Gary's Ice Cream was first opened for business on August 9, 1973 by Gary F. Frascarelli. Prior to starting his own business Gary had spent 5 summers during high school and college working at Glennie's Ice Cream in Lowell, Massachusetts. When Gary's Ice Cream first opened, it bought all it's ice cream from a local manufacturer, but, within a month of opening an antique Mills 5-gallon batch freezer was up and running and Gary was making all his own ice cream.
Gary's Ice Cream makes all of its own ice cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Fountain Syrups and in the fall and spring Home Made candies including a high quality cream and butter Fudge.
Today, Gary's Chelmsford Farms Ice Cream is using a 10-gallon Emery Thompson batch freezer to make all of it's ice cream. With this machine, Gary's Ice Cream is able to turn out a batch of ice cream every 10 minutes or 60 gallons per hour (or over 400 gallons in an 8 hour day).