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. 

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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.

Gentle Doctor Cafe 

Located at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Gentle Doctor Cafe also sells ISU Creamery ice cream in the 8-oz containers. This cafe is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 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: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED


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.

Ice Cream

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


  • All varieties: $6.50/sandwich


  • Cheddar Cheese Curds: $5.50/9oz bag
  • Aged Cheddar: $6.60/5oz piece
  • Study Breaks: $2/cup


ISU Creamery gift certificates available for purchase - $4 double scoop ice cream certificate or 1 bag cheese curds certificate. 

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