Thanks to its mouthwatering, quality ice cream, Kawartha Dairy has become a renowned mainstay of summertime in Ontario.
Since its inception in 1937, Kawartha Dairy has been a family-owned and operated business. Much has changed since Jack and Ila Crowe started the Bobcaygeon-based dairy and used frozen lake ice to refrigerate their milk, but the company’s objectives have remained the same: to provide incredibly fresh products and excellent customer service.
In the 1950s, they expanded into making ice cream, which is still produced in the same traditional way using the freshest milk and cream. Coming from local farms within 100 kilometers of their Bobcaygeon plant, the dairy is packaged into ice cream within 24 hours of arriving.
The result is creamy, premium ice cream that’s become famous across cottage country and beyond. In addition to the company’s own Retail Stores, their products are now also available at many provincial retail outlets and partner scoop shops.
Whether it’s for the first or the 100th time, the Crowe family looks forward to welcoming every customer like they’re part of the family
Something for everyone
This summer, Ontarians are encouraged to visit one of the company’s locations. Whether it’s a stop along the way or a staycation, Kawartha Dairy’s selection of 45 flavours guarantees that there’s something delicious for everyone. Plus, the dairy’s always creating new, innovative flavours — like the recently added Moon Mist and Campfire S’mores.
“We’ve been successful because of our small-town family values,” says the Crowe family, who continues to own and operate the business. “We know our regulars by name and we’re committed to quality.”
Beyond delicious ice cream, the company’s superb customer service makes going to one of its locations a treat. For many, stopping at Kawartha Dairy is a longstanding tradition. It’s a place that brings people together and makes for great family memories, all while supporting local business.
Whether it’s for the first or the 100th time, the Crowe family looks forward to welcoming every customer like they’re part of the family.
Create memories with family and friends this summer at one of Kawartha Dairy’s locations:
Find Kawartha Dairy’s Closest Stores and Try One of Its Top 10 Flavours
While all 45 flavours are available in stores, here’s how to try the top 10 at their 10 locations.
In Bancroft, try the fudgy swirls and chocolate peanut butter cups in Moose Tracks!
Head to Barrie for a classic favourite: Vanilla!
Chocolate Peanut Butter is waiting for you in Bobcaygeon.
In Huntsville, get the tasty Pralines & Cream.
Head over to Lindsay for the famous Salty Caramel Truffle!
Going to Minden? Order the decadent Black Raspberry Thunder.
Refresh your palate in Newmarket with Mint Chip!
Stop by Peterborough to sample the legendary Death by Chocolate.
A traditional favourite, Strawberry is waiting for you in Orillia.
In Uxbridge, the rich and creamy French Vanilla will delight your taste buds.