Happy National Ice Cream Day! If there was any day of the year to satisfy your sweet tooth today is that day. Our Curious Communities offer a variety of ice cream shops where even two scoops just sometimes isn’t enough. Click on the headlines to learn more.
Dane’s Dairy in southwest Iowa City has been serving the community for over 60 years. You can’t miss the large ice cream cone sign. They offer soft serve ice cream in everything from cones and shakes to twisters with your favorites toppings. You can be adventurous with specialties like a banana split or topsoil surprise. Order at the window and enjoy your treat at a picnic table, or take it to go from their drive-thru. Up to a half a gallon of ice cream can also be bought to take home.
With two locations in Iowa City and North Liberty, Heyn’s Ice Cream offers something special for everyone. Their ice cream is made fresh daily for both locations and goes to about 10 other shops in surrounding towns. With over 30 years of scooping ice cream, they have up to 44 flavors a day made hard-scooped and soft serve. Get your frozen goodness by the scoop or in a cone. They also have shakes, sundaes, and multiple specialties. Carry out orders up to a half gallon are also offered here.
Jon’s Ice Cream Store and Restaurant
In the center of Tiffin lies this popular spot that has been in business more than 40 years. Jon’s guarantees you can get the sweet treat anyway you want with a walk-up window, drive-thru, and indoor and outdoor seating. They serve ice cream in a variety ways but a must have is their locally named Clipper Whippers, made with soft serve ice cream or yogurt with your choice of candy to mix in. You can also get yourself ice cream by the scoop, shake, sundae, and more.
Established in Solon in 2019, Moo Moo’s has up to five ice cream trucks which are sent out daily from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids and in between. There is no shortage of options to choose from if you’re able to stumble across one. Moo Moo’s has handmade ice cream sandwiches, prepackages cups, and classic ice cream novelties. If you do not want to wait for their delicious goodness, they offer reservation options for private delivery to events like birthdays, weddings or even going to businesses.
Now there are multiple Dairy Queen locations in our Curious Communities. What makes this one so special? Just look at the pictures. Located on Riverside Drive along the Iowa River, this retro style DQ with neon signs has been an Iowa City favorite for years. The look and feel of walking up to the window to order transports you back to the 1950’s. It is a treat only store which means they do not sell food, only their iconic ice cream. There is outdoor seating making it the perfect spot for a summer’s day.