Antelope Valley Ice Cream Photos
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor dining in Antelope Valley has been suspended. However, many restaurants are still open and providing take-out or delivery services. A handful of them are also bringing back old-fashioned ice cream shops and diners. Here are some of them: 1. La Bonita Dairy, Lancaster, c. 1950s.
2. The Squeeze Inn
The Squeeze Inn is a family owned and operated restaurant in the town of Clark Fork. It offers a unique dining experience full of culture and color. The family that runs this restaurant is passionate about the food and service they provide. Their daughter Taneesha is an artist, and you will find her artwork all around the restaurant.
The Young family cashed in their retirement and savings to make their dreams of owning the Squeeze Inn a reality. Their daughters Kay and Shila would often hear their parents talk about the Squeeze Inn and how it was one of their ultimate dreams. Their dream became a reality in 2003 when they moved to Truckee and made the Squeeze Inn their home. The Squeeze Inn is now a popular destination for families and tourists alike.
3. Western Hotel Museum
Located in downtown Lancaster, the Western Hotel Museum is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The building was built around 1888 and has since been the host of many historic artifacts. These artifacts range from prehistoric and Native American items to household items from the 1900s.
The museum also houses several photographs of early Lancaster. It is considered to be a cultural landmark in the city and is one of Lancaster’s most well-maintained museums.
The museum recently relaunched its programming to restore community engagement with the building while serving residents and supporting local businesses. This was done by reviving two popular programs, the Ice Cream Social and the Chili Cook-Off. These events are held once a year and offer visitors the opportunity to relive old-fashioned memories while enjoying a scoop of ice cream. The museum also features a fun photo booth so that visitors can preserve their historic experience. This museum is a proud member of the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, which is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting appreciation for art and history in the Antelope Valley.
4. Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery is a worldwide chain of ice cream and frozen dessert stores. Its stores serve a variety of ice cream Creations and cakes, as well as shakes, smoothies, and coffee. The franchise is also known for its sundaes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and pies.
When founders Donald and Susan Sutherland opened the first store in 1988, they sought to create a unique ice cream experience that fell between hard-packed ice cream and soft-serve. They developed a unique recipe with 12%-14% butterfat that is made in each store and then mixed with mix-ins right before customers’ eyes.
The result is a smooth, creamy texture that sets Cold Stone apart from other ice cream shops. Their ice cream is categorized as super-premium, and it contains a higher fat content than other brands of ice cream.