In my opinion, there's really no debating it. Ice cream is the best dessert of all desserts, and in northern Illinois, we're lucky enough to live within a short drive of one of America's best ice cream joints.

Iconic Rockton Ice Cream Shoppe Being Awarded

As they celebrate 40 years of creating creamy frozen treats and bringing enjoyment to tens of thousands of customers, Dairyhaus Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe will be honored on Friday with the Illinois Made Award.

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will present the award on Friday (5/5) at 12 noon in historic downtown Rockton at the small kitchen where the owner of Dairyhaus Brent Murray along with his team "crafts and creates" the variety of Dairyhaus flavors.

Johnny Vincent
Johnny Vincent

According to the press release, the small batch ice cream at Dairyhaus is 100 percent handmade where "every nut or chocolate chip is stirred by hand and every fudge ripple is hand-swirled."

What is the Illinois Made Award?

The Illinois Made Award was created by the Illinois Office of Tourism and celebrates "small businesses whose uniquely Illinoisan style and creativity set locally made goods apart."

To be considered for the Illinois Made program, businesses must embody the personal spirit of Illinois, demonstrating through their work what makes our state so unique.

Dairyhaus will join several other local makers and artisans that have been honored with the Illinois Made Award including Rockford Art Deli, Fire Dept. Coffee, Barnstormer Distillery, Rockford Roasting Company, and MainfraiM.

With unparalleled attention to detail, using the best possible ingredients, we create the freshest and creamiest Homemade Ice Cream. -Dairyhaus, 113 E. Main Street, Rockton, Illinois.

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