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A Cool College Hangout The BYU Creamery

Updated on September 2, 2010

Just Hangin' Out at the BYU Creamery

Let's meet up after class at the Creamery!
Let's meet up after class at the Creamery!

No Alcohol, Bring on the ice cream!

Brigham Young University, home of the world famous BYU Cougars, located in Provo, Utah, is America’s largest religious university. BYU is a private university which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sometimes referred to as the Mormons. In order to attend this prestigious institution, once admitted by meeting the strenuous admission qualifications, one must commit to adhere to an honor code, which among other things requires abstaining from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.

Perhaps for the typical college student this may seem like an end to anything fun. The BYU Creamery proves that this is just not the case!

The BYU Creamery is famous for its fresh made ice cream in a variety of unique flavors.

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

BYU Creamery on Ninth

The BYU Creamery has got it all!

One of the coolest places to be if you are a student at BYU is the Creamery on 9th Ave.

The creamery is part grocery store, part ice cream parlor, and part diner.

The actual Creamery processing plant.

The creamery processing plant provides jobs for students who attend BYU.
The creamery processing plant provides jobs for students who attend BYU.

A little BYU Creamery history.

In 1949, Phil Shumway, a member of the BYU animal science faculty was approached by the university treasurer and asked to set up a dairy products plant to turn raw milk from the BYU dairy into drinking products for the BYU campus dining services.  The production of milk led to other products like cheese, sour cream, and especially ice cream, of which there are now over 40 different flavors.   It was not long before the Creamery started carrying other general supermarket items, and has now become a full service grocery store.

BYU Creamery Hamburger and French Fries, a perfect combination.

Notice the fry sauce on the side!
Notice the fry sauce on the side!

Fry Sauce at the Creamery is the bomb!

Besides offering a place to grocery shop, the Creamery has a diner, which is a great place to grab a meal and hang out with your friends.

Rated as one of the top locations in Utah to get a great hamburger, The BYU Creamery keeps their costs low to accommodate the struggling college crowd.  The burgers are fresh, never frozen, and they are served on a delicious homemade bun, with all the toppings on the side.  Topped with fresh Creamery cheese it is a great burger for an incredibly low price. 

The Creamery is also known for their awesome French Fries.  Offering three kinds of fries, Spicy, Pepper, or Plain, The Creamery has plenty of Utah Fry Sauce to accent your meal.  BTW if you haven’t had Fry Sauce you just haven’t lived!

BYU Creamery Burgers- More Beef for your Buck!

BYU Creamery ice cream is always an adventure.

After the meal it is time for some fresh Creamery ice cream, which is located in the same building, at the Creamery ice cream parlor.  Here you can choose from a variety of flavors like Beehive Crunch, Ernestly Chocolate, LaVell’s Vanilla (which is named after the legendary BYU football coach, LaVell Edwards), or take a chance with the most feared flavor, Fire and Ice (cinnamon apple with Tabasco sauce).

The BYU Creamery sells around 75 to 90 gallons of ice cream daily, with Vanilla being the most popular flavor. During a BYU football game they have been known to sell as many as 180 gallons, that’s a lot of customers, wouldn’t you say?

Getting Crazy at the BYU Creamery

The BYU Creamery is the place you want to be!

As you can see, good food, great ice cream, and a place to pick up some much needed groceries is just the perfect combination for a good college “hangout”.  There is never a dull moment at the BYU Creamery. 

Now there are three great BYU Creamery locations to choose from.

Three Great Creamery Locations in Provo, Utah

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A markerCreamery on Ninth East (CONE) -
1209 N 900 E, Provo, UT 84604, USA
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Located on 900 East, just south of Heritage Halls, the Creamery on Ninth gives a close shopping alternative to the BYU community.

B markerWyview Creamery -
1990 N 40 W St, Provo, UT 84604, USA
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Phone: (801) 422-9201

C markerHelaman Creamery -
Provo, UT, USA
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      William 4 years ago from America

      The Creamery is the best!

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California

      Hi Simone,

      ;) you know it girl... the ice cream is to die for! I love the

      BYU Creamery!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      I totally should have gone to BYU T______T

      This looks like heaven!

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California

      @Hello, hello- I think the BYU Creamery is the perfect place for a college student to hang out. The ice cream is just an added bonus! :)

      @SuMos Party Place- A good burger and fries can make your day, right? lol The food is good at the BYU Creamery and the cost is low. It is a perfect college combination!

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      SuMos Party Place 7 years ago from Bay Area California

      Looove a good burger & fries! BYU creamery sounds like a fun place

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      A lovely place and especially for college student to meet and relax.

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California

      Hey Nana,

      Wouldn't it be great to head on over to the Creamery for lunch one day? Perhaps even pick up some mint brownies!

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      Kathryn Skaggs 7 years ago from Southern California

      LOVE the BYU Creamery!!! Yummy yummy:)

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California

      What's News,

      I think that keeping the cost low is one of the reasons that many students hang out there, besides the fact that the food is actually really good!

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      In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California


      I bet your son has already been to the BYU Creamery if he attends BYU! Not only do they sell great ice cream, but their mint brownies are to die for!

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      What's News 7 years ago

      I think it's cool how they try to keep the cost low for those struggling college kids. If ever in Utah I might drop in and give this place a try.

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I understand this is a big deal there. My oldest son is attending BYU right now.

      Keep on hubbing!