Nelson's Ice Cream

The Nelsons have their own expression for that: "Nix besser" - which is Pennsylvania Dutch for "none better." You can cool down with a scoop or two of Nelson's at stores within a 100 mile radius of Royersford, Pa.

June 21, 2011 3:25:13 PM PDT
It's the first day of summer, and we've got ice cream on our minds.

So the Action News team headed to a family business in Montgomery County that has been hand making the creamy cold stuff for decades.

Ninety-five years ago, Ellis Nelson started a dairy on Walnut Street in Royersford. In 1929, he whipped up something sweet to cheer people up during the Great Depression. The recipes haven't changed a lick since.

"We are one of the few companies that make our own mix from scratch," said owner David Nelson. "We actually get raw milk from the farm... Straight from the cow!"

David's great grandfather opened a dairy in 1916 and started making ice cream during the Depression.

The original flavors were vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and peach fruit flavors . Today, there are more than 40 made on the premises.

"It really is a handmade product and they really are sort of artists," But the top of the line is Nelson's Dutch Farm, a rich, velvety whip wrapped in 16% butterfat.

While we were there, one guest remarked, "Amazing - it's so creamy."

The Nelsons have their own expression for that: "Nix besser" - which is Pennsylvania Dutch for "none better."

You can cool down with a scoop or two of Nelson's at stores within a 100 mile radius of Royersford, Pa.

Nelson's Ice Cream, Inc.
651 Walnut Street
Royersford, PA 19468
(610) 948-3000