Ohio Ice Cream: A Scoop of History
Cups, Cones & Claims to Fame in the Buckeye State
Drawing on a rich dairy heritage, Ohio has whipped up an ice cream industry worthy of tourism. The state has legitimate claims as the birthplace of the ice cream cone and the banana split, and the Klondike Bar and the Good Humor Man were created here. Ohio's storied legacy lives on today in the inventive new flavors at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and Mason's Creamery and frozen forms at Simply Rolled. From seasonal mom-and-pop stands The Dairy Hut and Whipty-Do to year-round go-to scoop shops like Graeter's, Johnson's and Tom's Ice Cream Bowl, satisfied customers share taste experiences each as distinctly delicious as the next.
Author Renee Casteel Cook takes readers on a tour of tasty treats from the 3C's to the smaller cities, sampling stories from the late 1800s to the present day.