While she was studying flute in Boston, Ellen Beal was also studying something else: the delicious homemade ice cream that the northeast is so famous for. When she returned to her home city of Charleston, Ellen realized there was a need for great ice cream. With that, Ellen decided that she wanted to bring the same delicious, high-quality ice cream to West Virginia that she was able to enjoy in New England.

So, in September of 1997, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream was born with the simple mission to delight customers with all-natural, high-quality ingredients and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. For more than 15 years, Ellen’s is still doing just that. Whether it’s while playing her flute or in the kitchen of Ellen’s, Ellen takes pride in all that she does – especially when it comes to making ice cream.