Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Visit to Young’s Jersey Dairy!

My name is Bonnie Hunter and I am an ice-cream-addict. There is no other way to state it ---between cakes, cookies, other treats, or ice cream, ice cream wins out EVERY. TIME!

I’d heard of Young’s Jersey Dairy before – the last time I was here in Ohio I know it was mentioned ---but I had no idea how to get there or where it was actually. Until some fortuitous friends suggested that we take a bitty road trip last evening for dinner and dessert in Yellow Springs!

I jumped at the opportunity ---and Shamu and I followed Nell and her mom ((I’m drawing a blank as to whether her name is Lorraine or Loretta –it’s early this morning as I’m writing this. I apologize, but I’ll get it RIGHT by the end of today!)) out to their B&B in Xenia where we could drop off my car and ride together.

OH!! This B&B!! You should see it! I didn’t take many pictures ---we were hungry and raring to go, but I did just google the website so you could check it out…the ceilings are something like 18 feet tall. The wood work inside is all hand carved. There are 11 fireplaces. Check out Victoria B&B HERE.

I did have to stop and take pics of the front entry – just because. I bet you can guess why!

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This is the original tile in the front entry! WOW!!

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Center motif. DO you see a medallion quilt working in my brain?!

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Corner treatment.

This place was so cool --- it was built by the banker in town – for his spinster daughter. JUST SO NEAT.

And it made me excited for my visit to North East, PA where I’ll be spending a few nights in a B&B of my own…..my appetites for antique surroundings are in high gear!

But so is my appetite for ice cream and that was the main objective of heading over to Yellow Springs.

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And this was just for DESSERT! We had stopped already at a local italian pizza/pasta joint for dinner telling ourselves that one shal not just make ice cream a main meal. I’m thinking we should have anyway --- just one scoop was enough to put me in to full mode!

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The dairy has a small herd of 30 Jersey cows that give all the milk and cream for its needs. Which flavor is calling to you?!

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It didn’t take me long to make my selection --- Hands down, it HAS to be Smores!

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Crunched up graham crackers blended right in with chocolate chunks, marshmallow cream and vanilla ice cream. This is ONE SCOOP! Oh boy!

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Outside families with children, young and old, had gathered to enjoy their treats and the lazy evening sunshine that came at the end of a somewhat rainy day. It was the perfect evening for strolling…and petting some of the cutest goats ever!

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Sorry girl, I’m not sharing my ice cream with you!

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They were just so fun to watch – especially the babies!

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Just enjoying the warmth of a lovely June evening ----the perfect end to a very god day!

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Nell and I being completely silly and making some great memories!

If you ever find yourself near Yellow Springs, OH --- take the time to stop. It was just a fun place to wander --- you can actually watch them milk the cows between 5pm and 6pm so the sign said ---and definitely go for the ice cream – it’s all made right here ---at Young’s Jersey Dairy.

Today is my LONG DAY --- after My Blue Heaven workshop is over – I’ve got a dinner out with the guild board, and then a lecture & trunk show tonight --- I’ll be pooped by the time I get back to my room so this may be the last you hear from me today ---

Enjoy your Tuesday evening, everyone!


  1. you and me both bonnie it calls my name when i have it in the freezer

  2. I looked at the whole entire list & we picked the same flavor. mmm mmm good!!

  3. Anonymous5:09 PM EDT

    Pensacola FL has the Marble Slab Creamery!! TO DIE FOR!!!! My favorite treat of all times as well...especially chocolate anything. So glad you got to enjoy it.
    Faye in Maine

  4. There's another ice cream in Utica, Ohio, called Velvet. If you ever run across some you should give it a try.

  5. I live in Pensacola Fl but have never tried the Marble Slab Creamery! So I think it might be calling my name in the next few days! Think I would have tried the Caramel Chocolate Toffee!

  6. kinda on the way to Pennsylvania is a trip through an Amish area if you lay your trip out right..Millersburg, Charm, Berlin with a very neat Amish quilt store...just sayin...:) Love love love this area of our beautiful state. Awesome state park 15 min from Amish country...what more could a girl want??

