Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Graeter’s, Sav’s Chill, One World Ice Cream and Cookie Shop, and Crank and Boom Ice Cream Lounge are all unique and have some of the best ice cream to offer!
In the Chevy Chase shopping center, Graeter’s has been a staple for anyone looking to add a sweet treat as a dessert or craving a snack after a shopping spree. If you live in or around the Ohio Valley, you’ve probably been to one of these iconic locations. With classic creamy flavors like Butter Pecan and “Signature Chip” flavors, like my personal favorite Black Raspberry Chip, there is no way to go wrong.
Many UK students are very familiar with the stretch of South Limestone containing Local Taco, Two Keys, sQecial Media, and more, but might not be familiar with Sav’s Chill, located across the street from Sav’s Grill, with the same owners. While this shop has very little sitting room, its best characteristic is its handmade gourmet flavors such as Ale-8-One and lavender. Make sure to stop by when you frequent other venues in the area.
If you’re looking for something truly different, check out One World Ice Cream and Cookie Shop on Waller Avenue. They’ve got plenty of options that are hard to find in other ice cream shops, with available Italian Ice — a great non-dairy option— Gelato, Bubble Tea and even Rolled Ice Cream. If you want to taste what you’ve probably seen on your Instagram Explore feed, One World Ice Cream’s rolled ice is some of the best and creamiest I’ve ever had.
Last, but certainly not least, Crank and Boom Ice Cream Lounge is my favorite ice cream in Lexington, and it is also a Kentucky Proud product. It is a great place to go with your loved ones, with many special features like the upstairs lounge, bar seating, and even dessert cocktails for those over 21. The location in the industrial district lends to the aesthetic, and the unique flavors make this the spot to beat. You can find Crank and Boom’s main location on Manchester Street, and probably myself as well enjoying a scoop of their bourbon and honey.
Story Written by Tory Stephenson
Photos by Tory Stephenson