Whitey's Ice Cream 53rd Davenport
Location & Contact:
2419 East 53rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Whiteys Ice Cream has been named Best in the Midwest according to the readers of Midwest Living Magazine. Our history offers clear insight into the way we operate.
Whiteys Ice Cream was established on the corner of 16th Street and 23rd Avenue in Moline in 1933 by Chester Whitey Lindgren, who was so nicknamed because of his white-blonde hair. In 1935, Whitey hired a fifteen year-old boy named Bob Tunberg, who worked for Whitey throughout high school and on and off for several years. Whitey and Bob became close friends, and in 1953, Whitey offered to sell the business to Bob and his wife, Norma.
Bob and Norma made ice cream during the day, and they worked in the store selling their product at night. As soon as sons, Jeff and Jon, were old enough, they joined the family business, picking up trash in the parking lot before they went to school each morning. Working with and observing their father through the ensuing years gave them a strong sense of the value of hard work and great customer service. Today, Jeff and Jon work side-by-side as Co-Owners of the company, and the title, President, remains open in honor of their father, The Quad-Cities Favorite Ice Cream Man, who passed away in 1991.
Whiteys Ice Cream remained a one-store business until 1977, when a second store was opened on 41st Street in Moline, IL. Gradually, the manufacturing facility and offices were relocated to this larger location. This first step in Whiteys Ice Cream growth had proven successful, and the Tunbergs didnt wait another forty-four years before they opened another store. In 1982, stores were opened in East Moline, IL and Rock Island, IL. The Mississippi River was crossed in 1984, when a store was opened in Bettendorf, IA. Since then, another store was opened in Moline, IL at Southpark Mall, three stores have been opened in Davenport, IA, including one at Northpark Mall, one store was opened in downtown Iowa City, IA and another was opened at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, IA. Additionally, Whiteys has maintained a retail stand at The Mark of the Quad Cities since it opened for business in 1993.
In 1988, Whiteys Ice Cream saw a dramatic change with the addition of a Wholesale Department and entrance into the grocery store market. This allowed Whiteys Ice Cream packaged ice cream to be purchased from many more outlets. The Wholesale Department currently distributes to grocery stores and schools in a one hundred mile radius. Furthermore, Whiteys Ice Cream is now available to the entire country through on-line ordering. Our ice cream can be sent anywhere in the continental United States via FedEx simply by accessing www.whiteysicecream.com.
Over the years, a number of innovations to the industry were born at Whitey's Ice Cream, including high powered malt machines, which make extra thick shakes and malts that can be turned upside-down, candy bar shakes, Splenda sweetened No Sugar Added ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, to name a few.
Whiteys Ice Cream belongs to a number of organizations, including the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International.
The Tunbergs credit the success of Whitey's Ice Cream to a quality product, a clean environment, fair prices and a knowledgeable, friendly staff. At Whitey's Ice Cream we strive to create a great experience for the customer from the moment he or she enters the parking lot until the very last bite is gone. That is why our customers are so loyal and why, When ice cream comes to mind, people come to Whiteys.
Whitey's Ice Cream is committed to excellence in its field. We are dedicated to manufacturing and marketing superior quality ice cream and related products. The consumer is placed first in every decision. Whitey's is determined to maintain integrity and an unfailing commitment to quality and value. We will operate our business in a manner consistent with our moral convictions and faith in Jesus Christ.
Type of Meals Served:
Retail Store Ice Cream Cone Flavor List
(Ice Cream flavors vary by store location, for information on the availability of a specific flavor please contact your nearest Whitey’s Ice Cream store.)
BITS O'BRICKLE - Vanilla flavored ice cream with brickle toffee pieces.
BLACK CHERRY - Black cherry flavored ice cream with bing cherries mixed throughout.
BLACK RASPBERRY CHIP - Black raspberry flavored ice cream with chocolate chips.
BLACK WALNUT - Black walnut flavored ice cream mixed with black walnut pieces.
BLUE MOON - Blue colored, citrus flavored ice cream and mixed with miniature marshmallows.
BUBBLE GUM - Bubble gum flavored ice cream with pieces of real gum mixed throughout.
BUTTER PECAN - Butter flavored ice cream with butter-roasted pecans mixed throughout.
CAKE BATTER - Yellow cake batter flavored ice cream with fudge frosting swirled throughout.
CHOCOLATE - Whitey’s own rich Dutch Chocolate ice cream.
COCONUT JOY - Coconut ice cream with chocolate-covered almonds mixed throughout.
