Looking for a sweet treat? There are several unique Ohio Ice Cream Shops just waiting for you! Read on to learn more about 22 Ohio ice cream shops to visit!
Visit some Delicious Ohio Ice Cream Shops
When it comes to Ohio and Ice Cream, it is a match made in dessert heaven! In fact, Ohio does ice cream very well. Ohio is home to several major ice cream brands including Handels, Jenis, Velvet Ice Cream, and Graeters.
Visiting Ohio Ice Cream Shops is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. In fact, Ohio has its very own ice cream trail! Now that sounds like fun! We did include some frozen custard places in our list as well!
Map of Ohio Ice Cream Shops
Ohio Ice Cream Shops to Visit
Young’s Jersey Dairy
Young’s Dairy is a HUGELY popular place in central Ohio. It has an ice cream shop, cheese store, restaurant, and entertainment. You can spend all day here!
- Address: 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
- Phone: 937-325-0629 | Website | Facebook
Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl
Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl has been serving the community for over 70 years! Tom’s is a great place to grab lunch AND some delicious ice cream. You can find sundaes, ice cream cake rolls, and more!
Hartzler Family Dairy
The Hartzler Ice Cream Shop is a family-oriented place. It has retail offerings, indoor and outdoor seating as well as two playgrounds.
Taggarts Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant
When you step foot into Taggarts you will instantly feel teleported back in time! Enjoy classic favorites as well as other food on their menu.
This creamery specializes in small batches of ice cream using quality ingredients.
Mitchell’s Homemade uses ingredients from nearby local farmers.
There are nine Mitchell’s Homemade Stores in the Cleveland area, for their addresses and phone numbers, drop down the list below.
Miller’s Creamery has 3 locations! Their first shop opened 19 years ago! This family business features homemade sherbert as one of its many specialties.
New Phila (Walk-up window open April- September):
Dover (Open year around with dine-in):
Millersburg (Open year around with dine-in):
Pav’s has four locations, but the Akron location uses the old-fashioned Soeder Sons Batch machines. This location is open seasonally.
Aglamesis Ice Cream Shop
Aglamesis makes rich, premium ice creams. They have been creating ice cream for well over a century.
Toft’s Dairy & Ice Cream
This ice cream parlor started from a small family dairy farm and has transitioned into a large operation. The menu here is BIG. You can find all the traditional ice cream flavors as well as unique ones! Shakes, malts, flurries, sundaes, they have it all!
Open during the warmer months and closes during the cooler months. Perfect old-style type of ice cream place!
The story behind Jubie’s Creamery – it started with the purchase of a long abandoned building and a dream to make the best ice cream.
- Address: 471 W. Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, Ohio 45324
- Phone: 937-874-5391 | Website | Facebook
This creamery has delicious and unique flavors like honey lavender, sweet corn and sorghum, and buttermilk pie.
Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream
There are two locations for Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream. They are considered a landmark in Findlay Ohio. If you have food allergies, they have a very clear and lengthy list of allergens in products on their website.
- Main Store: 400 W Main Cross St, Findlay, Ohio 45840
- East Store: 1217 Tiffin Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840
- Phone: 419-422-4474 | Website | Facebook
Emma’s Frosty Kreme
Emma’s is another great small-town feeling ice cream place.
Crazy Cone Dari
This diner offers main courses as well as some very different ice cream flavors, such as Cotton Candy and Blue Cookie Dough.
Lil e’s Ice Cream Truck
This is a mobile truck that is set up in different locations. They advertise where they will be on their Facebook page
Stricklands was founded in 1936 and in 2002 started to offer franchises. There are currently three locations:
Stricklands Frozen Custard, Akron:
Stricklands of Streetsboro:
Stricklands of Cuyahoga Falls:
Brown’s Dairy Dock
This family-owned business is open seasonally and provides delicious soft-serve flavors.
Falls Ice Cream
Another reader favorite, write in! What caught our eye is that they offer specialty ice cream such as low-sugar and non-dairy options!
Country Parlour Ice Cream
This ice cream shop is known for its old-fashioned texture and flavor! You won’t be disappointed with this reader-favorite!
- Address: 12905 York Delta Drive Ste C, North Royalton, Ohio 44133
- Phone: 440-237-4040 | Website | Facebook
Rosati’s Frozen Custard
Rosati’s is open seasonally. You can get classics like shakes, malts, sundaes, as well as frozen custard and regular ice cream.
The Pinecone Ice Cream Shop
This is located at the Maria Gardens North Royalton! The best of both worlds: plants and ice cream! This is another reader favorite and submission!
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has various locations in Ohio as well as shops nationwide! Jeni’s is on a mission to make ice cream better and bring people together! They believe in community. They are known for the deliciously unique flavors of ice cream.
For more information about the locations below, visit the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams website.
- Jeni’s Factory 52, Cincinnati | Norwood | Phone: 513-822-2770
- Jeni’s Cleveland | Chagrin Falls | Phone: 440-247-2064
- North Market | Phone: 614-228-9960
- Grandview Heights | Phone: 614-488-2680
- Short North | Phone: 614-294-5364
- Dublin | Phone: 614-792-5364
- Clintonville | Phone: 614-447-0500
- German Village | Phone: 614-445-6513
- At the Commons | Phone: 614-867-5512
- Easton | Phone: 614-476-5364
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Graeters has many many locations throughout the state of Ohio! As well as surrounding states. Graeter’s Ice Cream also ships nationwide! Graeter’s has two ice cream trucks that can be hired out for events in Cincinnati and Columbus (see links in the list below).
