I am not much of a year-round ice cream eater, but when soft serve joints such as Putz’s open for the warm season, I’m there as soon as I can—ordering the smallest, kids-sized chocolate/vanilla swirl cone with chocolate sprinkles. And the final bite of the bottom of the cone with the ice cream-filled grid is the absolute best part! Man, I need it again soon.
The simple pleasure of a standard cone—as only done right by the seasonals, in my opinion—and it had been a while since I got to go to Putz’s. Geographically, it’s much easier for me to head to Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar (which is also really, really good), but there is something even better about Putz’s, which is located further on the west-side of town (though I wouldn’t necessarily consider it “Westside”), just off of the Montana exit of I-74.
My big thing, especially with pizza and ice cream, is that an ice cream parlor should be judged based on its ability to master the basics, and Putz’s absolutely does just that. No frills here; just fantastic ice cream for extremely cheap*.
*Cash only, too, so take note!