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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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THANK YOU for making us the #local ice cream favorite for over 75 years! ❤️🥄

Since 1944, Olson's Ice Cream has become a proud staple in the community and we couldn't have done it without the support of all our followers! 👏🍦

With thousands of dedicated fans, we couldn't have done it without you! 😋🎉

❗ATTN: We've updated our hours!❗

September is here and we're ready for fall! Make sure you follow us on social media for all the latest updates as the season continues! 🍁⛅

Watch out for events, featured fall flavors, and more! 😮🍦

Happy #LaborDay to all our ice cream loving fans! 🇺🇸❤️

We will be open all day so make sure you stop by and snag a tasty treat to celebrate! Try a signature malt or switch it up with a chocolate dipped waffle cone! ☀️🍦🍒

We will be open regular business hours all #LaborDay!😀🇺🇸

Get out and enjoy the last stretch of summer with one of our #local favorites like Olson's Cherry Garden or an Olson's Mocha Mud malt! Don't forget to try our very own artisan crafted popcorn too! ☀️🍦🍿

It's officially September and you know what that means . . . FALL FLAVORS ARE BACK! ❤️🍂😀

Stop in and try our limited edition Caramel Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, or Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest! Don't forget - you can make any flavor into a shake or malt too!🍦🤤

Get in and enjoy these featured flavors while they last! 🥄🍁

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