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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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The Big Rig Truck Show at the Rockfalls Raceway is here! 🤩🍦

Stop by this Friday and Saturday for all your favorites and a wide variety of family friendly activities! Try a signature malt or switch it up with a classic Olson's Turtle Sundae! ❤️🤸‍♂️

Don't forget to tag us for a chance to be featured on our social media! 🤳

Don't miss us at the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park happening tonight at 6PM! 🎤☀️

We will be serving our delicious artisan crafted ice cream including sundaes, malts, popcorn, and more! Enjoy a night of live music and grab a cone of the #local favorite! 🎶🍦

POV: You just ordered an Olson's Brownie Sundae and everything is right in the world. 🤤❤️

Made with our artisan crafted vanilla ice cream, fresh made brownie pieces, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry - this dessert is hard to resist!🍦🍒

Get your hands on one today and see for yourself! 🥄👀

It's Olson's Butter Pecan vs. Olson's Southern Bourbon Butter Pecan! 👀

Which flavor is hands down the best? 🤔

Tell us your answers in the comments below! 👇

- Leave a 🥄 for Olson's Butter Pecan
- Leave a 😋 for Olson's Southern Bourbon Butter Pecan

Our weekend forecast calls for sunshine with 100% chance of Olson's Orange Pineapple sorbet! ☀️🍊

This tart and tangy summer flavor is the perfect addition to any picnic or Netflix binge. (we don't judge) 🥄🤤

Grab some in store or order for delivery! 👏

Stop by TODAY and enjoy the #local favorite at Pure Water Days in Chippewa Falls!🍦👏

This downtown event features a parade, games, food trucks, live music, and more! Try a classic Olson's Turtle Sundae or grab one of our famous Olson's Chocolate Malt! 🥄😀

Tag us @olsonsicecream in all your family fun photos for a chance to be featured on our page! 📸📍

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