Jackson isn’t the only spot in the Tetons for a homemade, artisan treat (see the story on page 73 of the summer issue). Over in Driggs, Idaho, Teton Valley Creamery is also serving up cool treats from a 1930s vintage service station.
Stop into this town gem on a sweltering summer day to sample their frozen confections crafted of milk from the Wright Family Dairy— only a stone’s throw away.
The Wright Dairy, a fourth-generation farm, boasts hormone-free milk from cows grazing only on what is harvested from their 1,000 acres in the Teton foothills.
Sample the Creamery’s staple flavors of vanilla, chocolate, Teton Toffee (vanilla ice cream with Idaho-made almond toffee), coffee, raspberry and strawberry. Seasonal flavors also emerge as local ingredients become available during the warmer months.
In 2010, owner Lauren Hokin contributed to town revitalization by opening her cheese factory and ice cream parlor on Main Street. Old timers reveled in the revival of a Valley creamery, and newcomers swarmed in droves—with lip-licking children into tow—to try the rumored gelato recipe. With a switch from gelato to ice cream, the Creamery continues to tickle the taste buds of old and young alike.
No day trip is complete without popping into the Teton Valley Creamery in Driggs. Plus, with summer hours extending well into the evening (Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday noon-6pm), you can even hit them up after a fruitful day of fishing. And don’t forget to grab a bag of cheese curds for your trip back over the hill. This guilty pleasure is sure to up the ante of a nostalgic summer excursion.