Ice cream is a necessity for these hot summer days and my family loves to support small businesses. So, I reached out to family and friends for their favorite mom and pop ice cream shops. I don’t know about you, but now I have an ice cream shop summer bucket list.
Dreamy Whip; 3020 Washington St., Burlington
The inside storefront is now open! Remember to keep your distance and line up on the sidewalk.
For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 859-426-6065.
Filmore’s Dairy Hut; 7500 Burlington Pike, Florence; fillmores-dairy-hut.hub.biz
Open for take-out only.
For more information, visit their website or call 859-371-7221.
Fort Thomas Ice Cream, LLC; 1013 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas
Dine-in at a limited capacity is available.
For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 859-441-0294.
Graeter’s Ice Cream; 301 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell; graeters.com
Drive-thru and curbside service available. Call (859) 341-3005.
Various locations across NKY and Cincinnati. To find a location nearest to you, visit their website.
Sharky’s Arctic Sweets & Eats; 9924 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria
Carry-out, walk-up window and drive-thru available. Call 859-448-0999 to place an order. Playground is expected to open soon upon the governor’s order.
For more information, visit them on Facebook.
Sweet Tooth Candies; 125 W 11th St., Newport; sweettoothchocolates.com
Only five customers and one person per family/group paying together permitted in the store at a time with social distancing.
For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 859-581-6763.
Whit’s Frozen Custard; 2026 Harris Pike Road, Independence; whitscustard.com
Patio and dining room seating available for this location.
For more information, head to their Facebook page. Other locations include: Highland Heights, Ky; Lebanon, Oh; Trenton, Oh.
Aglamesis Bro’s Ice Cream and Candy; 3046 Madison Road, Cincinnati; aglamesis.com
Pick-up, carry-out and dine-in available. Call 513-531-5196 to order ahead.
For more information, head to their Facebook page.
Hello Honey; 633 Vine St., Cincinnati; hellohoneyicecream.com
Dine-in and carry-out available; call 513-399-7986. Guests are asked to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing while in the shop.
For more information, visit their Facebook.
The Cone; 6855 Tylersville Road, West Chester; thecone.com
Drive thru is open, and, for a shorter wait time, you can park and head to the Front Window to order (they now have three windows open); seating areas inside and outside are open, too, with all social distancing protocols in place.
Visit them on Facebook for more information or call 513-779-7040.
Mt. Washington Creamy Whip & Bakery; 2069 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati
Dine-in and carry-out available; they ask that guests practice social distancing between parties and keep groups less than 10.
For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 513-231-5295.
Pendleton Parlor: Ice Cream & Cookie Dough; 1218 Broadway St., Cincinnati; pendletonparlor.com
For more information, their Facebook page or call 513-381-0925. Other locations include: 2069 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati; and 119 Main St., Milford.
Putz’s Creamy Whip; 2673 Putz’s Place, Cincinnati; putzscreamywhip.com
They are now implementing new practices to keep everyone safe and asks that everyone practices social distancing while waiting to order; picnic tables will not be available at this time.
For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 513-681-8668.
The Goody Shop; 2009 Springdale Road, Cincinnati
Drive-thru service and outdoor seating on the side of the building available.
For more information, visit them on Facebook page or call 513-742-8771.
Tucker’s Whippy Dip; 127 East Main St., Mason
Right now, they will be drive-thru only and their patio is closed as well as their parking lot (in order to fit as many cars as possible). A public seating area is set up right across the street by the parking lot behind Mason Grill.
For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 513-459-7966.
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