Is there a better way to end a Saturday night in the summer than with ice cream? After grilling dinner at our cabin, we decided to go for a little walk. Lucky for us, there was a little ice cream shop within walking distance.
Dairy Dayz is on Washington Avenue (Blue Star Highway) just to the north of 65th Street. It’s a little walk up shop that shares a building with an art gallery. The ice cream joint takes up the north side of the building and there’s a pretty large parking for those who weren’t as lucky to be as close as we were.
L has never had an ice cream cone before and one of the goals of this vacation was to get her her very own ice cream cone. We ordered her the Itty Bitty Vanilla Soft Serve cone. It took her a second to figure out what it was exactly, but once she realized it was ice cream, we wouldn’t have been able to take that cone out of her hands if we wanted to.
J’s mom also got a vanilla soft serve cone. She go the small which at most place would be well past a large. It was a towering twist of soft serve ice cream. She says she could have probably have shared with L and they both would have had enough.
J and her step-dad both got hard serve cones. Again, they both got smalls and the sheer amount of ice cream was overwhelming. J’s step-dad got a cake batter while J ordered Birthday Cake. The ice cream is from Hudsonville so you know it’s going to be delicious.
I ordered a Peanut Butter Cup Flurry. I believe they got me a large, but I thought it they were getting me a medium. The large cup was overflowing with soft serve vanilla ice cream. I thought the top swirl was whipped cream, but when I stuck the spoon in, there was too much resistance…it was all ice cream. Near the top of the cup was a pretty good mix of candy and ice cream….but in the bottom was an abundance of delicious bits of peanut butter cups.
All of the ice cream we walked away with barely set us back $17. J’s step-dad was overwhelmed and ended up putting about half of his ice cream in a bowl for later.
Dairy Dayz is a great ice cream shop in a great tourist town. It’s a little far away from the downtown or beach areas, but it’s close to the highway so it can be an easy stop on the way in or out of town.