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The best ice cream in Ohio is just a short drive from Dayton 

A Dayton-area favorite is getting some well-deserved recognition. 

Young’s Jersey Dairy was deemed Ohio’s Best Ice Cream according to the 2018 Best in Ohio listing released by Ohio Magazine.

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Readers and visitors to the publication’s website were invited to vote on the places they thought were the best places to visit in the state.

Dan Young, owner of Young’s Dairy, serves up some sorbetto and ice cream in February 2013. File photo by LISA POWELL / STAFF

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Seeing Young’s on the list may not come as a surprise, especially considering the local favorite recently won another award from the Best in Springfield competition

The spot, located at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. in Yellow Springs, offers a lot more than just great ice cream, though. A fully functioning dairy farm, batting cages and even a year-round restaurant also operate on the property, making it a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.

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Not only will the goats and cows greet you at this “udderly” fun family farm, but more than 50 flavors of homemade-on-location ice cream. Prepare to be overwhelmed by choices.  

Patrons rang in the unofficial start of summer at one of Dayton's most popular destinations, Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. (TOM GILLIAM) (Tom Gilliam)

Seasonal flavors include Key Lime Crunch, Chocolate Chunk Black Cherry, Cotton Candy and more. Best-sellers Cow Patty and Chocolate P-Nut Butter are always available. All of the ice cream is made on the farm with a 15-percent butterfat mix, which basically means it’s delicious. 

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Whether you keep cool by shopping the Dairy Store, take a walk through the barn to visit with goats, sheep and pigs, or play a full 18 holes of mini golf, Young’s is a fun place to get outdoors and enjoy some of the best ice cream in the region.

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