Dairies & Ice Cream

Name Address Photo(s)
Abbott's Dairy 1015-1025 Union Streets
Merged with Fraim's Dairy in 1957
Abbott's announced closing in 1964
Acadia Dairies, Inc. 8th & Orange Streets YES
Aschenbach, (William F.) Home Made Ice Cream Concord Avenue & Jefferson Street YES
Barlow's Dairy
Blue Hen Dairy 1015-1025 Union Streets
Founded in 1932, sold to Abbott's Dairy in 1952
Claude P. Hearn founded the Blue Hen Dairy in Newark.
Borden's Ice Cream 26th & Market Streets
In the early 1940s, Borden's bought the Sharpless Ice Cream Company. In 1936, a fire on the 3rd floor caused ten-thousand dollars damage.
In 1960, Bordens announced plans for a two-story addition. In 1970, Bordens left the location and for the next seven years, the building sat vacant and was vandalized.
A self storage business then occupied the location and recently, it was converted into an apartment complex.
Brandywine Dairy 3rd & Scott Streets
Breidablick Farm Dairy Lancaster Pike YES
Breyer's Ice Cream Philadelphia, PA
Mentioned for referance only
Busy Bee Dairy 1916 W. 4th Street YES
Carroll's, E. W. Dairies Talleyville YES
City Dairy Greenhill Avenue & 2nd Street
Headquarted in Baltimore, Koontz owns City Dairy, Greenhill Dairy and West End Dairy
Clover Dairy Co. 1200 Orange Street YES
Cooper's Ice Cream Company
Walter D Cooper, owner
• 1008 Lombard Street
• 11th & DuPont Streets
• Delaware Avenue & Scott Street
Custard Hut (later became Marsh Road Diner) 407 Marsh Road YES
Dairy Palace Joyce & Vince Parker, Opened 1956
Jay Drive & Basin Road
Dairy Queen • Concord Pike at McDaniel Heights - first to open, 1952
• 5621 Govonor Printz & Sunset Drive (1953)
• Basin Road, Chelsea Estates (Parker's), (1954)
• 521 Poplar Street (1957)
College Avenue & Chestnut Road (1958)
• Route 40, Glasgow (1959)
• 420 Madison Street
• Vandever Avenue & Thatcher Street
Dairy Whip 1202 duPont Highway, early to mid-1950's; demolished to make way for 'The Dog House'. YES
Dairy Whip, The 404 N. Union Street, early 1950's. YES
Delamore Dairy, Inc. 1800-1820 Lancaster Avenue YES
Delhaven Dairy Hare's Corner & State Road YES
Dolly Madison Ice Cream
Philadelphia Dairy Products
1930 Hutton Street, later became Foremost Dairies.
Cromer Heating took over the building in 1956. Later, it was reconstructed.
Earl's Dairy 228 N. Scott Street YES
M Fierro & Sons Dairy Products 1928 to 1964, was originally located on 6th Street across from Papa's Food Market then bought the Abbots Dairy building at 1025 N Union St. It still operates at that location today under the ownership YES
Foremost Dairies 915 Washington Street
Took over Dolly Madison Ice Cream
Fraim's Dairies • Clarence Fraim started his company in 1900, located at 24th & Jefferson Streets
• Moved to Vandever Avenue & Lomotte Street in 1914
• Merged with Abbott's Dairy in 1957
Greenhill Dairy, Inc. • First located at 1018 Tulip Street, 1933. Purchaes Rosehill Dairy in 1951
Headquarted in Baltimore, Koontz owns City Dairy, Greenhill Dairy and West End Dairy
• 119 Greenhill Avenue
Hanna's Ice Cream 831 Jefferson Street
837 Market Street
Hershey Ice Cream Company 6616 Governor Printz Blvd
Hines Dairy 3604 Pine Street YES
Hy-Point Dairy Farms Beaver Valley Road YES
Jack & Jill Ice Cream Company 1804 Philadelphia Pike
Jimmy's Home Made Ice Cream 413 Washington Street YES
Koontz Dairy Headquarted in Baltimore, Koontz owns City Dairy, Greenhill Dairy and West End Dairy YES
Kozinski's Dairy VanBuren & Linden Streets
Laskaris 719 Market Street YES
Lehman's Frozen Crème (Custard) 5100 Governor Printz Blvd
3810 Governor Printz Blvd
Licketysplit Marsh & Silverside Roads YES
Lindell's Dairy Milltown Road
Logues Dairy Concord Pike YES
Lynthwaite Farm Dairy 4725 Concord Pike YES
Maple Lawn Dairy • Sold to Silverside Dairy in 1962
Hare's Corner, New Castle
Peterson's Ice Cream Branmar Plaza
Richman's Ice Crean 9 Matthes Avenue
Rockeys Ice Cream 2401 Monroe Street YES
Rose Hill Dairy • Sold to Greenhill Dairy in 1951
• 12th & Heald Streets
Rutter & Neisser 23rd & Washington Street YES
Sharpless-Hendler Ice Cream Co. First location in 1919 was the location of Mack's Garage at 921-931 Guyer Avenue. Soon afterward, they purchased the property at 26th & Market Street for a new building.
The business was sold to the Borden's Company in the early 1940s.
Silverside Dairy 2222 Silverside Road
Joesph A. Schmidt founded his dairy in 1933
• Silverside Dairy Store opened in the 1950's
• Purchased Maple Lawn Dairy in 1962
• Became a Sealtest Distributer in 1966
• Dairy operations ended in the late 1960's leaving only the dairy store, a restaurant and an automobile repair garage
• Filed for bankruptcy in 1983
Sylvan Seal Philadelphia
Mentioned for referance only
Tastee Freez Drive-In • 1018 S Market Street (1952)
• 3730 Kirkwood Highway (1956) (Cantrell’s)
• 400 S Maryland Avenue, Bellemoor (Reeve's)
• 702 Newport Gap Pike, Newport (1958)
• 121 Elkton Road, Newark
Tasty Shoppe 35 E Main Street
Twaddell Brothers Dairy 2300 W. 4th Street YES
Twin Kiss Newport Gap Pike
West End Dairy 318 8th Avenue
• Sold to H. E. Koontz Creamry in 1966
Wilmington Candy Kitchen 303 Maryland Avenue
1139 W 7th Street
Woodside Drive-In 4917 Kirkwood Highway
Woodward's Dairy • Opened a Drive-in Dairy Store in 1962
2810 Center Road
J. P. Zebley 310 E. 8th Street YES

Created: February 20, 2018
Revised: July 30, 2022