Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
The long lines that form outside Handel’s ordering window on nearly any balmy evening are testimony to the popularity of the ice cream from this mini-chain, founded in 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio. What makes the ice cream so special? Originally made with fruit from the founder’s garden, the company carries on that tradition of top-notch ingredients. And all of the flavors are made fresh in-store.
Black walnut, Blue Moon and buckeye are regional specialties not often found in the West. Or try newer flavors such as cinnamon roll, salty caramel truffle or Spouse Like a House (malted vanilla ice cream with a ripple of Reese’s Peanut Butter and chocolate-covered pretzels). You can enjoy any of those in a cone, dish, pint, quart, sundae or shake. Or try a Hurricane: a thick blended concoction with flavors like chocolate-covered strawberry or Fish Bait.