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Young's Jersey Dairy

6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs, OH - (937) 325-0629
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/2/2008 12:43:00 PM
There’s something for everyone at Young’s Jersey Dairy: a goat-petting zoo, a farm-themed gift shop, a miniature golf course (Udders and Putters), a picnic grounds where you can have catered meals, summertime wagon rides around the farm, a serious restaurant (just up the road) that serves local produce, identified by which farm it came from, and a June to October art exhibit of statuary cows painted by local artists. It is all fun stuff, but for us, Young’s will always be the place to get a milk shake.

Using ice cream and milk from their own farm, Young’s blends regular shakes and extra-thick shakes (spoon required), as well as bullshakes that are extra-large, extra-thick, and come with one additional scoop of ice cream floating on top. There are exotic flavors galore, but give us a vanilla or chocolate shake every time, preferably with plenty of malt powder added. There’s none better. The dairy store counter is also a fine source of sundaes, banana splits, and bowls of ice cream from a choice of more than two dozen flavors. And you can have a nice little meal here, too: breakfast of sausage and biscuits or pancakes, or lunch counter sandwiches.

We were lucky enough that our last visit happened to be on a Thursday morning, when the dining room rang with the sounds of gospel music performed by a group of local musicians. We asked the staff who they were, i.e. what was the name of the group and did they have a CD available? The answer to our questions: no CD is available because this angel-voiced chorus is not an official group, just a bunch of people from the community who like to get together here every Thursday and sing their good news while customers enjoy bacon and eggs and coffee.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Being in Ohio, I couldn't resist the Buckeye sundae. This is chocolate peanut butter ice cream, hot fudge, a buckeye candy, whipped cream and, instead of nuts and a cherry, you get Reese's Pieces.
"Being in Ohio, I couldn't resist the Buckeye sundae. This is chocolate peanut butter ice cream, hot fudge, a buckeye candy, whipped cream and, instead of nuts and a cherry, you get Reese's Pieces."
Cliff Strutz





As part of Young's 141st anniversary celebration, they offered a three scoop sundae, with three sauces for three bucks.  And you got to keep the glass!
"As part of Young's 141st anniversary celebration, they offered a three scoop sundae, with three sauces for three bucks. And you got to keep the glass!"
Cliff Strutz


What I like best about Young's excellent ice cream is that it is never too sweet or too soft.  Here is a scoop of black raspberry on top of a scoop of peaches & cream.
"What I like best about Young's excellent ice cream is that it is never too sweet or too soft. Here is a scoop of black raspberry on top of a scoop of peaches & cream."
Cliff Strutz


If we lived anywhere near Young's, we'd have our freezer stocked with this good ice cream.  As it is, we can enjoy it only in passing, by the cone, cup, sundae, soda, and milk shake.
"If we lived anywhere near Young's, we'd have our freezer stocked with this good ice cream. As it is, we can enjoy it only in passing, by the cone, cup, sundae, soda, and milk shake."
Michael Stern


The thickest of Young's milkshakes will not travel through a straw.
"The thickest of Young's milkshakes will not travel through a straw."
Michael Stern


Every Thursday morning at Young's, you can eat breakfast to the sound of live gospel music in the dining room.
"Every Thursday morning at Young's, you can eat breakfast to the sound of live gospel music in the dining room."
Michael Stern


If you have always wanted to watch a TV in the belly of a cow, Young's is the place!
"If you have always wanted to watch a TV in the belly of a cow, Young's is the place!"
Cliff Strutz


Young's has been an essential milk-shake-stop since it opened in 1968.
"Young's has been an essential milk-shake-stop since it opened in 1968."
Michael Stern



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