Ice cream has been a universal sign of summer for decades. There’s nothing more satisfying after a long, hot day at the beach than a cold and delicious treat. Lucky for us, Michigan is home to hundreds of amazing ice cream parlors — but there’s one on the state’s southwest coast that stands out among the rest.
From the outside, Sherman Dairy Bar might look like your average brick building. But what awaits visitors inside is something truly charming — not to mention scrumptious.
Since the mid-20th century, Sherman’s Ice Cream has been manufactured and served at Sherman Dairy Bar in South Haven. It all began a century ago, in 1916, when the Sherman family opened a small dairy — by the late 1940s, Rupert Sherman had started to experiment with ice cream production, and the rest is sweet history!
Visitors to the Dairy Bar will understand why Sherman’s stands out among the rest: each batch is made one-by-one using no high-tech machinery. This care and attention to detail certainly shows in every delicious scoop.
The Sherman family has long prided itself on the use of natural, high-quality ingredients, including fresh fruit, delectable Mackinac Island fudge, and various nuts. These ingredients combine to create a truly mouthwatering ice cream experience.
Today, visitors to Sherman Dairy Bar can choose from over 50 jaw-dropping flavors and speciality items, including unique options like turtle cheesecake, chocolate malt supreme, and lemon-lime sorbet. There’s a flavor to satisfy everyone, and Sherman employees are known for being very generous in their portion sizes.
So the next time you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth, pay a visit to Sherman Dairy Bar. Just look for the big blue cow on the roof! Your taste buds (and your inner child) will thank you.