Get the scoop on Marion County’s Ice Cream Parlors

When you get the urge for a snack on a hot, humid summer night, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? That’s right….ICE CREAM!

It’s only fitting that ice cream be given it’s own special day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month.

On this day, we hope you enjoy an ice cream cone, a sundae, or a milk shake. Set the diet aside and splurge a little…have one of each!

In Marion County we take our ice cream very seriously and luckily there is no shortage of ice cream parlors to celebrate this summer-time holiday.

Dairy Creme Corner boasts the biggest cones in town. And that is Oh-DairyCremeCorner-on-days-like-today-we-long-for-your-openingnot an exaggeration! DCC, as it is commonly called by the locals,  features both hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream.

And from all that ice cream you get such delicacies as an Artic Freeze, sundaes, milkshakes and banana splits.  

Why not try two sweet treats at once and order a funnel cake sundae?

Those-icecream-cravings-dont-dip-just-because-the-temperature-does-PufferbellysIceCreamStation1Fairmont’s long history in the train industry helped create the theme for Pufferbellies Ice Cream Station. It may take you a few minutes to look over their train-themed menu because it is packed full of sweet treats.

You’ll have to decide between their Whistle Stop Sundaes, Coach Car Cones, The Polar Express or the Pufferbelly. Or perhaps you would rather indulge in their Make The Way shakes, floats, malts or smoothies?  

Our Back Porch offers a cozy, relaxed atmosphere where you can Celebrating-NationalStrawberryShortcakeDay-doesnt-get-any-easier-than-a-stop-at-Our-Back-Porch-Mannienjoy summer time treats on Mannington’s largest porch!  

You may have a hard time deciding between their hand dipped and soft serve cones, sundaes, floats, milkshakes, Brownie Volcano, Brownie Bite, Apple Turnover and Strawberry Shortcake.

But whatever you decide, you will not be disappointed.

How-do-you-celebrate-NationalBananaSplitDay-With-a-NINE-pound-banana-split-at-@thepokydot-bananaspliFor more than half a century The Poky Dot has been THE place for great food, good fun, and meeting old friends. With its nine pound ice cream sundae, this quirky diner is listed as one of the “101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia”.

From sundaes, to milkshakes, to floats, their presentation is as colorful as their restaurant.

Dairy Kone in Monongah is another popular hang-out in Marion County serving up traditional cones, sundaes, milkshakes and floats. 

Little DipperLittle Dippers Ice Cream Parlor in Fairview features 24 flavors of Hershey hand dipped ice cream along with soft serve. All that ice cream goes well with their freshly baked sweets.

GelatoAlthough not technically ice cream, Colasessano’s dishes up gelato – ice cream’s Italian cousin. Stop by the Middletown Mall location to indulge in any one of their six flavors.

What’s your favorite ice cream treat?

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