Miller’s Ice Cream House in Nashville, Indiana has quick-moving lines through the summer and fall months for a reason: they dish out amazing flavors of homemade ice cream. Oh, yes. HOMEMADE!
Since 1977, this Brown County ice cream parlor has been serving the area. If you sometimes feel as though ice cream parlors are a bit lacking in their offerings, at Miller’s Ice Cream House there are always 23 “famous” flavors on the menu plus one extra special seasonal flavor.
Ice Cream Menu at Miller’s Ice Cream House
This Nashville, Indiana ice cream parlor is supremely busy during the high season. In Brown County, that’s definitely fall. Everyone turns out for the gorgeous leaves and, apparently, the ice cream. At Miller’s Ice Cream House, they make 100 gallons a day.
Here’s the important part: what’s on the menu at Miller’s Ice Cream House! The flavors available daily include:
- Apple Butter
- Black Walnut
- Blueberry Custard
- Butter Pecan
- Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Cookies and Cream
- Double Dutch Brownie and Nut
- French Vanilla
- Heath Toffee Crunch
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Peppermint Candy
- Pralines and Cream
- Pumpkin Pie
- Sherbet Orange
- Strawberry Vanilla
One of the seasonal flavors is also available daily. These seasonal flavors include:
- Banana Chocolate Chip
- Black Cherry
- Candy Bar Surprise
- Maple Nut
- Orange and Pineapple
Their ice creams can be used in malts, shakes, sodas, sundaes, or in a dish. Get an ice cream cone or use one of their homemade waffle cones.
Or, do what I did. My favorite was the persimmon pudding with a scoop of Persimmon ice cream. It’s unique, unusual, and one of my favorite Indiana fruits! I’m sure their ice cream would be great topping some of their homemade cobbler, too.
What is a Persimmon?
I know. I was new to persimmons too. I mean, of course I had heard that persimmons grew well in southern Indiana. I also knew that Mitchell, Indiana holds a huge Persimmon Festival every year (I’m still waiting to be invited to be a taste-testing judge for that one!).
So, here’s a few facts about persimmons. Persimmons, as you know, grow best in southern Indiana.
There are two varieties of persimmon grow in the United States, hachiya, which possesses an acorn shape, and fuyu persimmons, which more closely resemble little pumpkins.
They will ripen after picking. The trees themselves are low-maintenance. They only need partial shade, they have few pests, and don’t very often become diseased. It sounds like a tree that should be in every southern Indiana yard, don’t you think? After tasting Miller’s Ice Cream House persimmon ice cream, I think it will become a thing!
How Miller’s Ice Cream House Makes Ice Cream
They make ice cream much like your grandma might have–using an old-fashioned wooden tub freezer. Unlike grandma’s, this one is huge!
It begins with fresh cream from a local dairy that arrives two times a week. Fruit is processed by hand. They don’t skimp on the quality of their chocolate either.
Ice, water, and salt are added to the part of the machine that holds the tub of ice cream. This is how the ice cream freezes. Finally, the paddles whip the ice cream into shape. The end product is no less than amazing. How will you decide?
Snack Break in Brown County
Persimmon ice cream is a fan favorite. Cookies and cream is also delicious. Really, any flavor you choose is a good choice! Ask for a sample to help you make up your mind.
There is limited seating but Nashville is so walkable. Just take it and go.
Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.
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Miller’s Ice Cream House
61 W Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
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