July 17th is National Ice Cream Day and we all scream for ice cream, right? Shoutout to President Reagan, and many others, thanks to their signed law that every third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. We don’t need a reason to celebrate or indulge in ice cream but we will definitely use this as one. Whether you like Rocky Road or just plain ole’ vanilla, we are here to provide you with the Bowling Green, KY locations that hit the spot when it comes to enjoying this sweet treat.
Chaney’s Dairy Barn | 9191 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY
It doesn’t get fresher than this, y'all. Enjoy homemade ice cream made with milk & cream from their very own Jersey cows! While you are there for your ice cream check out the robotic milker on the self-guided tour. Throughout the year they show off more than 40 flavors of ice cream! You are bound to find a flavor you fall in love with.
Jackson’s Orchard | 1280 Slim Island Road, Bowling Green, KY
If you ask a local where they go for peach ice cream they will tell you Jackson’s Orchard. It is an absolute must if you are visiting Bowling Green, KY when their peaches are in season. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so! Concessions are available at Jackson's Orchard between Peach Festival and Pumpkin Festivals, which means July through October.
Flavor Isle | 103 S Main Street, Smiths Grove, KY
Making the short drive to Smiths Grove in Warren County is always a must when visiting Bowling Green. Once there, you'll realize you've come across some of the best soft serve ice cream ever! Flavor Isle soft serve should always be on your list when you are making plans to stroll and browse through downtown Smiths Grove.
BG Shakery | 2800 Scottsville Road, Suite 8, Bowling Green, KY
Mostly known for their extravagant milkshakes, you will be blown away by one of Bowling Green’s newest spots, the BG Shakery! If the wild and wonderful shakes seem like too much you can order your own scoops in a cup, like Moose Tracks or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Bruster's Ice Cream | 2712 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY
While the stops above are unique to Bowling Green, we also must introduce you to Bruster's Ice Cream if you haven't already been. The BG location is one of the PA-based company's top-ranking spots and yes, the ice cream is all homemade in small-batches daily! Bonus — Classic car lovers flock here each Tuesday evening for Cruisin for a Cure car shows.
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The photo featured above was provided by Danielle Allen.
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