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Pensupreme ice cream is making a comeback in Lancaster County and launching four flavors at Miesse Candies, the first local business to carry the brand. Business partners, John Butz and Ingrid Natale, who have paired with Miesse's owner Tracy Artus, to announce the return of the brand after leaving the area in the late 90's on Monday, Jan., 3, 2022.

After nearly 30 years, the long-beloved Pensupreme ice cream has come back to life, thanks to a couple of diehard ice cream lovers from Lancaster.

The revival journey began in 2015, when John Butz, a vintage milk bottle collector, discovered that the Pensupreme trademark had expired. Butz “jumped right on it” with the United States Patent & Trade Office.  Once the trademark was in hand, he teamed up with his pal Ingrid Natale, who is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Business Administration at Drexel University. (Return to LancasterOnline later this week for more on how the Pensupreme ice cream revival came to fruition.) 

The grass-fed ice cream is having its big debut Saturday at Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor, its first official retail location. Butz and Natale will be behind Tracy Artus’s vintage soda fountain, serving up samples of their  “four core” flavors – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and mint chocolate chip. The first 50 customers will receive a Pensupreme souvenir.


  • Where: Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor, 118 N. Water St.; 717-392-6011
  • When: Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; the store will remain open to 4 p.m. and Tracy Artus promises that free samples will be offered all day.
  • What: Milkshakes, scoops and cones will be available for purchase, as well as pints of ice cream ($8.99).

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