Made From Awesome

We make great ice cream.

Ice cream is what we do and we’ve always done it well, since 1981. Our first store started as a second Dane’s Dairy, an Iowa City icon that still operates today.

Soon after, Paul Heyn took ownership, and made Heyn’s the great, premium ice cream it is known to be.

When I was 12, I started visiting Heyn’s daily—taking money from my father’s change jar for a kid sized scoop of Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream. On my 14th birthday, Paul suggested I get a job, and save my father his quarters.

I’ve been at Heyn’s ever since.

At 14, I started working behind the counter. At 19, Paul asked me to be the manager. Almost 7 years ago, Paul passed away, and left me the store—a testament both to our friendship, and to the love, and dedication I’ve always put into Heyn’s Ice Cream.

With respect to Paul’s legacy, the great things about Heyn’s remain unchanged. We still make all of our ice cream in store. We still dedicate ourselves to dense, rich, premium ice cream. We still serve our classic, original flavors—while experimenting with new recipes. We’re still open daily at the store where we started.

In 2015, we opened a second location in North Liberty—a dream Paul and I have always shared. We also offer catering and have wholesale distribution statewide.

We offer smiles, samples, old favorites, and a chance to try something new.

We hope to see you for a scoop!

– Peggy

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• Our Flavors •

Homemade, just like mom taught us. All of our ice creams are made right here in the store with quality ingredients and a little bit of love.

Looking forward to summer? Try our Mango, Key lime Cheesecake or Peach Yogurt!

Monster Mash

Vanilla Ice Cream, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, M&M's


Cookie Dough

Vanilla Ice Cream, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chips


Lemon Custard

Secret Recipe! Try it out.


Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake Ice Cream, Swirls of Blueberry, Graham Cracker Crust


Cappuccino

Coffee Ice Cream, Coffee-flavored Toffee pieces, Chocolate Chunks


Chocolate Covered Cherries

Cherry Ice Cream, Maraschino Cherries, Chocolate Chunks


Heavenly Hazelnut

Hazelnut Ice Cream, Swirls of Mocha Fudge, Coffee-flavored Toffee pieces, Chocolate chunks


Kara's Creation

Vanilla Ice Cream, Pralines, Oreos, swirls of Caramel


Chocoholic Delight

Chocolate Ice Cream, Fudge, Brownies, Heath Bar


Butter Brickle

Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Toffee pieces


Cake Batter

Cake Batter Ice Cream


We have 40+ flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and soft serve. Stop by to try our deliciously fun creations!


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A day without Heyn's Ice Cream is like a day without sunshine.