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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Olson's Ice Cream is so excited to announce the return of @caricatures_by_jonny this Memorial Day Weekend! 👏😮

Stop by either our Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls location for a chance to participate in a FREE caricature drawing while enjoying the best ice cream in town! ✏️🍦

Caricature drawings will take place from 1:00PM-5:00PM on 5/28 and 5/29!

We can't wait to see all your smiling faces! ❤️😃🇺🇸



Celebrate with Olson's Ice Cream and stop in for our limited batch of Blugold Batter! Yellow cake batter ice cream with blue sprinkles makes for the perfect celebratory snack! 🍦🥳

Students can enjoy 10% off their purchase with a valid student ID! 🙌

We'll see you there!

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Join us for a weekend of fun filled actives this May 20th and May 21st for 🎶🔆 Spring Fest 2022! 🔆🎶

Stop by the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday for live music, a petting zoo, face painting, fair food, and more hosted by @springfestchippewafalls!

We'll be serving up all your favorites so make sure you stop by and enjoy some Olson's Ice Cream! 🍿🍦🌸🎈

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❗😮 The wait is finally over! 😮❗

We here at Olson's Ice Cream are ecstatic to share some exciting news with all our dedicated fans!

📌 Our Irvine Park location will be opening
Memorial Day Weekend to kick-start the summer season! We will be open from 10:00AM-6:00PM daily to serve up all your favorite sweet treats and more! 🇺🇸 👏 😃

📌 We've added ANOTHER concession trailer to our expanding ice cream empire that will be featured at even more events this year! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on featured concerts, festivals, and more! 🍿🍭 😍

But wait. . . there is MORE! 😱

Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for even BIGGER NEWS to come! Are you as excited as we are? 👀🍦


Stop on in and grab your favorite sweet treats during the hours listed below at the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire locations!

Can't wait to see you soon! 😀☀️🍦🍨🍿

We have some HUGE NEWS coming soon next week to share with all our Olson's Ice Cream lovin' fans! 🍦😮

Can you guess what it might be? 👀

Leave your guess in the comment section below! 🤔👇

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