Who We Are

    Locally made treats with milk from local farmers -- that’s our promise to you, to our dairy farm partners and to our community. Ruggles Ice Cream is owned by Smith Foods, which has been family owned and operated since 1909. We source all of the milk for our wide variety of flavors and frozen treats from small dairy farms all within a 50-mile radius of our Orrville, Ohio, facility. We’ve built long-lasting partnerships with these hardworking farmers who own and operate their dairy facilities.

    We offer many delicious ice cream flavors and frozen treats made with the freshest cream and finest ingredients. The Ruggles brand was founded in 1979 and includes our 1.5 Quart Retail Pack Premium Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, No-Sugar-Added Ice Cream, Retail Pack Novelties, Sherbet and 3-Gallon Cans for Dipping or Food Service. Quality comes first: All of the milk used in our products is produced without the use of artificial growth hormones (rBST). Our motto is “scoop, scoop, yum, yum” because we always pack in more bits and goodies per bite than our competitors!

    We’ve come a long way from our days with two horses, two wagons and a hand-cranked ice cream maker, but some things never change: Supporting our community and building partnerships with our local farmers while delivering high-quality, delicious desserts is our mission.

    Support local dairy farmers, support Ruggles.