Our Story

Made by Canadians, for all of us Canadians!

At Chapman’s, we’ve been making perfectly delicious ice cream and frozen treats since 1973.
Today, we are the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada. Our product lineup includes more than 280 frozen treats – including premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, water ice Lolly’s and a range of novelties.

Our ongoing dedication to developing innovative products every Canadian can enjoy has been recognized by several health organizations and has earned Chapman’s numerous national and international awards.

After all these years, Chapman’s is still a family-run business. David and Penny continue to come to work every day. And thanks to their son Ashley, their dream of offering high-quality ice cream at a family-friendly price continues.

We think it’s the magic combination that makes Chapman’s perfect for the kid in all Canadians.

Two girls having a blast while eating Chapman's Fudge bar

Our commitment to health and safety

At Chapman’s, we’re proud that our production facilities are considered among the best in the industry. We love making products that bring a smile to

Sun Times article excerpt of David and Penny Chapman in 1993

The inside scoop on our history

In 1973, David and Penny Chapman moved into the rooms above the old creamery in Markdale, Ontario and began their family – and their business.

Ice cream mixing tanks in Chapman's Ice Cream's Phoenix plant

How Chapman’s makes ice cream

Have you ever wondered what goes into making Chapman’s traditionally-decadent ice cream? As a family-run business, we like to say it takes a lot of