CINCINNATI -- Now that the weather is warming up, many people are hankering for a soft-serve ice cream cone or other cool treat.
Here is a list of classic neighborhood places to take care of that sweet tooth, with their 2017 opening dates.
The Dip: Ice Cream & More
Tom and Susan Macke opened the Dip in 2008, welcoming all to their establishment with hopes of offering a unique ice cream experience. “Dipsters,” as employees are called, started serving ice cream on March 4.
A Cincinnati staple since the 1950s, Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar was one of the first soft-serve ice cream spots to open this year. The classic stand started dishing ice cream Feb. 25.
Where: 7840 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday Information:www.facebook.com/MHDB98
Loveland Dairy Whip
The Loveland Dairy Whip has served cool treats since 1965 and opened for business on March 3 this year.
Where: 611 W. Loveland Ave. Hours of operation: 2-9 p.m. daily spring/fall, 2-10 p.m. daily summer Information:http://theldw.com
Chris and Sue Torbeck are the fourth owners of this soft-serve ice cream shop that opened in 1950. Zip Dip offers traditional cones, frozen yogurt and more. It opened for business this year on March 3.
Where: 4050 Drew Ave., Green Township Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Information:zip-dip.com
Joe and Kristen Fields opened Whipty-Do in May 2009. Their mutual love for soft-serve ice cream and sprinkles show in the parlor, which opened this year on March 2.
Where: 2529 U.S. Route 22, Maineville Hours of operation: 2-9 p.m. daily Information:www.whipty-do.com
The Goody Shop
Keith and Ryan Weigland wanted to open their own ice cream parlor for years. Their parlor opened for its second year on Feb. 25.
The Cone Zone is owned and operated by the Sweeney family. Born in raised on the West Side of Cincinnati, owners Mike and Mindy Sweeney always have been active in the community and offer their business as a gathering point for the neighborhood. The parlor opened on March 3.
Where: 4101 Harrison Ave. Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information:www.cone-zone.com
Silver Grove Dari Bar
The Dari Bar opened in this small Northern Kentucky river town in 1952. The soft-serve ice cream parlor opened on March 11 for this year’s sweet treat season.
This Northern Kentucky has served soft-serve ice cream for more than 13 years. This sweets destination is open year round and offers a full menu of food as well.
Where: 140 S. Main St., Crittenden Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1:30-9 p.m. Sunday Information:www.facebook.com/Whippy-Dip
Flub's Dari-ette promises a little something for everyone. Mike and Ann Connaughton purchased the original Hamilton Flub’s in May 1965, and the ice cream parlor has been going strong ever since. There are now locations in Fairfield and Ross as well. The Hamilton location opened March 1. The Ross store opened March 17 and the Fairfield location opened March 24.
Mt. Washington is a summer favorite on the East Side with its soft-serve ice cream, malts and shakes. The Creamy Whip is a "retirement business" for Mary Ganim, who worked at Procter & Gamble for 27 years. The parlor opens on April 1.