Dan Young is the Chief Ice Cream Dipper at Young's Jersey Dairy and our Daytonian of the Week.
Photo: Dan Young
Photo: Dan Young

BEST OF DAYTON: Say goodbye to summer with the best ice cream in Dayton

Nothing screams summer more than delicious ice cream.

>> The BEST ice cream and frozen treats in Dayton

Ice cream is an art, and many Dayton shops know this. The 2018 Best of Dayton contest once again highlighted some of Dayton’s very best spots to grab a cone, a bowl or a sundae.

>>Daytonian of the Week: Dan Young, Chief Ice Cream Dipper at Young's Dairy

>>Best of Dayton 2018 winners: Food & Dining

As voted on by YOU, our readers, here are the 2018 Best of Dayton winners for Best Ice Cream in Dayton:

>>Local custard stand opens for the season

🍦WINNER: Young's Jersey Dairy 

Young’s Jersey Dairy offers more than 50 flavors of creamy, delicious homemade ice cream. CONTRIBUTED
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Young’s is a timeless Dayton tradition that every child and child at heart should know about. More than just a dairy shop, Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm has an entire day’s worth of activities available to do while you enjoy cone after cone of fresh ice cream. 

>> Young’s part of the Ohio ice cream trail

>> Young’s Dairy is adding carnival rides to the fun over Memorial Day weekend

Want to go?

6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs | 937-325-0629 | WebsiteFacebook 

🍦SECOND PLACE: Graeter's 

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Graeter’s is always staying ahead of the curve with delightful and unique new flavors for fans to try. Formed in Cincinnati in 1870, Graeter’s has made its way to Dayton and has become just as much of a staple to the Gem City. 

Want to go?

2412 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood

2330 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

2 N. Main St., Centerville


🍦THIRD PLACE: Ritter's Frozen Custard 

Ritter’s Frozen Custard is located at 2226 Wilmington Pike in Kettering. CONTRIBUTED

Just follow the lights! Ritter’s Frozen Custard is the cream of the crop to Daytonians. Ritter’s whips up classics like Worms N Dirt, Monkey In The Middle and Glaciers. If these sound like strange concoctions to you, it’s time to make a trip to the third-place finisher in this year’s contest. 

Want to go?

2531 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 937-320-0772

2226 Wilmington Pike, Kettering | 937-252-3355