Ye Olde Grist Mill and Velvet Ice Cream Factory (Utica)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

We’ve been on quite a few factory tours by now, so we were psyched to finally see how ice cream is made at the Velvet Ice Cream Factory which is located inside an old Grist Mill. Let me just tell you, unless you have time to kill, this place is a bit of a bust. We arrived at the very picturesque location near a small creak with ducks and geese.  We hung out waiting for the “tour” to start.  There was quite a bit of build up by the staff and when it was time to get started, we were led into a small amphitheater like space— we were briefed on the history of Velvet Ice cream, but more time was spent on  the story of the Grist Mill than anything else-apparently the family that owns Velvet Ice Cream bought the historic structure a few years ago and converted it to an ice cream factory.

Ye Olde Grist Mill and Velvet Ice Cream Factory (Utica)

When it was finally time to take the tour, we were super disappointed to discover that you just step in front of a large window and watch a whole lot of nothing going on in this very small factory. I could not even believe they called this a “tour”.  We consoled ourselves with an ice cream cone in the gift shop, but sadly, this was by far one of the worst quality ice creams we’d ever had.  Not even remotely creamy and full of annoying little ice crystals..Meh! If you want to taste some amazing ice cream check out our top 10 ice creams across the country by clicking here.
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

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