Q. Are your products made in a peanut-free plant?

A.  As of May 2020, the St Louis plant (#29-277) will be producing items on the cup line (3oz – 16oz cups) that may contain peanuts and/or tree nuts.  Stick products (pops, ice cream bars, etc.), will be made on lines that do not run products with peanuts but may contain tree nuts.  Traditional rectangle sandwiches and push-ups are run on lines that do not run peanuts or tree nuts.  Only cone products produced at our Lafayette plant (#18-497) are run on lines that may also produce items made with peanuts.  After a full cleaning cycle, we test to confirm that there is no peanut residual on any line, before the next non-peanut production run.

To ensure no cross contamination occurs employees are trained on Proper Allergen handling procedures and tested annually to verify competence.”

If you are concerned about nut allergy products, use caution and check individual product packaging for specific information. Be allergy safe.


Q. Does your ice cream contain any growth hormones or antibiotics?

A. Never! Because we’re part of the Prairie Farms Dairy family, we can guarantee that the milk we get from the cows on our farms are raised without artificial growth hormones and absolutely no antibiotics. We only use 100% real dairy because that’s what makes the best tasting ice cream!


Q. Are your products kosher?

A. Almost all of our products are certified kosher and meet the stringent guidelines required. If a product contains ingredients that prohibit certification, then the CRC logo will not appear on the nutrition label.


Q. What is Ice Cream Specialties? I thought you were part of Prairie Farms?

North Star is the brand name of our line of frozen treats. Ice Cream Specialties is our manufacturing company name. Prairie Farms is our parent company.


Q. I have an ice cream truck and want to sell your products. How can I get them?

A. We can help with that! Just complete our request for product information form and someone will contact you immediately. We recommend a 3 month lead time for summer products, so don’t wait to place your order. Click to Contact Us