Heyn’s Ice Cream is a Must Visit in Iowa City

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Don’t get me wrong, we love Culver’s, but in this age of frozen custard we love to find actual ice cream parlors! The simplicity of the taste, the complexity of the flavors, and the explosion of taste on our tongues. Here is why Heyn’s Ice Cream is a Must Visit in Iowa City!

heyn's ice cream flavors iowa city store front

Since 1989, Heyn’s has been a staple for the locals in Iowa City. Boasting over 40 flavors, all made with quality ingredients.

Heyn’s Ice Cream in Iowa City

Heyn’s premium ice cream is made with 14% buttermilk fat content, 4% more than the minimum needed. This means they create a denser, creamier, awesome-er ice cream just for us!

heyn's ice cream flavors all ready to try

When you walk into their store, it is like stepping back into time. The old woodwork, handwritten chalkboards boasting their entire menu, and “soda jerks” behind the counter with a big smile on their faces.

heyn's ice cream flavors being taste tested by Miss Sarah

It was difficult to pick our flavors, but samples were freely offered to taste flavors and see if we found our match for the day.

Oh, and did we mention they have gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options? I personally fell in love with this Lemon Custard that was light, refreshing and it totally hit the spot on a hot day.

Heyn's Ice Cream is a Must Visit in Iowa City

Miss Sarah took her flavor in a dish because she was still full of Mellow Mushroom pizza and thought she could save it. By adding a lid to it, it did keep up well overnight in our hotel fridge/freezer and she enjoyed it for breakfast!

Heyn’s Ice Cream Flavors

Honestly, I can’t list them all, but here were a few of the amazing ones we looked at:

Monster Mash

Vanilla Ice Cream, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, M&M’s

Cookie Dough

Vanilla Ice Cream, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chips

Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake Ice Cream, Swirls of Blueberry, Graham Cracker Crust

Cappuccino Chunk

Coffee Ice Cream, Coffee-Flavored Chocolate Chunks, Mocha Swirl

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Cherry Ice Cream, Maraschino Cherries, Chocolate Chunks

Black Raspberry Truffle

Black Raspberry Ice Cream, Raspberry Truffles

Kara’s Creation

Vanilla Ice Cream, Pralines, Oreos, Swirls of Caramel

Don’t they all just sound amazing?

Heyn’s Ice Cream Prices

Compared to the world of frozen custard? These prices were beyond reasonable. Three bucks for a very generous serving of 14% butterfat-filled goodness.

This store is quaint, has friendly service, and has delicious treats – Heyn’s Ice Cream is a Must Visit in Iowa City!

Heyn’s Ice Cream Hours

Open Monday thru Friday from 1 – 9PM, and weekends from noon to 9.

Heyn’s Ice Cream locations

You can find them :

811 South 1st Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-354-1981
25 Cherry Street, North Liberty, IA 52317, 319-665-2249