Welcome to Ripleigh's Creamery, an innovative experience that goes beyond the classic ice cream flavors.
Concepted by teenager, Ripleigh Maring, during the pandemic. Maring set out to create a destination ice cream shop that offered up more than the basic flavors. She concepted separating the flavors into zones. "Safety Zone" with traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla to "We Dare You" with hyped up flavors that were a little out of the traditional flavor market like ube/coconut to "We Double Dog Dare" unusual flavors like Buffalo Chicken or Buttered Popcorn. Next, she added a 4th zone of seasonal favorites or specialties depending on the year to round out her collection to 32 flavors.
Partnering with her Mom, also a small business owner, she took over a small space in her Mom's McSherrystown, Pa warehouse to create her ice cream operations and began to learn the logistics of running a small company. Her first location, Emmitsburg, Md launched in 2021 at 14. Second location launched in McSherrystown, Pa in 2022 at 15 and her third location expanded in East York, Pa summer of 2023 at the age of 16.
In the spring of 2023, Ripleigh's father joined the team by obtaining a liquor license to create boozy alcohol and expanded the company to begin making freeze dried candy.
During the school year, Ripleigh oversees the development of seasonal flavors and shakes, works on marketing campaigns after school and can be found working behind the counter on the weekends all while trying to maintain a normal high school life.
Influenced by friends with tree nut allergies, Ripleigh personally set the standard for the creamery to have an allergen awareness policy. No ice creams are produced with tree nuts and all peanut butter ice creams are manufactured on a particular day and scooped onsite with a specific peanut butter policy.