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So what’s the Braum’s Story?

From Our Family To Yours

It all started with the idea that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. A concept that Founders Bill and Mary Braum and their children are proud of. In 1933, Bill Braum’s father purchased a small butter processing plant in Kansas. Bill worked with his father growing the family’s business, which eventually became “Peter Pan Ice Cream Stores.” In 1968, the family started Braum’s in Oklahoma. From there, Braum’s grew into the business you know today with stores in 5 states, and with the Braum’s dairy farm and processing plant in Tuttle, Oklahoma, at the heart of the operation. Braum’s remains a family business to this day.

Find out how your favorite ice cream and dairy store came to “B.”


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Braum’s Dairy Farm: Cows, Cows & More Cows

At Braum’s, we are committed to doing things better. The Braum’s Dairy Farm in Tuttle is one of the largest dairy operations in the world. Each day, we are milking thousands of cows an hour, providing enough fresh raw milk for more than one million glasses! We are also the only major ice cream maker in the country to milk our own cows. Because Braum’s milk comes from our private dairy herd, we know what’s in it. Braum’s dairy herd enjoys a 100% vegetarian diet grown right on our farm. No growth hormones or antibiotics added.

From Farm to Table

The fresh raw milk is transported to the Braum’s processing plant on our dairy farm, where we make all our dairy products. It takes less than 36 hours from the time the cow is milked until it arrives at your neighborhood store. We’re also busy baking cookies, muffins, bread, and more – fresh every day – at the Braum’s Bakery. Our trucks are on the road 363 days a year making fresh deliveries to your neighborhood store. Each is “3 stores in 1” with a Grill, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Fountain, and a Fresh Market Grocery. All our stores in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas are located within 330-miles of the Braum Family Farm to ensure freshness. From farm to table in record time.

Braum’s Beats Grocery Store Brands

Thanks to the unique way we process our Fat-Free and Low-Fat Milk, our milk is better for you than grocery store brands with up to 50% more calcium, protein and other essential vitamins and nutrients. Using a Mechanical Vapor Recompression Evaporator, we remove part of the milk’s natural water. This fortifies the milk naturally. Because it’s concentrated, it also tastes richer and thicker. Learn more about our nutrition standards, here.

Community Matters

Braum’s supports the community. The Braum’s Book Buddy reading program has cheered on generations of kids in their journey to become strong readers. This reading incentive program allows children to earn delicious prizes from Braum’s just by reading!

We also support many local organizations through contributions and donations. For inquiries, please refer to our donations page.