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100% of the profits go to S.A.Y. Detroit.

Created by S.A.Y. Detroit founder Mitch Albom, the Detroit Water Ice Factory is a non-profit dessert store in downtown Detroit. The store follows the “Newman’s Own’’ model of philanthropy, offering delicious frozen dessert, gourmet popcorn, rice pudding, Philly pretzels, and more delicious desserts with the sole goal of raising funds to help others. Servers are members of partner youth programs.

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Campus Martius | (313) 888-9106
1014 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI, 48226
The Detroit Water Ice Factory makes fresh water ice daily using closely guarded and until now, secret recipes donated by Jon and Adriana Adams, the owners of the award-winning Primo Water Ice in Westmont NJ, widely considered the best in an area that is the birthplace of American water ice. The couple met Albom a few years ago, and responded to his request to create something charitable in the dessert food business.

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Detroit Water Ice to Distribute Free Gourmet Popcorn to Celebrate Launch of New Product Line

DETROIT, MI./Oct. 26 - The Detroit Water Ice Factory, downtown Detroit’s successful philanthropic dessert store of S.A.Y. Detroit charities, will celebrate a fall launch of a new product line beginning at noon Tuesday, Oct. 31 at its flagship location at One Campus...

Electrician Lends a Hand At Detroit Water Ice

DETROIT — Doug Watson isn’t a carpenter by trade—he’s a longtime electrician at The Conti Corporation—but he raised his hand anyway when he heard that S.A.Y. Detroit needed some work done at its Detroit Water Ice Factory in downtown Detroit. The request: Install a...

DETROIT film stars scoop FREE water ice

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