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Holcomb's One Indiana

Best Ice Cream

Indiana is getting back on track, and businesses are reopening — including restaurants across the state!

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our restaurant industry especially hard. Now that our restaurants are reopening, we’re all excited to get out and support them in a safe and healthy way.

For this week’s One Indiana, we thought we’d share some ideas about where to start, so we had our crew pull together Eric’s favorite ice cream places in Indiana (yum!). These are all time-tested favorites — no matter your preferred flavor!

Remember – as you start to patronize your favorite restaurants and local businesses, be sure to check the Indiana State Department of Health website. Local leaders and the businesses in your community might have additional requirements, too, so be sure to check with them, and please follow all guidelines. 

Check it out — but warning, you may get hungry!

Ice Cream

  • Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville – This organic farm and award-winning creamery is a great way to cool off in the summer heat! Stop by and grab some dessert at their Dairy Bar. 
  • Zaharakos, Columbus – This old fashioned ice cream parlor is one of our crew’s favorites and an Indiana tradition since 1900. 
  • Ivanhoe’s, Upland – 100 different milkshakes. 100 different sundaes. Need we say more? 
  • Bo-Mac’s Drive In Shoals – Travel back in time at this drive-in restaurant and get your sundae delivered by a car hop! 
  • Tasty Freeze, Montezuma – A classic spot to stop for top-notch burgers and ice cream on a summer day!
  • The Dairy Barn, Indiana State Fair – The Dairy Bar is sadly closed this year because of COVID but we’ll make up for lost time… and list ice cream cones… next year.
  • LICS, Evansville (multiple locations) – What does LICS stand for?  Lloyd’s Ice Cream Shoppes, of course. Serving premium ice cream to Hoosiers since 1950. 
  • Alexander’s, Cicero and Noblesville – You need to stop by and try one of their 36 amazing flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. 
  • Zesto’s, Fort Wayne – Locally owned and operated for more than 50 years, many Fort Wayne residents consider their opening the first sign of spring. 
  • BRIC’S, Indianapolis (Broad ripple Ice Cream) – Located in the historic Monon Railway Station and owned by life-long Indianapolis residents, this is a must for Indy residents. 
  • Fair Oaks Farm, Newton County – Fair Oaks is a great outdoor escape and the number one agritourism destination in the Midwest! Take a visit, grab a cone, and reconnect with nature!
  • Jimmie’s Dairy Bar, Pendleton – Jimmie’s is an Indiana staple, and also home to some pretty amazing barbeque. Check it out if you’re near Pendleton! 
  • Cone Palace, Kokomo – The Cone Palace certainly has our crew’s endorsement — it’s one of Eric’s favorite places to eat in the whole world and a must-try. 
  • Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, Fishers – They’ve been serving Hoosiers daily made ice cream since 1945. Come and see why they claim to be recognized as the number one ice cream in the world! 
  • Dairy Sweet, Grabill – Dairy Sweet has been open for more than 70 years. You need to stop by and try out one of their 13 delicious flavors of soft serve.

Thanks for reading our list! No matter whether you’re dining in or ordering take-out, let’s support our Hoosier small businesses.

-Your Holcomb Crew