel squares, cakes and yummy treats but we know that lots of our customers prefer our savoury snacks and meals. It is important for local businesses to support each other and that is why we at the Creamery Can work with local butcher Tom Ferguson. That means that our bacon, sausages and ham come from just a few miles down the road.


One of the best things about working with Tom is that he makes our sausages himself. Hugh from the Creamery Can has been able to go and meet with Tom and discuss exactly what we want in our sausages. When you order a fry, each sausage has been designed to Hugh’s very own specifications to make sure it has a high pork content and is a unique high quality product.

So when you get your breakfast, lunch or any savoury snack at the Creamery Can you are you aren’t just enjoying a unique view – you are also getting the benefit of local expertise and excellent produce. We love working with local businesses and producers – that is what makes the Creamery Can so special.


Dundermot House, 30 Station Road, Glarryford, Co Antrim BT44 9RA
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