In 1994, Susan and John Bissert opened the Yardley Ice House. They crafted gourmet water ice in their small store that offered original flavors made with the best ingredients. Other water ice stores in the area only served standard flavors that were typically manufactured elsewhere and bought in bulk. They wanted to create a place that the community would gather to enjoy delicious desserts and each other’s company.
The menu was limited at first, but they soon began featuring favorites like Orange Creamsicle and Cherry Bordeaux, and quickly developed a large following. They have since expanded their menu to include over 80 unique flavors, like Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.
The Yardley Ice House started as a family business and remains one today. Susan and John passed the reigns over to their niece Jackie and her husband Todd in 2022. Together they run the Yardley Ice House and their young sons Carson and Zachary are official taste testers! The “family” has extended to include the wonderful staff, many of which have been with the Ice House for more than five years.
In addition to gourmet Italian water ice, the Yardley Ice House offers old-fashioned soft-serve custard, gelatis, sundaes, shakes, malts, floats and blend-ins. A proud community supporter, the Yardley Ice House donates to numerous local charities, schools, and organizations, and hosts fundraisers regularly! Check out the water ice flavors on the front page for the flavors on tap for today!