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“Always good. Never disappointed.”

Velvet Ice Cream Co.
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Utica
Certificate of Excellence
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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).
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

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, a play ground area, a viewing gallery, a museum, an education building, a nature trail and a beautiful grove of buckeye trees. Ample seating indoors and out. Worth many repeated visits.

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Reviewed 14 December 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 enough about the delicious ice cream. I usually go with the Butter Pecan and Cashew, but the Extreme Moose Tracks may soon hijack my preference. A nice playground for kids, and as a side note, you can go fishing in the ponds there, but catch-and-release only. A great place for a family getaway !!

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Reviewed 31 August 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.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We went on a nice sunny day in June. There was 2 nice large ponds that had ducks and geese in them and we brought bread to feed them, but they were not interested. There were also some baby ducks that my daughter enjoyed chasing. The grounds are beautiful and we even brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed it in 1 or their 3 covered pavillions. We went through the "museum" (very small area of the gift shop) and gift shop. Things weren't really expensive. We went on the tour, which had an informative video, but the tour guide wasn't overly animated and rushed the last part where you got to look through windows at one portion of the factory. We had ice cream after we ate our lunch and they choice of flavors were huge (more than 40 flavors). The ice cream was good. Inside the restaurant, i got free wi-fi. It was pretty and we had a nice time. We drove about 60 minutes to get there. I would not drive more than that.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Nice tour of an Ice Cream factory and small business run by the same family for the last 99 years. Lovely setting in the country. The ice cream is freshly made, and 6M gallons is shipped from this location each year. Playground, Buckeye grove, easy access and picturesque setting make the very scenic drive worthwhile. Would return.

1  Thank TSAgresta
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