Welcome to the Creamery

Welcome to the Iowa State University Creamery!

Location and hours 

ISU Creamery Retail Store

Come visit us in Ames on the historic Iowa State University campus. Find us on the second floor of the Food Sciences Building, room number 2955. 

A map illustrating where the Creamery is located on Iowa State's campus.


Other locations:


Located on the fourth floor of the Student Innovation Center, SPARKS Cafe also sells ISU Creamery ice cream in the 8-oz containers. SPARKS is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit the Dairy Science Club on Wednesdays during the school year, where they sell ice cream to-go 11 a.m. ­– 1 p.m. at Kildee Hall.  

We scoop ice cream five days each week:

  • Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

The following Saturdays (9-11-21, 10-2-21, 10-23-21), the retail store will be closed. We will have our mobile cart at the Alumni Center, selling 8oz cups of ice cream during tailgate time.  


If you’re driving, the nearest visitor lot is the East Parking Deck, 500 Wallace Rd, Ames IA 50011. Meters accept quarters or mobile app payment.

The Food Sciences Building accessible entrance is on Wallace Road. Once inside the building, use the nearest elevator to go up to the 2nd floor. Facial coverings are encouraged inside the Food Sciences Building for all people, regardless of vaccination status. 

Ice Cream

  • Single scoop: $3
  • Double scoop: $4
  • Triple scoop: $5
  • 8 ounce cup: $5.50
  • 32 ounce carton: $12


  • White Cheddar Cheese Curds: $5.50/9oz bag
  • Aged Cheddar COMING SOON

ISU Creamery gift certificates available for purchase. 

The ISU Creamery Store accepts credit/debit cards, cash, and Apple/Google/Samsung Pay.
Sorry - CyCash and Dining Dollars aren't accepted.