CHOCOLATE CHIP - Vanilla ice cream with two different kinds of chocolate chips mixed throughout.
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP - Dark chocolate (cocoa) flavored ice cream with chocolate chips.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH - Brown sugar flavored ice cream mixed with chocolate chips and real cookie dough pieces.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE - Dark chocolate flavored ice cream with fudge swirled throughout and mixed with real homemade fudge brownies pieces.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER REVEL - Chocolate flavored ice cream with brownie bits mixed in and peanut butter swirled throughout.
COTTON CANDY - Pink and blue colored ice cream with cotton candy flavoring.
CUP O JOE - KONA coffee flavored ice cream with espresso fudge swirled throughout and chocolate espresso candy pieces.
FRENCH VANILLA - Vanilla ice cream with egg yolks added for a richer flavor.
GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION - Graham cracker flavored ice cream with graham cracker swirled thoughout.
KEY LIME PIE - Key lime flavored ice cream with graham cracker swirled through.
KONA COFFEE - Gourmet Hawaiian coffee flavored ice cream.
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP - Green, mint flavored ice cream with two kinds of chocolate chips mixed throughout.
MINT COOKIE MELTAWAY - Vanilla (green) flavored ice cream with mint flavored fudge swirled through and with chocolate covered mint cookie pieces.
MISSISSIPPI MUD REVEL - KONA coffee flavored ice cream with fudge swirled throughout and mixed with OREO cookie bits.
MOOSE TRACKS - Vanilla ice cream with heavy fudge swirled throughout, mixed with chocolate covered peanut butter cups.
MOOSE TRACKS NO SUGAR ADDED - Moose Tracks ice cream sweetened with Splenda®.
ORANGE SHERBET - Orange flavored sherbet.
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE FUDGE - Peanut butter flavored ice cream with fudge swirled through and with peanut butter cookie pieces.
PRALINE PECAN - Butter pecan flavored ice cream with caramel swirled through and pecans and praline (candy-coated) pecans mixed throughout.
SGT. CAMO - Camouflaged colored ice cream made from Graham Cracker and Marshmallow Ice Cream with a ribbon of Whitey’s Famous Fudge. It tastes like s’mores.
STRAWBERRY - Fresh strawberries swirled in a strawberry flavored ice cream.
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE - Cream cheese flavored ice cream with strawberries swirled throughout and mixed with candy-coated graham cracker bits.
SWISS ALMOND CHOCOLATE - Chocolate flavored ice cream mixed with chocolate-covered almonds.
TURTLE TRACKS - Vanilla ice cream with caramel swirled throughout, mixed with chocolate covered caramel cups and pecans.
VANILLA - Made with Whitey’s exclusive pure Madagascar Vanilla Bean Flavoring.
VANILLA NO SUGAR ADDED - Our new and improved No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream with Splenda brand sucralose sweetener.
VIKING PRIDE - Peanut butter flavored ice cream with Oreos® and fudge swirled through.
WATERMELON SHERBET - Watermelon flavored sherbet.
WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY - White chocolate flavored ice cream with red raspberry swirled throughout and mixed with raspberry chocolate almond flakes.
WHITE TIGER PAWS - Vanilla flavored ice cream with fudge swirled throughout and mixed with chunks of OREO® cookies.
Summer Flavors (check for availability)
BANANA - Fresh bananas flavor this ice cream.
BLACK RASPBERRY - Black raspberry flavored ice cream.
LEMON CUSTARD - Lemon flavored ice cream with egg yolks.
Fall Flavors (check for availability)
CARROT CAKE - Light cinnamon flavored ice cream with cream cheese frosted homemade carrot cake pieces.
CINNAMON - Cinnamon flavored ice cream. In Quarts only.
PUMPKIN - Pumpkin flavored ice cream. We cook our own special recipe which includes pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, eggs, and milk.
Holiday Flavors (check for availability)
CHOCOLATE CHERRY BON BON - Light cherry flavored ice cream with fudge swirled through and chocolate covered cherry pieces.
CRANBERRY SHERBET - Cranberry flavored sherbet. In Quarts only.
EGG NOG - Egg nog flavored ice cream with nutmeg and rum flavoring.
GRASSHOPPER - Mint flavored ice cream.
PEPPERMINT - Peppermint flavored ice cream mixed with peppermint candy bits.
PEPPERMINT OREO® - Peppermint flavored ice cream mixed with peppermint candy bits and OREO® cookie pieces.
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