Beat The Heat with an MSU Sweet
By Arianna Smith
The MSU Dairy Store takes its name more seriously than any other ice cream shop in the area. Every item that’s on it’s menu or that passes into the hands of ravenous sundae fans has a liberal helping of cream, butter, milk, sugar, or all four.
The Dairy Store is a novelty jewel of the campus, with crowds of eager people lined up to the front door minutes after it opens. Good ice cream transcends all seasons, weather, and hours of the day at MSU, even sports rivalries. The praise for this sweet treat is justly deserved.
The Dairy store offers a wide selection of cheeses, coffee, yogurts and shakes that it makes itself, right on campus. The premiere menu hosts a collection of flavors named and inspired by over 15 Big Ten Universities like Michigan Maize-N-Berry. A favorite of this list, Ohio State Buckeye Blitz tastes and smells like a package of freshly opened Reese's cups. The vanilla is so sweet it leaves you rolling the flavor off the back of your tongue, and the chocolate fudge at the bottom is thick enough to cling to your spoon like brownie pieces. It more than makes up for the possible lack of crunch for this one flavor.
Depending on the heat of the day and the indecisiveness of those in front of you, you might wait for a little over fifteen minutes, but the store is air conditioned to ward against the humidity provide a reprieve from summer temperatures outside. The menus are fun and artistically written, and there are ample tables to sit down in case you don’t want to eat on the run. The prices are easy on college pockets already lightened by tuition and book costs- small cones and cups cost $2.25, mediums $3, and larges just $3.75.
The MSU Dairy Store has plans to expand off campus and throughout the state. If their products maintain the spoon sucking goodness they have now once they're Michigan wide, then that’s something that should be eagerly awaited.