Eric’s Ice Cream Factory produces sweet treats, lasting memories throughout Northwest Ohio

“We talk about it like a five-minute vacation from life, and you have no idea what people are going through on that day,” Eric Gerber said.

OHIO, USA – Eric’s Ice Cream Factory, a local homemade ice cream shop, celebrates success with the warm weather.

She makes almost all of her products by hand and the shop is known for its unique sweets.

Eric’s Ice Cream Factory started in 1999 and they’ve been so successful they have three in Defiance.

One is in Bryan, the other is in Bowling Green and they also have a mobile ice cream shop.

“I get the 3-spoon sampler and I don’t know anyone else, but like that, it’s my favorite. Because you can try anything,” said Breah Kuck, who is a senior at Bowling Green State University. .

“Yeah I like that too and I like how you can see how they do the ice cream. I think that’s cool,” added Kayley Cascio, also a senior BG with friend Kuck.

Scoop after scoop, it easily became a favorite with foodie customers.

Eric Gerber is the president and namesake of Eric’s Ice Cream Factory.

“We started producing all of our own ice cream in 2012 and over the past few weeks with all of our sites, with such high heat, we’ve been producing almost 2,000 gallons of ice cream per week,” Gerber said.

But it goes much deeper than what you see inside those buckets.

Families create memories.

“Do you remember coming for ice cream with mom and dad paw?” said a grandmother to her grandson, who said yes.

These are special rootbeer floats.

And find an escape from everything that’s going on in the world.

“We talk about it as being a vacation five minutes away from life. And you have no idea what people are going through that day. What’s going to happen tomorrow. And we have all kinds of stories about this or that cancer treatment and that’s the only thing they want,” Gerber said.

That’s why Gerber takes ice making so seriously.

It takes it to another level by expanding throughout Northwest Ohio.

“We have looked at the Perrysburg, Maumee, Waterville and Holland areas. In addition to Napoleon and Archbold and here in Bowling Green, we would like to do a secondary location. And we have also worked with a franchise development group over the past 2 years,” Gerber said.

This growth in 23 years will not stop anytime soon.

Because they know customers need that five minute vacation on a hot summer day.

“Growing up, I always went to McDonald’s. I had like a dollar cone. But now I’ve kinda moved on to Eric. So whatever it will take me back to my childhood,” Kuck said.

You can actually own an Eric’s Ice Cream Factory thanks to his franchise.

All you have to do is visit ericsicecream.com.

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