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 2955.  


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.  

What we make from scratch and 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. 

White Cheddar Cheese Curds are available in 9-oz bags for $5.50. Fresh cheese curds will be available approximately every three weeks. 

ISU Creamery gift certificates are available for purchase in any dollar amount.  

We accept credit/debit cards and cash, as well as contactless payment – Apple/Google/Samsung Pay.  The ISU Creamery cannot process 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. Facial coverings are encouraged inside the Food Sciences Building for people who are not vaccinated.

Visit us!

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