  7. Our family loved to go to Young's Dairy when we lived in Dayton (WPAFB). We used to ride the Yellow Springs bike trail and end the day with an ice cream reward! :)

  8. I have just discovered a dark chocolate hot fudge topping that is to die for! It sticks to your spoon so every mouthful gets a taste of the dark chocolate.
    You are so close and yet so far from me.
    XOXOXOOX Subee

  9. I LOVE ice cream!! I curious about 'Cow Patty' anf 'Trash'.

  10. Ice cream is my drug of choice, but Cow Patty and Trash sound very interesting.

  11. Maybe you should come visit us here in NZ! Our local icecream shop has my favourite Bailey's Irish cream there is also coconut and white chocolate, double chocolate and lot's more my kids like the red bull icecream... :O)

    1. Anonymous9:45 PM EDT

      Michelle, I'm from Canada and was going to comment on the ice cream and cheese in NZ. Was there in 2000 and enjoyed it immensely! Nothing other than NZ ice cream. Too bad you are so far away!

    2. Michelle, I'm from Canada and was going to comment on the ice cream and cheese in NZ. Was there in 2000 and enjoyed it immensely! Nothing other than NZ ice cream. Too bad you are so far away!

    3. Michelle, I'm from Canada and was going to comment on the ice cream and cheese in NZ. Was there in 2000 and enjoyed it immensely! Nothing other than NZ ice cream. Too bad you are so far away!

  12. Oh! Try some black raspberry for me. I grew up on a place so much like this one and always had their black raspberry. It was so good!!

  13. Anonymous7:20 PM EDT

    OK everyone commented about the ice cream, but that tile floor I fell in love with. I had a big block I wanted to make into a medallion quilt this past weekend. But didn't get it figured out. So if you design a pattern I for sure will be making it. Did the design on the floor end up being a rectangle? Or was it still a square? I for some reason prefer rectangle quilts over square ones.

    Diane in WA

  14. OH BONNIE You too? Chocolate, or any with nuts! YUMM when I was little, my parents would take me to the old Milan Dairy in Dade County Fl. WHAT DELICIOUS ICE CREAM.... and I got to pet the "girl Cows" lolol - that made them possible. Licking away on a cone, sitting on the log fence, where the girls grazed,in the cool of an evening.... eating Milan D. ice cream!!! Thanks for jogging my memeory of a special time and place.

  15. ICE CREAM, that is my kind of talk.

  16. Ice cream is in my blood as well. Growing up we always took a Sunday drive that usually ended up at an ice cream stand. And what job did my father-in-law have when my husband and I got married? He managed an ice cream plant!! We always had a couple of 1/2 gals in the freezer and if not enough choices - went downstairs to his place and checked out what he had.

  17. Ahhh..Jersey cows...that's what I milk and I am told that my ice cream is delicious! I wouldn't know... I have a dairy allergy so I can't eat it! But I domake it ever week for the family.

  18. I think I would have to stay in Ohio until I had sampled everyone off them! I couldn't make a choice here!

  19. I LOVE YOUNG'S! I am so jealous that you got to go without me! My husband's family lives in Dayton so I get to go occasionally!

  20. I'm with you, Bonnie! Love, love, love the ice cream, and especially if it has anything chocolate in it. I think my brother said he was nearly grown before he found out there was any other flavor than chocolate. I'm especially thinking fo him today, because he was laid to rest in Oklahoma. I was not able to attend the memorial sevice because I'm in the middle of a severe case of shingles.

  21. Fitzy - Quilted Cactus, Tucson, AZ9:19 PM EDT

    One of our favorite hang-outs too. We lived in Cincinnati for 20 years, loved the drive out to Youngs! Yum!

  22. Chocolate Caramel Toffee, or Lemon Custard. Depends on whether or not I am in a chocolate or fruity mood. : )

  23. Black raspberry or black raspberry/white chocolate or any of the others...Love ice cream!

  24. I took your recommendation and stopped at Jeni's on my way home from Illinois last week. Had the whiskey and pecans and the intense dark chocolate.

    One of my coworkers told me about Graeters which is also in Ohio (http://www.graeters.com/) and I stopped there on the way to Illinois. Had mint chip - my go-to flavor.

  25. Anonymous11:34 PM EDT

    Black walnut and coffee. I'm drooling!

  26. Caramel chocolate toffee. I can die now, happy.

  27. You didn't take time to play Putters and Udders?????

  28. What fun! I sure wish that I was closer to Young's, but New Hampshire has Jordan's which is only open in the summer. I so love that you allow yourself ice cream because I know you balance that with lots of power-walking; what a good role model you are for me.

  29. Please tell me you also wandered around in Yellow Springs!!!! I'm not an ice cream fanatic, but I do really like Youngs! But Youngs is a real ho-hum compared to wandering the shops of Yellow Springs!!!!

  30. You do need to lend your support to establishments like this!!! It's National Dairy Month!!! I certainly support mine (Rich's Ice Cream, Oxford, CT!)


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