If you haven’t been yet, you should definitely plan a trip to the Cornell Dairy Bar. Located in the newly renovated Stocking Hall on Tower Road, the Cornell Dairy reopened this past January. While it’s known for its incredibly fresh ice cream, the Dairy Bar also offers Finger Lakes Specialty Coffees, sandwiches and wraps made to order, assorted soups, and grab-and-go items such as sushi and salads. They also sell cheeses, pints of ice cream, and packaged ice cream sandwiches to take to go.
In addition to providing great facilities such as indoor and outdoor seating, the renovation also allows students to see how fresh the ice cream really is. Dairy Bar visitors can watch the ice cream production from an indoor balcony or through a glass wall facing Tower Road.
Some of the Dairy Bar’s popular flavors include cookie dough, Cornelia’s dark secret (vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes), coconutty spring thaw (coconut ice cream with praline pecans and chocolate flakes), and black raspberry. Along the flavors consistently on the menu, the Dairy Bar also features contributions from the FDSC 1101, “Science and Technology of Foods” course. In this class students develop ice cream flavors, which are judged by a panel of ice cream experts. The winning flavor is then produced and sold at the Dairy Bar.
Location: Stocking Hall, 411 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6:00pm, Sat: 12:00pm-5:00pm, Sun: closed
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