Springtime Desserts: Frozen Treats in Northwest Ohio
Updated: Apr 9
Spring is here and that means many ice cream shops are opening for the season. Whether you enjoy a frozen treat year round (we definitely do!) or like to wait until the temperature is just right, you'll want to check out our list of frozen treat stops in Northwest Ohio!
Apache Dairy Bar
Located in the heart of Defiance County in Sherwood, Ohio, Apache Dairy Bar offers fantastic soft serve or hard dipped ice cream options! In addition to ice cream, their food options have homemade taste with outstanding service! 9974 US 127 Sherwood, OH 43556; 419-899-2444 facebook.com/Apache-Dairy-Bar-135662933133716
Dad's Dairy Depo
Seasonal ice cream shop serving soft serve, hard dip and hot food! Located adjacent to Defiance School campuses, it is a local favorite for many area families!
1845 Jefferson Avenue Defiance, OH 43512 facebook.com/dairydepot14
Dee & Gee's Dairy Bar
Outside of the city of Defiance sits a small community called Ayersville and they are the home of one of the area’s most delicious ice cream shops. Weekly soft serve flavors keeps the community coming back for more!
27951 Ayersville-Pleasant Bend Rd Defiance, OH 43512; 419-395-1922
Eric's Ice Cream Factory
Eric’s Ice Cream Factory specializes in homemade, handcrafted ice cream, made just 3 gallons at a time! Eric’s started in Defiance in 1999 and has been a hometown favorite ever since. They have even added locations in Bowling Green and Bryan, Ohio.
1600 N Clinton Street 1225 S Clinton Street 1800 E 2nd Street Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance, OH 43512
419-980-5923 419-784-2422 419-770-2422 ericsicecream.com
Dairy Isle Dairy Isle is the perfect first stop upon arriving on Put-in-Bay. This cheery spot with its friendly yellow umbrellas sits minutes from the Jet Express Terminal. With an outdoor patio and scrumptiously delicious menu, Dairy Isle certainly serves up summertime right. 213 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA; 419-285-3506
Papa T's Deckside
Papa T’s Snack n’ Go is the premiere destination on Kelleys Island for folks looking for reasonably priced Cool Treats on the water! Join them for Family Friendly Food and Fun on their Deck! 108 W Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438; 330-221-7033
Enjoy delicious Toft’s ice cream at Unc’l Dik’s. As the sign says, “hot dresses, cool treats” are featured at this supply store. Unc’l Dik’s offers something for everyone. You can find great clothing fashions, jewelry, home and garden products, and even camping gear. 833 Division St., Kelleys Island, OH 43438; 419-746-2462
Homestead Ice Cream Shoppe
Homestead is a small, country ice cream shop that has been a local favorite for many years. It draws people to come and enjoy excellent ice cream, hand dipped with lots of flavors to choose from. They also make their own waffle cones!
22360 Co Rd F Archbold, OH 43502; 419-446-2663
Lulu's Place Lulu’s Place serves amazing artisan popsicles, ice cream, and snacks inspired by Mexican street vendors! Elotes, frutas, aguas frescas, mangonadas, and so much more deliciousness! Visit for a fun, family-friendly experience!
1250 S. Defiance St Archbold, OH 43502; 419-220-4236
LUCAS COUNTY (TOLEDO AREA)
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Indulge in a Handel’s Hurricane, a specialty sundae, or a scoop of their handmade ice cream, made fresh daily. Open all year!
5655 Secor Road 5908 W. Sylvania Ave. Toledo, Ohio, 43623 Toledo, Ohio, 43623 handelsicecream.com
Mayberry Ice Cream
This locally-owned ice cream shop offers over 25 hand-dipped flavors of ice cream as well as a large selection of sundaes, floats, shakes and malts. Coffee beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos and frappes are also offered!
5645 Mayberry Square East Sylvania, OH 43560
Locally-owned ice cream and gourmet treat shop offering unique items such as Cheesecakes in a Jar, buckeyes and chocolate-dipped treats. Open all year!
2111 North Reynolds Road Toledo, Ohio 43615
Cold Rush Dairy Bar
Cold Rush Dairy Bar offers an extensive menu of food and ice cream treats! Stop in and let the Cold Rush take you away! Plenty of outdoor seating and easy to access parking.
1196 W Main St, Bellevue, OH 44811; 419 483-2374
Hungry Bear Diner
Hungry Bear Diner and Ice Cream in Gibsonburg, Ohio offers an extensive menu of food and ice cream treats! You won’t leave hungry when you visit the hungry bear diner!
948 S Main St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431; 419 637-7300
I Scream Sprinkles
Ice Scream Sprinkles served all the traditional treats you would expect but also features Dole soft serve sherbet in one many featured flavors! They also have a variety of food items but are known locally for their amazing Chili Dogs!
1031 Tiffin St, Fremont, OH 43420; (419) 332-4911
Speedtrap Diner specializes in home cooked foods that make you happy and Ice Cream! You'll love their funkadelic ambiance that's served free with every purchase. Extensive menu of unique treats that cannot be found anywhere else. Specialty shakes such as the Cinna-Bunny, Mocha Monkey or maple bacon shake!
310 E Main St, Woodville, OH 43469; (419) 849-3665
Lulu's Twistee Treat
When you come to Clyde, Ohio you can’t miss LuLu’s Twistee Treat, just look for the Ice Cream Cone building! LuLu’s features all your favorite treats at affordable prices. Be sure to ask about our featured ice cream treat!
320 W McPherson Hwy, Clyde, OH 43410; 419 547-9090
BG's Frosty Fare Located next to the Wood County Fairgrounds, BG's Frosty Fare is a seasonal soft serve and hard dip ice cream shop which also serves frozen yogurt, sandwiches, and snacks. They offer a drive thru, walk up window, and lobby service.
990 W. Poe Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; 419-353-1000
Dogg's Ice Cream & Bites
Located in the heart of Rossford, Dogg’s has been serving up ice cream since the 60s. They smoke their own BBQ on the premises and have a delicious selection of food and ice cream. 640 N. Dixie Highway Rossford, Ohio 43460; 419-214-1123
Lola's Frozen Yogurt Lola’s has locations in Bowling Green, Perrysburg, and Toledo. They offer a rotating selection of 10 different yogurt flavors and hundreds of different toppings for you to create your own masterpiece. They also serve bubble tea!
183 S. Main St. 26597 Dixie Hwy Ste 151
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
A Perrysburg staple for over 50 years! This cash only ice cream shop offers an endless list of options. Did we mention that the portions from Mr. Freeze are HUGE? You may need to bring a friend to share.
627 W. South Boundary St. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Have you ever had a milkshake piled high with cupcakes, lollipops, or pie slices? Have you ever heard of a bubble waffle? Odd Fodder serves up childhood classics like waffles and milkshakes with a whimsical twist. They’re the perfect place for kids and kids at heart.
26520 N. Dixie Hwy. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; 419-386-9800
The Sundae Station
The Sundae Station has a huge menu boasting specialty sundaes, avalanches, made-to-order food options and so much more! They also do weekly sherbet/Dole Whip changes and offer Only 8 Frozen Yogurt to offer even more variety to the BG community.
1240 W. Wooster St. Bowling Green, Ohio; 419-352-2663