Dayton’s beloved soft serve ice cream mecca, Jet Freeze, is heading for uncharted territory. They have decided to stay open throughout winter! The eatery will be open for the remainder of the year and plans to stay open year round
Jet Freeze has a new flavor they are carrying through the end of October… PUMPKIN ICE CREAM ! No one else in Dayton has soft serve pumpkin ice cream, so get a taste of fall before they pull the plug on this flavor.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Jet Freeze is located in Beavercreek at 4014 E. Patterson Rd.
— They are staying open year round, with winter hours of 11am-7pm everyday.
— New menu items such as soups and additional sandwiches can be expected
— They take credit cards now, and limited seating in dining room and stone tables by front parking lots.
— Opened in 1957, they have had 3 generations of management in the owner’s family.
— Why is the soft serve so delicious? The answer is fresh milk. We saw them pouring gallons of Reiter milk into the machine that mixes the 95% fat free treat.
— All of the menu items are favorably priced.. even the largest soft serve cones are a little more than $2. It is very cheap to eat here …
Jet Freeze has chocolate and vanilla soft serve as their mainstays and these cones are delicious.
But we have a few MUST EATS, that you need to know about.
PEANUT BUTTER SUNDAE:
Homemade peanut butter sauce, mixed on site. It is a secret recipe, guarded by a few. We think it is addicting and one of the richest, best tasting sundaes we have ever eaten. Get whip cream, nuts and a cherry. Those extras make the sundae.
FOOTLONG HOT DOG:
Nothing super special, just a cheap, good throwback. You can’t get a good footlong anywhere anymore these days. Grab it with onions, mustard and relish.. or go full out 1970’s NY Coney style chili dog.
STRAWBERRY SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM:
They also specialize in strawberry ice cream, a flavor that is rare in soft serve circles. The management told us the strawberry flavoring is specially mixed by employees for that great one of a kind taste. It is some of the best strawberry ice cream we have ever had.
Your typical sundae with 3 scoops of vanilla, one drizzled with hot chocolate, one with pineapple topping, and one drizzled with strawberry flavoring. Two banana boats down the side make this a massive monster of a sundae.
BLUEBERRY SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM:
Only available late May through early September, this is the same as the “smurf ice cream” offered at King’s Island. It is rare and hugely popular. We bet you fall in love with this one too.
Honorable Mention: Hot Fudge Sundae (always a winner), and the Butterscotch or Banana Malt Shake which will melt you into your chair with pleasure. Did we mention the BBQ Sandwich ain’t bad too ?
Stay tuned to this old school ice cream shop, as they add new menu items. Even when it is cold outside this winter, they will be cooler inside. Survive the winter’s deep freeze, at Jet Freeze ! We are glad to see them decide to stay open year round, we guess “cooler heads prevailed.”
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