The Creamy Whip Ten Commandments

Shavuot is fast approaching the holiday celebrating the receiving of the law on Mount Sinai. In some cruel irony, Ashkenazi Jews, a population that has some of the worst guts in history, choose to celebrate by eating massive amounts of dairy.

I do not know who came up with this tradition. Or, who decided that crushing cheesecake for a bunch of lactose-intolerant Jews was a good idea? It’s probably a conspiracy from the parent company of Lactaid.

Shavuot coincides with the start of summer, and in the Midwest, particularly in Cincinnati, it means the reopening of the Creamy Whip.

The Creamy Whip is a glorious summer store that sells soft-serve ice cream and other frozen treats. Cincinnati is home to a plethora. Depending on what part of town you are from, you might have your favorite. If you are in Northside, it might be Putz’s. If you grew up in Westchester, it might be the aptly named The Cone.

Wherever you like to go, here is a list of the creamy whips open this summer that will take your taste buds to the top of the mountain.

Thou Shall Bring Cash

Putz’s Creamy Whip: in Northside. The name may have you tilting your head, but this isn’t a Yiddish insult. Open since 1938, It’s the name of one of the oldest family-owned creamy whips in Greater Cincinnati. Putz’s is cash only.

Thou Shall Use a Napkin

Mt. Healthy Dair Bar, Located on Hamilton Ave, has been serving monster-sized portions for over 60 years.

Thou Shall Embrace the Blue 

Whipty-Do!: People drive from as far as Columbus to visit this shop in Maineville. They serve a Cincinnati specialty blue soft serve.

Thou Shall Dip Your Cone

The Dipper: Located in the axis mundi of Silverton, this walk-up spot has been satisfying customers of all ages for years.

Thou Shall Get a Cup Just in Case

Mt. Washington Creamy Whip and Bakery: Located inside a former bakery, this spot offers all the Cincinnati nostalgia you can handle.

Thou Shall Twist 

Norwood Delite Creamy Whip: Has been serving up favorites in the heart of Norwood for 65 years.

Thou Shall Not Judge Others’ Orders

THE CONE: Located in West Chester, it is shaped like a literal cone of soft serve! According to the Website, all of its soft serve is Egg, Soy, and Gluten-Free.

Thou Shall Try New Things

Pendleton Parlor: The OTR store is the second Parlor location, and the original is in Milford.

Thou Shall Embrace the Nostalgia

Zip Dip: Located in Westwood, you can’t miss it with its building adorned in throwback neon lighting.

Thou Shall Get the Waffle Cone if Available 

Bold Face Dairy Bar: Located in East Price Hill, this whip is sweetening the incline district. Their specialty, the boldface cone, is made with gold leaf.

Thou Shall Not Visit Dairy Queen

There is nothing wrong with Dairy Queen, but you can get it anywhere. Choose local.