The Cone

The Cone
The Cone
Located north of Cincinnati in West Chester lies The Cone. If the giant swirl cone doesn't give it away, the two-lane drive-thru will! Locals flock to this creamy whip for cones, Wizzards, sundaes, floats, shave ice, smoothies, shakes & malts, sodas, and parfaits. 

Buckeye Parfait at The Cone
Buckeye Parfait at The Cone

Favorites include a classic twist cone with vanilla and orange and the buckeye parfait. The Cone also serves up hot dogs and has a game room and kiddie rides. (The Cone is located at 6855 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township, OH 45069)

Dari-Crest

Dari-Crest
Dari-Crest
Found in Northern Kentucky, Dari-Crest dishes out classic ice cream cones as well as shakes, floats, sodas, freezes, malts, Cyclones, Hawaiian ice, slushies, and sundaes. They also have special treats like dirt sundaes and banana boats. There're even goodies for pint-sized ice cream lovers – a baby cone is only $0.60 and a kiddie cone is $0.95! Dari-Crest also serves snack bar favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and french fries, plus onion rings and a fish sandwich. (Dari-Crest is located at 3024 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41015)

Loveland Dairy Whip

Loveland Dairy Whip
Loveland Dairy Whip
Located northeast of Cincinnati – not too far from the Loveland Bike Trail – is the Loveland Dairy Whip. Deemed the "Whippy Dip" by locals, this creamy whip has been serving treats since 1955! Along with traditional chocolate, vanilla, and twist soft serve, the Loveland Dairy Whip also offers unique flavors like blueberry. 

Blueberry cone at Loveland Dairy Whip
Blueberry cone at Loveland Dairy Whip

Toppings include classics like sprinkles and chocolate dip tops, as well as adventurous toppings like candy eyes and cake batter dip top! Other favorites include the hot fudge brownie sundae and the Chocolate Mountain parfay. (Find the Loveland Dairy Whip at 611 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140)

Norwood Delite Creamy Whip

Norwood Delite Creamy Whip
Norwood Delite Creamy Whip

Found off the beaten path in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Norwood is the Norwood Delite Creamy Whip. This small shop is an ice cream dreamland with a huge variety of treats from which to choose! Try a vanilla cone swirled with a flavor burst or get your ice cream in a cookie cone. 

Orange glacier at Norwood Delite Creamy Whip
Orange glacier at Norwood Delite Creamy Whip

The crowd favorite at this creamy whip are the glaciers. It's a slushy and vanilla soft serve all in the same cup! (Norwood Delite Creamy Whip is located at 4490 Forest Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212) 

Putz's Creamy Whip 

Putz's Creamy Whip
Putz's Creamy Whip
A west side staple since 1938, Putz's Creamy Whip delights ice cream lovers of all ages. Traditional cones are crowd pleasers, as well as shakes, malts, sodas, floats, slushies, and snow cones. Favorite sundaes include hot fudge brownie and strawberry shortcake. Putz's also sells burgers, hot dogs, and Cincinnati-style cheese coneys! (Putz's is located at 2673 Putz Place, Cincinnati, OH 45211)

But wait, there's more!

As if those aren't enough, check out these other local creamy whips in the Cincinnati region: