Happy National Ice Cream Day! This just might be my favorite holiday. I mean, who doesn't like an excuse to eat ice cream! Every June, in honor of National Dairy Month, my family goes on an Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip. This is a fun and sweet tradition that not only lets us see new places across the state, but we get to eat great food too. Through our travels we've had a lot of great ice cream, and through some hard deliberation around a bowl of ice cream, we have selected our top soft serve and hard ice cream in Iowa! Someone has to do the hard work, and for you Iowa, our family has sacrificed calories to do so. ;)
Top Iowa Soft Serve Ice Cream: The Whippy Dip in Decorah, Iowa
The Whippy Dip is a seasonal walk-up ice cream stand that serves creamy and rich soft serve ice cream in the heart of Iowa's "Dairy Country" in Northeast Iowa. This ice cream shop even sources its milk from a local dairy - you wouldn't expect anything less would you?
Top Iowa Hard Ice Cream: Heyn's Ice Cream in Iowa City, Iowa
Heyn's Ice Cream is in the heart of Iowa City. Their cute Holstein dairy cow decor and over 40 flavors of hard ice cream make for a fun ice cream experience!
Their flavors of ice cream offer so much variety and rich flavor, we feel like the best way to eat it is simply served in a cone (or maybe in one of their Dream Cones which are hand dipped and rolled in sprinkles or Butterfinger crumbles). Our pick, which is also their top seller, is their Monster Mash, a vanilla ice cream with monster cookies mixed in it.
So there you have it! Our pick's for Iowa's top soft serve and hard ice creams! Enjoy and celebrate National Ice Cream Day today! What is your favorite ice cream shop? Remember to Comment for a Cause!