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Polly’s Freeze in Maplewood/Georgetown: Homemade Ice Cream

Polly's Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana)
Polly’s Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana)

A long time community fixture, Polly’s Freeze in Maplewood, Indiana is fantastic. Although the mailing address is Georgetown, according to their website I have linked to below, Maplewood is the actual location. It is a very small unincorporated town. But look at that, there’s something here to visit.

One of the most unique Indiana ice cream parlors we’ve seen so far, Polly’s Freeze certainly is eye-catching.

Polly’s Freeze in Maplewood, Indiana

Polly's Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana)
Polly’s Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana)

Yes, that is a big green neon parrot! It’s really hard to miss, don’t you think? In business since 1952, Polly’s Freeze is a very, very busy place. It won’t take you long to figure out why: there’s homemade ice cream. They make their own homemade orange sherbet for starters–and it is always on the menu. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in such a small town standing around and discussing what they were going to order. That’s one way to know you are in for a treat.

Other homemade flavors include black raspberry, strawberry, and banana with pumpkin for the Autumn. Made with real fruit, those are on rotation to keep things interesting. I know that certainly holds my attention. I love having seasonal varieties to look forward to and I’m sure it’s something that the locals appreciate as well.

There’s plenty of your typical ice cream favorites too. Smoothies, sundaes, shakes, and slushies–you’ve got plenty of options at this ice cream shop.

Maplewood, Indiana Ice Cream Parlor

Polly's Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana)
Polly’s Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana (also known as Maplewood, Indiana) Exterior

Unlike so many ice cream parlors that we’ve seen in our travels through small Indiana towns, this Floyd County ice cream destination has a ton of room. Not only is the building itself larger than what you usually see in a small Indiana town (or, really, a big city for that matter!), you’ve got a choice of where to sit and enjoy your Polly’s Freeze treat.

Let me say it again: there is no shortage of seating here. There is covered seating. There’s seating in the shade under trees. There’s seating in the sun. That’s really nice to see. Given the large crowd milling around, there were people with cones or shakes in hand sitting too and there was still so much space.

Is there anything better than sitting outside with a yummy Banana Shake when there’s gorgeous Indiana weather to enjoy? I didn’t think so.

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This ice cream parlor is a seasonal business so you’ll need to act fast before summer “officially” slips into Autumn! As with any business highlighted on little Indiana, always call ahead before making a special trip. But trust me: it’s so worth it.

You can keep up with the latest news if you follow Polly’s Freeze on Facebook.

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Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Polly’s Freeze
5242 IN-62
Georgetown, IN 47150
Mid-March through Mid – October
Monday – Thursday:10:30 AM – to 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Please note the grill, fryers, and yogurt machines go down 15 minutes before closing.
Always call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip. 

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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