If you want to visit the website of any of the Graeter’s Ice Cream stores, drop down the list below for the links.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Headquarters is in Cincinnati.
Crosstown Creamery is a restaurant as well as an ice cream shop. They offer a selection of your favorite comfort foods with their own twist, ensuring they are made with the freshest ingredients possible.
They offer hand-dipped ice cream, as well as other handmade desserts. The ice cream is Johnson’s Real Ice Cream, with over 20 delightful and unique flavors!
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Velvet Ice Cream Factory
This ice cream shop is open from May through October each year. They are located at Ye Olde Mill Ice Cream Museum.
Handel’s Ice Cream and Yogurt
Handel’s has multiple locations throughout the state of Ohio. A huge draw is not only the mouth-watering ice cream choices but also the choices of cones. They have traditional cake cones, sugar cones, waffle cones, as well as waffle bowls.
If you want to visit the website of any of the Handel’s Ice Cream stores, drop down the list below for the links.
Handel’s Ice Cream have their headquarters in Canton.
Honey Hut has five locations in northeast Ohio. The original Honey Hut opened back in 1974 and has been a favorite of Ohioans ever since! Honey Hut was a reader write-in and favorite!
- Brecksville: 7304 Chippewa Rd. Brecksville, Ohio 44141
- Brunswick: 922 Pearl Rd. Brunswick, Ohio 44212
- Old Brooklyn: 4674 State Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44109
- Parma: 6250 State Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44134
- Solon: 28300 Miles Rd. Solon, Ohio 44139
Orr Valley Creamery
The Orr Valley Creamery is in Orrville in northeast Ohio. As well as some unique flavors of ice cream, such as Cow Tippin’, Red Rider Rendezvous, Dismal Swamp, and Good Knight Blue Moon, they have a range of sandwiches and monthly specials.
A selection of ‘Sarasota Concretes’, a cup filled with custard with a variety of toppings. Some examples:
- Sunset: Vanilla Custard, Peaches, Raspberries, and Blackberries
- Top Turtle: Vanilla Custard, Caramel, Pecans, topped with Hot Fudge
- Backyard Dirt: Vanilla Custard, Oreos, Chocolate Chips and Gummi Worms
Z’s Cream and Bean
This ice cream shop opened in 2010 with the mission to create the creamiest ice cream. With some trial and error, the task was a success. They are known for their creamy vanilla bean ice cream!
Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream
Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream is in Mount Vernon, and they offer a wide selection, including scoops, classic sundaes, specialty sundaes, as well as Round Hill Dairy specials.
You can select from many toppings such as hot fudge, marshmallow, rainbow sprinkles, candy eyes, and more.
- Address: 300 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
- Phone: 740-326-6768 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Bluffton Dari Freeze
Bluffton Dari Freeze is a seasonal ice cream shop in Bluffton, northwest Ohio. They open in mid-March and close in mid-September. They also sell diner-style food and beverages.
Shorty’s Ice Cream Parlor
Shorty’s is in the storefront of the Columbus Washboard Company in Logan. They also offer a full lunch menu. They call themselves the ‘Home of the Gnome Cone‘ – this is a glass dish with a swirl of cream, an upside-down ice cream cone, and a cherry for a nose – it’s cute!
There are also non-dairy ice cream and seasonal flavors such as Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pecan Pie. You can enjoy favorites such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate too.
If quality ice cream is what your looking for then look no further. With a vast variety of flavors, ranging from well know like chocolate and vanilla. To black raspberry chip and boldly bearcat. Graeters has it all.Brooke S (Yelp)
Cindy’s Insider Ohio Tips!
I love ice cream, and I am delighted to say that some of these ice cream shops sell dairy-free and gluten-free varieties. Think past summer when it comes to ice cream. There’s something delightful about sitting in a cozy ice cream shop and savoring its diverse flavors, making it a pleasurable experience any time of the year!
What is Ohio’s favorite ice cream?
In a recent survey of the Buckeye State, it was found that Ohio likes chocolate chip ice cream the best. Our initial guess would have been the “Buckeye flavor” since we are the Buckeye State!
Ice Cream at Home
If you cannot make it to one of Ohio’s Ice Cream Shops you can still enjoy ice cream at home. Of course, you can order it from one of the many ice cream shops listed above or you can make some ice cream at home! You can easily make your favorite flavors like Rocky Road Ice Cream, Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream, and BubbleGum Ice Cream at home.
Let’s go get some ice cream in Ohio!
Have you visited any of these Ohio ice cream shops? We would love to hear about your experience! Did we miss including your favorite Ohio ice cream shop on the list? If so, drop us a comment and let us know! We will be happy to add it!
Want to check out more eating places in Ohio? You might like to take a look at Hocking Hills Diner, situated in Logan, Ohio. Or Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in Dublin, where you can also get snacks. Also in Dublin is Cap City Diner.