12 ice cream shops where you can take holiday visitors in the Dayton region

An alphabetical list of area ice cream shops that have done well over the years in our annual Best of Dayton contests.

Ben & Jerry’s

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Credit: Lauren Stephenson

Best of Dayton finalist 2015, 2016, 2019.

1934 Brown St, Dayton | (937) 461-1888 | Website | Facebook


Cold Stone Creamery

Best of Dayton finalist 2015, 2016, 2019.

Multiple Locations | Website | Facebook


Ducky’s

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Credit: ASHLEY MOOR

Best of Dayton finalist 2016.

100 W Market St, Troy | (937) 703-5463 | Facebook


Graeter’s

Best of Dayton first place 2017. Second place 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022.

Multiple Locations | Website | Facebook


JD’s Old Fashioned Frozen Custard

Best of Dayton finalist 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019. Second place 2017. Third place 2022.

322 Union Blvd # A, Englewood | (937) 836-9219 | Website | Facebook


Jet Freeze

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Credit: Natalie Jones

Best of Dayton finalist 2015, 2016.

4014 E Patterson Rd, Beavercreek | (937) 429-5845 | Facebook


Jubie’s Creamery

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

Best of Dayton finalist 2018, 2019, 2022. Fourth place 2021.

471 W Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn | (937) 874-5391 | Website | Facebook


Ritter’s Frozen Custard

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Credit: HANDOUT

Best of Dayton finalist 2015, 2022. Third place 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021.

Multiple Locations | Website | Facebook


The Root Beer Stande

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Credit: Ron Alvey

Best of Dayton finalist 2019.

1727 Woodman Dr, Dayton | (937) 640-1114 | Website | Facebook


United Dairy Farmers

Best of Dayton finalist 2018, 2019.

Multiple Locations | Website | Facebook


What’s The Scoop

Best of Dayton finalist 2022.

230 Market St, Brookville | (937) 770-1194 | Facebook


Young’s Jersey Dairy

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Credit: Staff

Best of Dayton first place 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022. Third place 2017.

6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs | (937) 325-0629 | Website | Facebook