Inside: Michigan State Dairy Store Ice Cream

CHLOE ALVERSON

As a Michigan State University alumnus, I know the Dairy Store very well. Some of my happiest Spartan memories revolve around its delicious local gelato. If you’re unfamiliar, the team at the MSU Dairy Foods complex makes a variety of ice creams and cheeses — and they’re available on campus at Anthony Hall (474 ​​S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing). Once it arrives, the sweet, sugary aroma of ice cream will hit you almost immediately.

The Dairy Store serves 13 flavors of ice cream, which change weekly. Customers can get cups, cones, shakes and more. Some of the flavors are inspired by MSU or the Big Ten, like Peanut Butter and Fudge-Swirled Buckeye Blitz. Although my favorite flavor, Sesquicentennial Swirl (green cake batter and frosting), was unavailable, I held on. I opted for a single scoop of the Cookie Monster flavor – Blue Moon ice cream with Oreos and cookie dough pieces. Are you even a true Michigander if you don’t enjoy the vanilla deliciousness of Blue Moon ice cream? It is said to have been created in Ludington. The flavor was perfectly creamy and the cookie crunches added a nice texture. The waffle cone was soft, sweet and freshly made. My friend chose a flavor filled with three candy bars, aptly named Candy Bar Coma. It was the perfect taste of summer for an otherwise gloomy April afternoon.

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