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A History as Rich as Ice Cream

Albert (AJ) Olson, Mid 1930's


The history of Olson’s Ice Cream is almost as rich as the ice cream itself. Albert J. Olson and his partner began making their “Homaid” Ice Cream at Knapp Dairy in Knapp, Wisconsin.

From right to left: Howard Olson, Eddie Albright, Yvonne Sarazin, & Albert (AJ) Olson, late 1940's


Albert moved his family to Chippewa Falls and began making ice cream and processing milk at Olson’s Creamland Dairy. We are still located in that same building today at 611 North Bridge Street in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Dave & Susan Olson, 1955


The Olson family stopped bottling milk altogether. With a penchant for the highest quality, Howard Olson (Albert’s son) worked with another dairy to develop the same ice cream mix his family had made for decades: only fresh whole milk, cream and sweetened condensed milk are used – never any powders or fillers.

Olson's Ice Cream Chippewa Falls 2019

2007 – Today

Howard and his son David sold the business to the Hunt family. Though ownership of Olson’s has changed, it’s excellent reputation built by the Olson’s family remains intact today. The Hunt family continues to produce the original recipes along with an ever-growing collection of new flavors.

Artisan Crafted in Small Batches

The Only Locally Made Favorite Ice Cream Since 1944

Olson’s has developed over 250 recipes (and counting!) of delicious homemade ice cream. When you visit, choose from the largest selection of classic and seasonal flavors made with fresh milk, cream and high-quality ingredients.

We regularly hear stories from our guests coming to Olson’s since they were kids (even our guests that are 90+ years old).

Available To Take Home

A number of local stores carry our ice cream and it can also be found in several local restaurants and other locations.

Where To Buy

Hunt Family Olson's Ice Cream

Meet Us

The Hunt Family has followed in the footsteps of the original owners, The Olson Family, continuing the 75-year tradition of making Artisan-Crafted Ice Cream in Chippewa Falls. They expanded to Eau Claire in 2019. Jeremy Hunt has joined his parents, Dan and Linda, as an owner, and is looking forward to managing the local favorite and iconic Olson’s Ice Cream brand into the future. Linda oversees production and has a passion for making the area’s favorite, locally made ice cream. Our passion goes beyond being the best ice cream or local favorite for decades, according to Dan. Olson’s has been and will always be about developing relationships and creating memories.

Olson’s truly is a family tradition.

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It's #NationalSmoresDay and we've got the perfect summer treat for you! 😮🥄

Try our limited addition Olson's S'mores Sundae made with our homemade vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, marshmallow topping, and gram crackers! Grab one today at either location! 🍫🤤

With a history as rich as our ice cream, Olson's Ice Cream has been an influential staple in the community for over 75 years and counting! 👏🍦

Check out these original snapshots of founder Albert (AJ) Olson who, in 1944, moved his family to Chippewa Falls, WI to begin processing milk and making ice cream using only the best ingredients and original recipes. We are still located in the same building today and continue to uphold the tradition! 🐄🥄

We will always be grateful for our past and look forward to serving smiles for generations to come! ❤️

Your favorite ice cream truck is back this Sunday for Music at the Riverfront in Chippewa Falls! 🥄😍

This FREE event is fun for the whole family featuring live music, tasty food, and more! Grab a waffle cone and enjoy the show! 🍦😋

Did you hear? It's #NationalRootBeerFloatDay! 🤩🙌

To celebrate, we will be offering 🎉BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF🎉 THIS SATURDAY only!

Don't miss this sweet deal and stop by either location today! 🥄👀

We are excited to announce we will be featured at this years Blues on the Chippewa 2022! 🎷🎹🎺

Check out this FREE 3 day event featuring two stages for twice the fun! 👏🎶

Join us in Durand, WI for all your tasty favorites while enjoying over a dozen live jazz bands! 🥄🍦🍒

It's 🍪#NationalChocolateChipCookieDay!🍪

Olson's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream is the perfect treat to celebrate this tasty holiday! Try it in a dish, a chocolate dipped waffle cone, or make it into shake! Add hot fudge or sprinkles for an extra kick. 😍🍦🥄

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