Lake Effect is an artisan ice cream company that specializes in unique, high-quality, handcrafted flavors. They use only local, homegrown ingredients and make every effort to support the local economy. A Pride of New York product. The ice cream is classified as super premium because it contains 14% - 15% butterfat and less air. Using less air means more ice cream. Each micro-batch is produced in small quantities (six quarts) and hand-packed for quality assurance and freshness.