ISU Creamery Store

Location and hours 

ISU Creamery Retail Store

Come visit us in Ames on the historic Iowa State University campus. We scoop ice cream to-go five days each week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, and on Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Find us in the Food Sciences, room number 2953.  


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, where they sell ice cream to-go 11 a.m. ­– 1 p.m. at Kildee Hall.  

What we sell

In addition to fresh ice cream scoops, you can purchase packaged 8-oz cups and quarts (32 oz) to take home.

The prices are as follows: $3 single scoop, $4 double scoop, $5 triple scoop, $5.50 for an 8-oz cup, and $12 for the quarts. 

We accept credit/debit cards and cash, as well as contactless payment – Apple/Google/Samsung Pay. No CyCash or Dining Dollars.


If you’re driving, the nearest visitor lot is the East Parking Deck, 500 Wallace Rd, Ames IA 50011. Meters accept cash, credit card, 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. Due to COVID-19, access to the store is not available through the main doors facing west towards campus. This is to limit traffic flow throughout the entire building. Facial coverings are required inside the Food Sciences Building.

Visit us!

ISU Creamery Retail Store in the Food Sciences Building on the ISU Campus