Berkey Creamery

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
University Park
  • Brian A.
    "Chocolate is smooth and delicious.. Death by Chocolate is very good."(9 Tips)
    "Gotta get Peachy Paterno :) WE ARE!!!!"(7 Tips)
    PSU-Lion D.
    "Alumni Swirl or Death by Chocolate"(4 Tips)
    Kathleen W.
    "Bittersweet Mint or the WPSU Coffee Break."(3 Tips)
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  • Drew S.
    Drew S.October 29, 2017
    Make sure to get the Peanut Butter Swirl with sprinkles!
  • Okuna S.
    Okuna SainbayarAugust 23, 2017
    Blueberry Cheesecake is my favorite flavor!
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HolzJune 2, 2017
    Great location to get fresh local dairy product and support the department.
  • Elaine B.
    Elaine BustardMay 26, 2017
    Ice cream !
  • Aashique R.
    Aashique RezwanMarch 24, 2017
    I like all the flavour they offer. It is the best.
  • Ted A.
    Ted AlperMarch 11, 2017
    Delicious, creamy, fresh. Everything you could want in an ice cream.
  • John W.
    John WellsDecember 9, 2016
    Ice Cream is best ever!
  • Brian A.
    Brian AubeleNovember 26, 2016
    Chocolate is smooth and delicious.. Death by Chocolate is very good.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AlexSeptember 3, 2016
    Ice Cream - The best that I have ever had.
  • Walt A.
    Walt AtyeoJuly 4, 2016
    Good ice cream, worth going out of your way to get.
  • George L.
    George LeeJune 27, 2016
    Peachy paterno is excellent. Line goes out the door but moves pretty quickly.
  • John B.
    John BaloghJune 2, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Peachy Paterno and PSU Coffee Break ice cream.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PinapatiMay 27, 2016
    Ice cream flavors
  • Dolly C.
    Dolly ChuaJanuary 15, 2016
    Its closed for renovation
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MurphyNovember 12, 2015
    I'm a sucker for the ice cream cookie sandwiches!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CollSeptember 16, 2015
    Alumni swirl is a favorite. Milkshakes. Coffee, cappuccino, irvings bagels, psu bakery doughnuts. Creamery milk and dairy products.
  • Arielly A.
    Arielly AllenAugust 24, 2015
    Milkshakes are the best!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WimsattAugust 16, 2015
    Alumni Swirl FTW!
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I recommend the ice cream.
  • Hamid A.
    Hamid AlanJuly 23, 2015
    Ice cream so fresh 😋🍦
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HJuly 10, 2015
    Death by chocolate!
  • Liam W.
    Liam Wolf-BielawaJune 20, 2015
    Well worth a wait in line
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThornMay 9, 2015
    Come's awesome
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroMay 3, 2015
    The bittersweet mint is a favorite! 🍦
  • David L.
    David LovetteApril 24, 2015
    A great on campus shop. Peachy Paterno is great.
  • Guerrera De Pelo C.
    Guerrera De Pelo CastañoFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is really good as the ice cream. Also you should try the cheeses and dips, you will add at your grocery list.
  • John P.
    John PageFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
  • Justin B.
    Justin BloseJanuary 21, 2015
    Cookies and creme milkshake is always the best when I go there
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SoonJanuary 4, 2015
    Any ice cream flavor is good! Hot chocolate is love😍
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Only one flavor permitted, so go with the WPSU Coffee Break.
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.September 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    HUGE servings but AMAZING taste at reasonable prices. They even offer dry ice if you want to take some of the deliciousness home with you! Traveled 7 hours and the ice cream was still hard as rock.
  • Muaz M.
    Muaz Mohd NasirSeptember 11, 2014
    Its Ice Cream is top notch !
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Berkey Creamery as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Brian C.
    Brian ColleryAugust 11, 2014
    You pay first then pick you flavors :-)
  • Cayla T.
    Cayla TurnerNovember 22, 2013
    You can park as a visitor in the garage with no charge for 30min. Just turn on those hazard flashers.
  • JB O.
    JB OsborneNovember 3, 2013
    Do NOT get the no sugar added strawberry. It's fake sugar added fake strawberry.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 14, 2013
    Grab a half gallon of your favorite flavor before making a trip home; the staff can pack it to keep it from melting AND your parents will be so happy with you!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MalysSeptember 7, 2013
    So. Many. Flavors! Can't. Decide.
