We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Velvet Ice Cream Co.

11324 Mount Vernon Rd, Utica, OH 43080
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Utica
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 100 year old co. making ice cream. Short tour gives info on co, and allows you to see into part of the factory (and tasty samples).
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Richmond, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This a must see if in the area. 4th generation family owned business since 1914 with over 150,000 visitors a year. The Olde Mill and Wheel Room restaurant were very nice. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and the ice cream is to die for..... We enjoyed the Museum of Milling but didn't have time to take the tour. There is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was great..it was interesting to see the ice cream making process ,,, lots of area for kids to run around or have a picnic,, the ice cream was fantastic I had the buckeye classic and it was great... kids will love this place along with any ice cream lovers

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My great grandparents lived and are buried in Utica so we recently made the drive over to visit the cemetery and afterwards stopped by Ye Old Mill at the Velvet Ice Cream Co. for a late lunch and of course some ice cream. We were delighted. The mill, the little park, the homey decor, the food and above all the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A really pretty setting, near Utica Ohio. The old mill is beautiful, the inside serves ice cream and light food. The interior of the mill also has a small museum on the history of ice cream. You can watch ice cream being made at the front of the mill during work hours. All in all a pretty neat place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was my first visit despite living within 45 minutes of the mill. Our ice cream was great and pretty reasonably priced - $4.00 for two scoops. I'm always on the lookout for good coconut ice cream and I found it! The grounds are a pretty place to eat with ponds and benches, tables, picnic tables, and shelter houses. They... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Velvet Ice Cream company is 100 years old and located in a restored grist mill which is almost 200 years old. This popular Midwest ice cream has been made for a century by the same family. The site is a combination factory, ice cream parlor and eatery, and park. It is a really great place to bring your kids... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
38 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have gone several times, today was a pretty day for a drive so we took the 2 grandkids (6 and 8). We were disappointed no animals were in the small petting area but always enjoy seeing the geese and ducks which are running around. The grounds have a small pond, which you can fish in also. The grandkids enjoy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Westerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The ice cream is the star and the variety is large. We have been coming a few times a year for at least 15 years and tried many flavors and never found one we did not like. We often split a very good Reuben sandwich which allows room for ice cream. The setting is peaceful and serene. There are ponds,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This past autumn we visited the Velvet Ice Cream Factory, and were delighted (as usual). I've been there several times before, and usually take friends or relatives for an afternoon getaway and lunch. They have a small (limited-menu) restaurant inside the main building, and I highly recommend the Reuben sandwiches. The tour and museum is top-knotch, and I can't say... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
raleigh nc
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

out for a road trip and found it. Most fascinating is the underground railway exhibit. Wasn't impressed with the "factory"part but a fun little place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Velvet Ice Cream Co.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing