Homemade Ice Cream - Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, OH
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Homemade Ice Cream

We make all of our own ice cream right here on the farm. Our ice cream is made from a 15% butterfat mix (pasteurized milk, cream, and sugar mixture). 15% butterfat ice cream is very rich in taste. It has a smooth, creamy texture and blends well with many flavors.

We make our ice cream with machines called batch freezers, which make 5 or 10 gallons of ice cream per batch. Each batch takes about 12-15 minutes to make. We add the flavorings at different stages of the process depending on how we want the ingredients mixed in.

The ice cream comes out of the machine at about 23-25 degrees and is immediately put into a specially built walk-in freezer that has a high wind velocity and an average temperature of 30 degrees below zero. Freezing ice cream quickly is one secret of making excellent ice cream. If you allow the ice cream to freeze slowly, large ice crystals will form and a rough texture will result (this is why when you try to freeze homemade ice cream it sometimes doesn’t taste very good the next day).

After the ice cream freezes hard, it’s ready to move to the store freezers. These freezers hold the ice cream at about 10 degrees below zero. At this temperature, ice cream maintains a fresh, creamy taste. Check out our Special Homemade Flavor of the Week!

Learn about our flavors and their descriptions

See a list of our flavors and their ingredients

Our Ice Cream Production Schedule for This Year

General Nutritional, Allergy and Gluten Information for Young’s Ice Cream

Flavor of the Week

 

JanuaryJuly
7 - Cow Patty
14 - Cookies & Cream
21 - Butter Pecan
28 - Black Walnut
1 - Black Raspberry
8 - Chocolate
15 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
22 - Vanilla
29 - Coffee
FebruaryAugust
4 - French Vanilla
11 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
18 - Sea Salty Caramel
25 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
5 - Key Lime Crunch
12 - Peaches & Cream
19 - Sea Salty Caramel
26 - Cookies & Cream
MarchSeptember
4 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
11 - Mint Chocolate Chip
18 - Cherry Vanilla
25 - Lemon Custard
2 - Peanut Butter Cup
9 - Rocky Road
16 - Wooly Wonka
23 - Cinnamon
30 - Pumpkin
AprilOctober
1 - Key Lime Crunch
8 - Cow Patty
15 - Peaches & Cream
22 - Peanut Butter Cup
7 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
14 - Mint Chocolate Chip
21 - Chocolate
28 - Pumpkin
MayNovember
6 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
13 - Cookie Dough
20 - Chocolate
27 - Cotton Candy
4 - Black Raspberry
11 - Cinnamon
18 - Peppermint Stick
25 - Vanilla
JuneDecember
3 - Salty Caramel Pretzel Crunch
10 - Lemon Custard
17 - Strawberry
24 - French Vanilla
2 - Butter Pecan
9 - Egg Nog
16 - Peppermint Stick
23 - Chocolate
30 - Cookie Dough