Dog-Friendly Sandusky, Ohio Attractions
Toft Dairy Ice Cream is dog-friendly and delicious!
Toft’s Dairy Ice Cream Parlor in Sandusky, Ohio was a great finish to our Ohio dog-friendly day trip. After our visit to The Holden Arboretum, we wanted to stop on the way home for some good old-fashioned ice cream. Homegrown goodness doesn’t get any better than the legendary Toft’s Dairy!
Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor is a dog-friendly landmark attraction for both locals and tourists alike. This family-owned ice cream shop is home to more than 70 unique and tasty Toft’s Ice Cream flavors, and even still uses its original soda fountain and parlor wood seating. What kind of tasty ice cream flavors might you find? Unique ones like Limited Edition Campfire S’mores, Key Lime Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Muddy’s Sea Salt Slam, Orange Pineapple, and Caveman Chocolate, to name just a few.
If you are looking to shop local, Toft’s Dairy receives milk deliveries from 20 local farms 365 days a year. By using only local farmers within a 50-mile radius, Toft’s guarantees that only the freshest milk is used in their ice cream. As a health-conscious consumer, I appreciate that they take it one step further by requiring written pledges from all 20 of their dairy farms to refrain from using the synthetic growth hormone rBST when producing milk shipped to the Toft’s plant. That said, I’m by no means saying ice cream is a healthy treat, but we all must splurge every now and again. 😉
Dexter The Dog and I sniffed around the outdoor seating area while Mom and Ed picked out their ice cream. There were some pretty neat things to check out, like an old C. Toft Dairy milk truck! Dexter and I had lots of dog photo opportunities.
When it was time for me to pass Dexter to my Mom so I could go get ice cream for myself and Dexter (he splurged too), I was a bit overwhelmed at what flavor to choose! I ended up with a $3.75 kid’s Caveman Chocolate and a $0.25 soft serve vanilla for Dexter. You read that right; my bill was only $4 and the portions were huge!
Dexter was more than ready for his doggie ice cream treat. After putting on his monkey snood from Meek by Design, he dove right into his vanilla soft serve. He was a happy camper. And my Caveman Chocolate was so good! Rich, milky-smooth dark chocolate ice cream, loaded with fudge-filled chocolate chunks – you can’t go wrong with this flavor if you are a chocoholic like I am.
Since Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor is only about an hour away, I foresee more day trips to Sandusky, Ohio in our future! If you and your dog find yourself in the area, you won’t want to miss this dog-friendly attraction.
Fun Fact: In 2008 Toft’s added the area’s first wind turbine, which helps power the daily operations of the plant.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Let me know in the comments.
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