10 Ohio Ice Cream Shops to Visit This Summer

10 Ohio Ice Cream Shops to Visit This Summer

Make your summer a little sweeter.

With the warm weather quickly approaching, ice cream places are preparing for the rush of the summer season. If you live in Ohio, there are some gems you need to visit to sweeten up your summer. (In no particular order of delicious-ness).

The Dairy Hut

Located in Pataskala, Ohio, The Dairy Hut is home to coneys, sandwiches, even dog treats, and most importantly: ice cream! 12 kinds of sundaes, 16 types of Blitzers, over 24 flavors of soft serve, milkshakes, floats, with something to please everyone's sweet tooth. (http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-dairy-hut-pataskala)

Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream

Using fresh, local, and wholesome ingredients, Mitchell's Ice Cream has been a landmark of Cleveland, Ohio since 1991. They pride themselves on using locally, farm grown, ingredients and having a great relationship with their customers. (http://mitchellshomemade.com)

Aglamesis Brothers

With two locations (both in Cincinnati, Ohio), the Aglamesis Brothers' shop is the best place to find homemade French Ice cream made with the "highest quality ingredients: including fresh cream, milk, evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, honey, gelatin, pure vanilla bean, fresh fruits and the very best cocoa to produce delightfully rich, creamy, super premium ice cream". (http://www.aglamesis.com/default.asp)

Velvet Ice Cream

If you're seeking something more than just eating ice cream, The Velvet Ice cream location in Utica, Ohio is just that. They offer a half hour tour to show you the 7 steps of how they make their ice cream starting at their Historic Ye Olde Mill, where you can get a sweet treat after. (http://velveticecream.com)

Young’s Jersey Dairy

This ice cream shop, located on it's own dairy farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio, is home to home than just delicious ice cream. They are also home to two 18-hole mini golf courses, a driving range, a batting cage, a corn-maze, "Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral" (which includes bounce houses, little tractors to ride on, a corn pit, and slides) and a restaurant, in addition to their on farm made ice cream. (http://youngsdairy.com)

Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl

Chocolate lovers and ice cream lovers will both enjoy Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanseville, Ohio. The ice cream is homemade, they freshly roast nuts daily, and have an assortment of chocolates and candies- a tradition for 50 years. (https://www.tomsicecreambowl.com)

Sweet Moses

A Cleveland tradition, Sweet Moses' is a neighborhood soda shop serving ice cream from an authentic Bastion-Blessings soda fountain. (http://www.sweetmosestreats.com)

Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor

Ohio's oldest dairy, at 113 years old, is located in Sandusky, Ohio. This local landmark is home to ice cream made with products from farms within a 50 mile radius to ensure freshness as well as delicious-ness. (http://toftdairy.com)

Dietsch’s Brothers Ice Cream

With two locations (both in Findlay, Ohio), Dietsch’s Brothers Ice Cream has 30 flavors of ice cream, 5 flavors of sherbet, and 27 additional seasonal flavors. They pride themselves on their motto of quality over quantity. (http://dietschs.com)

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Their mission is simple: "making better ice creams and bringing people closer together". They use natural and local ingredients to make their 26 ice creams and sherbets. They have 11 store fronts in Ohio: 10 in Columbus and 1 in Cleveland. (https://jenis.com)

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7 Of The Happiest Hippy Places In Lexington, Kentucky

Pass me the free-trade coffee, man.

The south isn't all preppy shops, fried chicken restaurants, and waffle houses (not that there's anything wrong with those places!) And in Lexington, there are many "hippy" type stores that seem like something you'd find in Portland, Oregon, but with a little bit of a Kentucky twist. Put on your tie-dye t-shirt and Chacos and check out these happy hippy places in Lexington!

1. High on Art and Coffee

What can you get there?

Coffee, snacks, gifts, jewelry, soaps, t-shirts, greeting cards, and much more!

Why's it great?

The owners are so friendly! I went in here ONE TIME my first semester freshman year and didn't go again until months later and the owners remembered me! Plus, all the artists are local!

Where is it?

523 East High Street

2. Bleed Blue Tattoo

What can you get there?

Tattoos, piercings, and body jewelry.

