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
6 - Cow Patty
13 - Cookies & Cream
20 - Butter Pecan
27 - Black Walnut
6 - Chocolate
13 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
20 - Vanilla
27 - Coffee
FebruaryAugust
3 - French Vanilla
10 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
17 - Sea Salty Double Caramel
24 - Chocolate Fudge Brownie
3 - Key Lime Crunch
10 - Peaches & Cream
17 - Sea Salty Double Caramel
24 - Cookies & Cream
31 - Peanut Butter Cup
MarchSeptember
2 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
9 - Mint Chocolate Chip
16 - Key Lime Crunch
23 - Lemon Custard
30 - P-Nut Butter Cookie Dough
7 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
14 - Butter Pecan
21 - Cinnamon
28 - Pumpkin
AprilOctober
6 - Cow Patty
13 - Peaches & Cream
20 - Peanut Butter Cup
27 - Strawberry
5 - Caramel Chocolate Toffee
12 - Mint Chocolate Chip
19 - Chocolate
26 - Pumpkin
MayNovember
4 - Chocolate P-Nut Butter
11 - Cookie Dough
18 - Chocolate
25 - Confetti Birthday Cake
2 - Black Raspberry
9 - Cinnamon
16 - Peppermint Stick
23 - Vanilla
30 - Butter Pecan
JuneDecember
1 - P-Nut Butter Cookie Dough
8 - Sea Salty Double Caramel
15 - Strawberry
22 - Choca Marsha Mallow
29 - Black Raspberry
7 - Pistachio
14 - Peppermint Stick
21 - Chocolate
28 - Cookie Dough