Summer Ice Cream

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summer ice cream and fro-yo around dayton

I scream, you scream, we all scream… For ice cream!

Nothing hits the spot in the warm weather quite like a creamy cold scoop of ice cream.

From soft serve to Italian ice, we love it all!

Prepare for a clucking good time at The Coop, Hidden Valley Orchards’ ice cream shop. This charming spot is a true gem for ice cream lovers. Delight in the velvety richness of the chocolate and vanilla soft serve, lovingly swirled into cones or transformed into towering sundaes piled high with a variety of toppings bursting with flavor. Each sundae of the month is a celebration of the seasons showcasing fresh, in-season fruits and mouthwatering baked goods that will leave you longing for more. And let’s not forget the legendary Dole Whip, with flavors that rotate like the changing seasons – from the tropical allure of pineapple to the zesty tang of orange, cherry, mango, lemon, lime, and strawberry. The HVO Coop Crew is a dedicated team of ice cream enthusiasts that is always ready to serve up smiles and ensure your experience is cluck-tastic. Located between the main Market barn and the lively kids’ play area, The Coop is just that gateway to all that HVO has to offer on its sprawling 60-acre property. Make The Coop your go-to ice cream and family fun destination today!

Ben & Jerry’s

1934 Brown Street, Dayton
(937) 461-1888

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday 12pm-11pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Brownie Batter

DMC Team Tip::

  • They have a Free Cone Day once a year


2330-A N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek
(937) 312-9001
2 N. Main Street, Centerville
(937) 312-9001
2412 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood
(937) 534-0602

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Black Raspberry Chip
  • Buckeye

DMC Team Tip::

  • Beavercreek Location has a Drive-Thru
  • Oakwood Location has a Party Room

Ritter’s Frozen Custard

2226 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
(937) 252-3355
2531 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
(937) 320-0772

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Glaciers
  • Strawberry Shortcake Sundae

DMC Team Tip::

  • Dog’s Night Out the first Monday of every month where dog’s get a free dish

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

424 A E Stroop Road, Kettering
(937) 299-9939

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm; Sunday 12pm-9pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Dairy-free Orange and Dairy-free Pineapple mixed together
  • Mix flavors and add lots of toppings

Dairy Shed

55 Bellbrook Plaza, Bellbrook
(937) 848-8234

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12pm-9pm; Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm-9pm; Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 1pm-9pm

SOYO So Your Yogurt

971 S Main Street, Centerville
(937) 496-5574

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Dixie Dairy Dream

4542 S Dixie Drive, Moraine
(937) 293-2479

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 12pm-10pm

Airline Dairy Creme

224 N Dixie Drive, Vandalia
(937) 898-3100

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-9pm

Rita’s Italian Ice

3371 East Stroop Road, Kettering
(937) 296-0822

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Gelati – Mango Ice with Vanilla Custard

Young’s Jersey Dairy

6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs
(937) 325-0629

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 7am-11pm

DMC Reader Recommendation::

  • Cow Patty
  • Sorbet
  • Buckeye Sundae
  • Cotton Candy

DMC Team Tip::

  • Have lunch at the restaurant next door at the Golden Jersey Inn – the kids meal comes with ice cream but you can opt to get it later. Go play mini golf or visit the goats then get your cone from main area and enjoy outside!!

Ducky’s Snowballs and Ice Cream

100 W Market Street, Troy
(937) 703-5463

Hours: Thursday 2pm-10pm; Friday 3pm-10pm; Saturday 2pm-10pm; Sunday 1pm-9pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Louisiana Snowballs
  • Chocolate Milkshake

DMC Team Tip::

  • There are arcade games to play while you eat

Jet Freeze

4014 E Patterson Road, Dayton
(937) 429-5845

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm

DMC Reader Recommendation::

  • Classic Chocolate & Vanilla Twist
  • Shakes

3 Dips

33 S Main St, Miamisburg
(937) 247-5914

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 1pm-9pm; Friday-Saturday 1pm-9:30pm

Scoops Ice Cream

101 E Alex Bell Rd, Ste 188, Centerville
(937) 434-4446

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-8pm; Friday-Saturday 12pm-9pm

Jubie’s Creamery

471 W Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn
(937) 874-5391

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:30pm-9pm

DMC Reader Recommendation::

  • Dairy-free options

K & W Drive-In

450 S Main St., Springboro
(937) 748-1621

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm

DMC Team Recommendation::

  • Classic Vanilla & Chocolate Twist

DMC Team Tip::

  • The flavors are rotating

JD’s Old Fashioned Frozen Custard

322 Union Blvd # A, Englewood
(937) 836-9219

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-9pm

DMC Reader Recommendation::

  • Classic Chocolate & Vanilla Twist

Yogurt Mountain

4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek
(937) 429-2169

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-9pm

DMC Reader Recommendation::

  • Mix flavors and add a variety of toppings

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