Happy Cows, Quality Ingredients, Delicious Ice Cream
Small farm, sweet treats, big flavor.
Manning Farm Dairy, in Dalton, has a long history of providing NEPA with farm-fresh milk. Ken and Louise Manning established the farm in the 1920s and it’s been run by the Manning family ever since. In 1964, they started churning out their famously delicious ice cream. They’re the only dairy in all of Lackawanna County to exclusively use their own milk in all of their dairy products.
The Mannings take excellent care of their cows, which results in premium quality dairy products and incredibly creamy and tasty ice cream. They grow almost all of their cow feed right on the farm. The Mannings prepare their milk using a low-heat, vat pasteurization process. It takes a little longer than the traditional way, but the result is a high quality, delicious product. Milk is processed, bottled, and delivered to their stores all in one day.
Flavors change seasonally, but Manning’s makes more than 50 different flavors of ice cream. Local favorites include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Almond Joy, and Caramel Sea Salt. They sell classic cones, ice cream cakes, yogurts, and pies. Take home a gallon or two of freshly made ice cream or cold milk.
The demand for Manning’s ice cream is high. Luckily, aside from their main farm in Dalton, they also have locations in Clarks Summit, Dunmore, Scranton, and West Scranton. They even have a Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe that travels the area. And you can grab their famous treats at Kevin and Kacy’s Ice Cream Shop in Wilkes-Barre.
We recently made a trip to their farm dairy to have a few famous scoops. Check out our video, here:
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