Why's it great?

A uniquely Kentucky tattoo parlor with extremely talented artists who have diverse art styles.

Where is it?

527 South Upper Street

3. Squecial Media

What can you get there?

Gifts, incense, calendars, books, curtains, and more!

Why's it great?

You can find something for everyone! Extremely cute, unique, and quirky gifts. It's been open for 45 years!

Where is it?

371 South Limestone

4. Michler's Florist

What can you get there?

Flowers, plants, and a lovely lunch outside!

Why's it great?

Beautiful flowers and plants, a labyrinth of greenhouses and gardens and a restaurant (Kentucky Native Cafe) open seasonally.

Where is it?

417 East Maxwell Street

5. Gluten Free Miracles

What can you get there?

Gluten-free baked goods and bread!

Why's it great?

Unlike a lot of "gluten-free" places that cater to people who make a dietary choice to be gluten-free instead of those with Celiac (leading to cross-contamination and a dangerous situation for people who will get sick if they eat gluten), this place is 100% gluten-free and totally safe for people with Celiac disease!

Where is it?

145 Burt Road

6. Third Street Stuff & Coffee

What can you get there?

Artsy gifts, coffee, pastries, and snacks.

Why's it great?

The unique decor will make you feel like you're in wonderland!

Where is it?

257 North Limestone #1

7. North Lime Coffee and Donuts

What can you get there?

Coffee and donuts (duh).

Why's it great?

Extremely unique and inventive donuts!

Where is it?

575 North Limestone

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3101 Clays Mill Road #300a

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'Veganuary' Is Bigger And Better Than Ever This Year

Are you going vegan this January?

You’ve seen your friends pledging to go vegan this January, but what is stopping you? Taking part in Veganuary this year will save animals, help the planet and benefit your health.

Cutting out meat, eggs and dairy may seem hard for some, but Veganuary makes it easier with shopping guides, recipes and information that will motivate you to stick with it.

Why try a vegan lifestyle?

“It’s interesting to try new things, and it can be surprising how tasty vegan food is! There are many reasons to go vegan, and plenty of people initially go vegan for their own health, but when you start to learn more about it, the reasons to go vegan become really clear,” said Bree Smith.

If you are an animal lover, you should go vegan for cows like Luna.

Luna was rescued from a dairy farm at only four days old. Luna’s mother had a parasitic disease that could cause abortions, making her undesirable to the dairy farmers due to possible complications with her growing up and having babies.

The farmers asked a vet to end her life, but he looked into Luna's eyes and couldn’t bring himself to do it, so instead, he called Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary. Luna is now happy in an appropriate environment for her needs, living peacefully with her bestie, Lucera the lamb.

Unfortunately, most cows aren’t shown compassion like Luna was. Going vegan and encouraging others to do so as well is an easy way to spread that compassion to as many animals as possible.

I have hopes that 2018 will be the year the dairy industry sees its downfall. Veganuary has grown every year from the beginning. In January 2014, 3,300 people participated in Veganuary. This month, January 2018, there are 150,000 expected participants!

Need some advice?

“Recipes are key! You can find a vegan version of almost any food by searching for “vegan ‘...’ recipe.” Follow vegan recipe sharers on social media, talk to other vegans online and buy cookbooks if you can — I love the Forks Over Knives Plan and Thug Kitchen,” explains Smith.

“Going vegan for me was very easy once I was exposed to the cruel ways in which they are treated in the meat, dairy, poultry and clothing industries. To anyone wanting to transition there are a lot of sides to look at. We, of course, have the animal rights, then we have the health aspect of each individual and topped with the overall wellbeing of our planet," said Katelyn Montanye.

"A plant-based diet significantly lessens your carbon footprint and ends the suffering of many. Finding vegan foods that you like is really easy," Montanye continued. "A lot of people are already eating a lot of vegan food without paying attention! Grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seasonings, etc! There are so many alternatives to animal products that are cost-efficient and delicious. If veganism is something you really want, like anything in life, with a goal you will achieve it.”

Choosing to go vegan this January is the perfect way to kick off the new year. Here’s to a year of animal liberation, good health and a happier Earth.

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