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Edaleen Dairy 40 Flavors of Fun, Fresh Ice Cream

Long before there was Brangelina there was Edaleen. Although not Hollywood royalty, Edaleen Dairy’s ice cream has cultivated raving fans since 1982.

Founded by Ed and Aileen Brandsma (Ed + Aileen = Edaleen), Edaleen Diary makes some of the best ice cream in the Pacific Northwest.

Ice cream. Two words that instantly invoke pleasant memories. The corners of your mouth can’t help but lift upward into a slight grin.

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Made from dairy milk, soy, nut milk, or coconut, it’s all good. Its summer in a cone.

You won’t find any nondairy ice cream at Edaleen Dairy. Instead, you’re treated to ice cream from the milk of hormone free cows that’s “always fresh, always local” made within 24 hours of milking and with local berries and other ingredients from Whatcom County. And it makes a tasty craft beer float.

Whatcom County is thirty minutes from Bellingham, two hours from Seattle, and five minutes from Canada. I visited two of Edaleen Dairy locations during my trip to Lynden.

Disclosure: As is common in the travel industry, my trip was provided for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Edaleen Dairy 40 Flavors of Fun, Fresh Ice Cream

ice cream sundae chocolate ice cream, fudge, marshamallow creme, whipped cream with cherry

Better than a bowl of chicken soup to cure what ails you. You can buy a huge sundae of Edaleen Dairy ice cream for only $2.95

We had a couple of hours before dinner so grabbed the free bikes from the Inn at Lynden and rode to the Lynden City Park and Jim Kaemingk Sr Trail.

As we took in the surroundings, my companions asked if I wanted to go back the same way. Or we could ride past the Lynden Edaleen Dairy store and get ice cream.

Ice cream? I hopped on my bike and started pedaling. I didn’t know where I was going all I knew was ice cream was in my future.

Little did I know this offchance visit would lead to a date with the best, freshest gourmet ice cream that any penny-pinching frugalist will love.

Pro-tip: Want to skip the ride to the park and head straight to the ice cream shop?

It’s a 6-minute bike ride from the Inn at Lynden to the Edaleen Dairy store on Grover Street. The route is flat and a straight shot once you get onto Grover Street.

You don’t need to be in shape to do this ride. Remember, you’re riding to get ice cream. Keep in the end goal in sight. (It’s only a 3-minute drive by car.)

With over 40 flavors you’ll want to camp out and try them all. Guess what? You can without having to sell your cow or break into your piggy bank because a scoop is only $3. Hand over a couple of dollars and you’ve got yourself a scoop of delicious ice cream.

ice cream and sundae menu Edaleen Dairy

Ice Cream and Specialty Sunday menu – Prices have changed since my visit

Pro-tip: Kids scoops are only $1.50.

Current ice cream prices:

  • Kids hard – $1.50
  • Regular hard – $3.00
  • Large (double) hard – $4.00

With prices this low a family of four can enjoy a tasty treat for less than $10 even spring for a waffle cone. Or you can come back more for another visit.

Flavors vary depending on the time of year. Some flavors like Eggnog and Pumpkin are only offered seasonally. The popular flavors tend to sell our fast, especially during the summer.

You can order hard or soft serve ice cream in a cup, bowl, cone, or homemade waffle cone.

Edaleen Dairy Grover Store

Edaleen Dairy ice cream shop

There were 16 flavors available during my visit:

  • Almond
  • Birthday Cake
  • Black Licorice
  • Blackberry
  • Bubble Gum
  • Cappuccino Chip
  • Chocolate Chip Mint
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Coffee Almond Fudge
  • Cookies & Cream
  • French Vanilla
  • Fudgy Wudgy
  • Passion Guava
  • Pecan Praline
  • Vanilla
  • White Chocolate Raspberry

Vanilla is my tried and true standby. Yes, I’m plain and I know it. Vanilla is also Edaleen’s best selling flavor. When you’re right, you’re right. 🙂

But the Coffee Almond Fudge intrigued me and it’s the hardest for Edaleen Dairy to make. Three delicious tastes in one scoop of ice cream like Baskin Robbin’s Mocha Almond Fudge. Coffee Almond Fudge for the win.

cup of coffee almond fudge ice cream with spoon

One scoop

Pro-tip: Edaleen Dairy is generous with their servings. A regular scoop is more like 2 scoops.

If you’re planning on buying a half gallon or 5 gallon bucket, make sure you have an ice cream scoop.

The ice cream was rich, creamy, and heavenly with plenty of hearty fresh almond chunks. The fudge was gooney, thick enough to give it a pull away consistency yet keep its shape and not runny.

Edaleen Dairy ice cream was so good, we visited another Edaleen Dairy location the next day!

Looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream? Try the greek yogurt. Edaleen Dairy serves six flavors of Ellenos real greek yogurt in the Grover store location.

six flavors of greek yogurt

Handcrafted Greek yogurt made in Seattle

Edaleen Dairy Headquarters

ice cream in case

six flavors of Edaleen Dairy’s yummy ice cream

At the Guide Store and Company Headquarters they served many of the same flavors as the Grover store plus a couple of new ones:

  • Almond
  • Banana Split
  • Black Licorice
  • Blackberry
  • Cappuccino Chip
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Chip Mint
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Coffee Almond Fudge
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Fudgy Wudgy
  • Mango
  • Passion Guava
  • Pecan Praline
  • Vanilla
  • White Chocolate Raspberry

Curious about their quality control if the Coffee Almond Fudge would taste the same at each Edaleen Dairy location, I ordered a scoop a Coffee Almond Fudge.

coffee almond fudge ice cream in a cup with white plastic spoon

Coffee Almond Fudge

It tasted exactly like the ice cream from the Grover store!

Canadians Save Money Buying Edaleen Dairy Ice Cream

quarts of ice cream

At the Edaleen Dairy headquarter store (five minutes from the Canadian border) many people had shopping carts filled with cartons of Edaleen Dairy ice cream and other dairy products because of fixed Canadian prices. Prices are set so high in Canada, it’s cheaper for Canadians to cross the border and buy US ice cream. You can buy a dozen jumbo eggs for $1.49.

Pro-tip: You can bring $20 worth of US dairy products into Canada without paying duty taxes.

With three of the six retail locations five minutes or less from the Canadian border, selling to Canadians is a lucrative business for Edaleen Dairy.

Quarts at Edaleen are 1.75.

Edaleen Dairy Locations

Edaleen Dairy has six retail locations in Whatcom County, Washington. So if your favorite flavor is sold out at one ice cream shop, you can visit another. All stores sell Edaleen logo items and have inside seating.

Looking for a fun family-friendly food centric event? Try the ultimate Edaleen Dairy crawl by following the store list below and stop at every location. You can visit all six Edaleen Dairy ice cream stores in less than 2 hours not counting time to stop, order, and eat the delicious treat.

Guide Store & Company Headquarters

dairy storefront

The Edaleen Dairy Guide Store & Company Headquarters sells dairy products like eggs, butter and several types of cheese along with various sizes of ice cream from 1.75 quarts, gallon tubs, to 5-gallon tubs! That’s a lot of ice cream! You’ll need a deep freezer and an ice cream scoop.

9593 Guide Meridian Road
Lynden, WA 98264
360-354-5342

Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 9 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Grover Store

Edaleen Dairy ice cream store Grover

Welcome to the Grover store

In addition to ice cream and Edaleen Dairy merchandise the Edaleen Dairy Grover Street location also sells Dutch snacks like stroopwafels.

1011 E. Grover Street
Lynden, WA 98264
360-746-8664

Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 10 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Bellingham Store

The Edaleen Dairy Bellingham store is their newest location and offers 24 rotating flavors. Soft serve and Ellenos Greek yogurt are also available.

1200 10th Avenue, Suite 104
Bellingham, WA

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 9 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Ferndale Store

The Edaleen Dairy Ferndale store offers sandwiches, ice cream, and other dairy products.

5905 Portal Way, Unit 103
Ferndale, WA 98230
360-366-8760

Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 10 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Blaine Store

The Edaleen Dairy Blaine store is the most Western location and one of three shops close to the Canadian border.

458 Peace Portal Drive
Blaine, WA 98230

Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 10 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Sumas Store

The Edaleen Dairy Sumas store is a smaller ice cream shop but near the Canadian border.

908 Cherry Street
Sumas, WA 98295
360-988-0189

Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 9 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Conclusion

The next time you’re in Whatcom County be sure to visit Edaleen Dairy for the freshest ice cream. With six locations in Whatcom County it’s easy to find an ice cream store near you.

Offering over 40 flavors from traditional favorites like Vanilla to the exotic Passion Guava, Edaleen Dairy ice cream is freshly made using local ingredients.

The family-friendly ice cream shop keeps prices low. You can treat the family to ice cream for less than $10pic.

Edaleen Dairy has grown from a small dairy farm to an eco-friendly sustainable business that employs over 100 people and supplies excess power to 450 homes a year.

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Tami Wilcox

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

I used to live in Bellingham, and I'm sad I didn't know about Edaleen Dairy when I was there. So interesting that they make a lot of money selling to Canadians who come across the border. That's some smart business planning! And just for the record, should I ever have the chance to visit Edaleen Dairy, I want one of their Marionberry greek yogurts.

sherianne

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

WOW, those prices are so reasonable, it would be dangerous to live near this shop! I want the Coffee Almond Fudge, Fudgy Wudgy, and White Chocolate Raspberry. Such a great reward for the bike ride

Thomas Bourlet

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Ahh this was cruel to look at while on a diet! Nothing beats an ice cream in the summer months. That's an incredible list of different ice creams, think my favourite from afar would have to be White Chocolate Raspberry

Milijana

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

'... I didn’t know where I was going all I knew was ice cream was in my future.' Ha ha ha .. I love this!! Probably my future would be Vanilla and Chocolate Chip Mint flavors. Close and distant future!

Marlene Marques

Monday 15th of July 2019

Wow would definitely eat one of those right now! Love the fact that you pedaled to the ice cream shop, that way you got to pedal back and burn those extra calories and don’t feel bad about eating that delicious ice cream. Also, glad to know they use local products to do it.

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