Wilmington’s riverfront just got a little sweeter. This summer, the University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery is serving customers its fresh, ‘from the cow to the cone’ ice cream at its latest retail location at the Riverfront Market.
UDairy Creamery produces homemade ice cream from the cows that graze on the farm at the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Every aspect of the dairy is run by students, and the ice cream is made right on campus. Even the flavor concoctions are dreamed up by the college coeds.
Located on South Orange Street along the banks of the Christina River, the Riverfront Market offers several casual dining options. The UDairy Creamery dipping stand is the market’s first ice cream retailer and is open Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m seasonally — through September 30th.
This latest expansion follows the celebrated 2017 opening of the UDairy Creamery Market on Market Street in downtown Wilmington, which also sells burgers, sandwiches and salads. That same year the Creamery also added a catering program.
All UDairy Creamery locations are staffed by students from UD’s Associate in Arts Program.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in Wilmington and look forward to reaching businesses, shoppers, Jack Markell Trail enthusiasts — anyone who comes to the Riverfront,” said LeeAnne Ahamad, UDairy Market Manager. “Being able to increase the exposure of our program is essential to our growth, just as this opportunity for the students to gain further experience is essential to theirs.”
Eight to 10 hand-dipped ice cream flavors will be available for purchase each day at the UDairy Creamery ice cream cart inside the Roverfront Market.