What Greater Cincinnati Creamy Whips Are Doing to Keep Customers Safe from COVID-19

These favorite creamy whips have health and safety plans in place to keep soft-serve-seeking customers safe

click to enlarge Gold Top Dairy Bar - Photo: Sami Stewart
Photo: Sami Stewart
Gold Top Dairy Bar

If you grew up in Cincinnati, you know that when your favorite neighborhood creamy whip opens its doors summer is here to stay. And while, yes, creamy whip is basically soft-serve ice cream, creamy whip is also the name for where the aforementioned ice cream is served. Real creamy whip must come from a creamy whip (Orange Leaf is not a creamy whip), which generally looks like a shack with a walk-up window and line of little leaguers waiting to order up something sweet after a ballgame.

So what happens when there's a pandemic and you can't really cluster together in a giant line to wait for your favorite sweet treat?

These Cincinnati creamy whips have plans in place to keep soft-serve-seeking customers safe. 

Putz's Creamy Whip

After a delayed opening, Putz’s Creamy Whip now requires that employees wear masks and gloves and perform temperature checks. Outdoor seating has been spaced at least six feet apart and is sanitized frequently. Putz’s asks that only one guest at a time stands at its pick-up and walk-up windows, which are sanitized between customers. 2673 Putz's Place, Mt. Airy/Northside, putzscreamywhip.com.

click to enlarge Zip Dip - Photo: facebook.com/ZipDipCincy
Photo: facebook.com/ZipDipCincy
Zip Dip


Zip Dip

Opened May 15, Zip Dip requires a temperature check from its employees and that they wear masks and gloves. There is now a designated order window and a designated pick-up window, and the waiting area has been extended and marked with arrows to both display the flow of traffic and to remind customers to distance themselves. Zip Dip asks that only one customer per group waits in line to prevent crowding and encourages guests to wear masks. 4050 Drew Ave., Bridgetown, zip-dip.com.

Gold Top Dairy Bar

The Gold Top Dairy Bar requires that employees wear masks. Additionally, its outside seating has been removed and markers have been placed to facilitate social distancing. It also recommends that customers send only one person per party to prevent crowding. 2810 Blue Rock Road, White Oak, goldtopdairybar.com.

Bold Face Dairy Bar

The Bold Face Dairy Bar is sanitizing every surface after every customer interaction and employees are required to wear masks. The dairy bar has also placed social distancing markers on its property. 801 Mount Hope Ave., Price Hill, boldfacedairybar.com.

Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar

Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar’s picnic area is closed for now. Employees are undergoing wellness checks upon arrival, which includes monitoring temperatures and they must wear face masks. Additionally, the dairy bar is sanitizing its high-contact areas every 20 minutes. Social distancing markers were added on the sidewalk to keep customers safe in line. 7840 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, facebook.com/MHDB98.

Norwood Delite Creamy Whip

At Norwood Delite Creamy Whip, employees undergo a wellness check, a temperature check and are asked to wash their hands before starting their shifts. They are also required to wear masks and change their single-use gloves after every customer. Outdoor seating is available, and it has been spaced to accommodate social distancing practices. Marks have been placed to remind guests to distance themselves. 4490 Forest Ave., Norwood, facebook.com/norwooddelitecreamywhip.

Dojo Gelato Northside

Dojo Gelato has placed tape marks and spaced out its tables for social distancing. Employees will wear masks, and hand sanitizer is provided. 1735 Blue Rock St., Northside, facebook.com/dojogelatonorthside.

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facebook.com/TheConeWC
The Cone


The Cone

The Cone requires its employees wear gloves and masks and has placed social distance markers on the premises. To limit customer contact, the Cone has also added a car hop service, which is card only in addition to its drive-thru. 6855 Tylersville Road, West Chester, thecone.com.

Silver Grove Dari Bar

Silver Grove Dari Bar is only taking drive-through orders for now to maintain social distancing. 5178 Mary Ingles Highway, Silver Grove, facebook.com/silvergrovedaribar.

Flub's Dari-ette

Flub’s Dari-ette opened its Fairfield location for the season May 19 with a few COVID policies in place. These guidelines limit the store’s interior to one party at a time, but its walk-up window toward the back of the building will open during the creamery’s busier hours. Employees will wear masks and gloves. Its other locations in Ross and Hamilton are open as well for walk-ups and drive-thru. 997 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, flubsicecream.com.

Whipty-Do!

Whipty-Do’s shop is now contactless and only accepts credit cards or Apple Pay for purchases. Employees are required to wear masks and the creamery has spray-painted social distancing markers on its sidewalk. Menus are no longer being handed out, but the menu can be viewed on its website. Additionally, it has installed a service shelf where customers can pick up their treats to limit guest-to-guest contact. 2529 US-22, Maineville, whipty-do.com.


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