Young’s Dairy is the center of the dairy universe. The ice cream there is second to none. Nestled in Yellow Springs, a small town outside of Dayton, Young’s draws thousands of visitors from the surrounding areas of seekers of dairy delights and family fun. You know how sometimes you will see a hometown business that claims to be “World Famous”? Well Young’s might actually have a claim to that because throughout the store, there are people with Young’s Dairy shirts posing for photographs all around the wall from China to South America to Russia to Africa.
The Young’s “campus” has a lot to do besides just eat ice cream. Pictured above is a place you can go to feed the dairy cows or even watch the milking process. They also have a “Udders and Putters” area that consists of a putt putt golf course, as well as batting cages, and a driving range. What is there not to like about ice cream and putt putt golf?
Here is what I get each and every time. Granted there are a ton of awesome hand crafted flavors to choose from. You can choose from the calf-shake, to the cow-shake, to the bull-shake. I get the bullshake with the peppermint stick ice cream. The beauty of this shake, is it is both thick and thin at the same time. You can drink it from a straw, but they also plump in a scoop that floats at the top for good measure. Brilliant! You can’t take for granted the fact the ice cream comes straight from the cows, just a few hundred feet away. Fresh,creamy, and delicious!
Of course with cows just next door, why not pick up some breaded cheddar cheese curds with dipping sauce while you are at it? These are the best cheese curds I’ve ever had. They are breaded just right and fried to perfection. You can get the normal cheese curds pictured above, or the buffalo cheese curds if you like a little spice.
Finally, I wouldn’t be doing Young’s justice if I didn’t mention that the drive out there takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Ohio. Young’s is pretty close to a few state parks and Yellow Springs is a small town with lots of character and tradition. I can’t think of a single trip to Young’s Dairy that I didn’t absolutely love.