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, IndianaYes, 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 slushes–you’ve got plenty of options at this ice cream shop!
Maplewood, Indiana Ice Cream ParlorUnlike so many ice cream parlors that we’ve seen in our travels through small Indiana towns, this Hendricks 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.
Go ThereThis Hendricks County 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!
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