  • LANE G.
    LANE GROSSERAugust 13, 2013
    Last time I was here Joe Paterno walked through the dining area and I was star struck. Feeling bittersweet :( but going for Death by Chocolate (perfect indulgence for a chocolate lover!)
  • Sue W.
    Sue WilliamsAugust 4, 2013
    It may seem like a long line but they are very organized. Goes quick.
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LoebigJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Happy Joy Joy!
  • Cassie
    CassieJuly 3, 2013
    The chocolate milk is just as good as the ice cream!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmykJune 8, 2013
    The coffee ice cream is incredible.
  • Rick P.
    Rick PagettMay 11, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any flavor, but DBC is the best!
  • Madhu M.
    Madhu MMay 4, 2013
    Ask for a half cup. Full is too intense!
  • Devin B.
    Devin BoyerMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Philly pretzels they sell during the day are free later in the evening so that they can get rid of them!
  • Anna B.
    Anna BondarenkoMarch 17, 2013
    Love it!!!
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KiserFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the Milksha
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CampbellOctober 15, 2012
    Get a milkshake! They make it from any kind of available ice cream and you can even mix flavors! Yum!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CurtisOctober 3, 2012
    Try the cherry Sandusky... Wierd fruits showered with small nuts
  • Heather
    HeatherSeptember 23, 2012
    Best ice cream EVER! Be warned - you get a lot more ice cream in the cone than you do in the cup! Gotta get Peachy Paterno :) WE ARE!!!!
  • Kara
    KaraSeptember 8, 2012
    If you're in State College you have to stop at the Creamery. Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. Yum!
  • Ivy
    IvyAugust 27, 2012
    Go for the chocolate chip mint on a cone (then ask for the cup) and take home four tubs, lol. Best ice cream evererrr
  • Shaun
    ShaunJuly 14, 2012
    The ice cream is awesome but the cheese is phenomenal especially the pepper jack.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TJuly 2, 2012
    Heads up. The cones only come in one size... Ginormous.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MedranoJune 5, 2012
    The WPSU is pretty tasty!! Must have for coffee aficionados!
  • Scott S.
    Scott StilsonMay 2, 2012
    Milkshakes here are an underwhelming value. Try Meyer Dairy for a bigger, better shake that costs less.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StilsonMay 2, 2012
    Death by Chocolate is indeed the best ice cream flavor in all of Happy Valley. Do give it a try.
  • Elyse W.
    Elyse WimerMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to sit, relax and eat your ice cream in the sunshine!
  • Kathleen W.
    Kathleen WarnerFebruary 16, 2012
    A penn state visit isn't complete without a visit to the creamery. You can't go wrong with the Bittersweet Mint or the WPSU Coffee Break.
  • Abbey F.
    Abbey F.February 15, 2012
    Death by Chocolate= Amazing
  • Gabe J.
    Gabe JohnsonFebruary 5, 2012
    Alumni swirl or the Peachy Paterno
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HallJanuary 22, 2012
    Peachy Paterno....lives on forever!
  • Heather I.
    Heather IshlerJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the honey cream cheese
  • Krissy T.
    Krissy TrainerJanuary 17, 2012
    Get the cookie dough in a shake. It's a delicious vanilla shake at first and then when you get to the bottom you have all the cookie dough bites to enjoy with a spoon
  • Janet F.
    Janet FraserJanuary 12, 2012
    The French vanilla coffee rocks my world.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HallNovember 12, 2011
    Peachy Paterno. Sweet legacy to a great coach.
  • James L.
    James LeeOctober 26, 2011
    Autumn delight..... So good
  • Ria Shabira
    Ria ShabiraOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuna salad on whole wheat pita <3
  • Phil H.
    Phil HallOctober 12, 2011
    Try the monster mash
  • Tim P.
    Tim PratherOctober 11, 2011
    I'm sorry but I really hate how this ice cream tastes. I'm one if the few though - everyone else seems to love it
  • Richard R.
    Richard RobinsonOctober 10, 2011
    Don't even think about going on a football weekend. Trust me. It's not worth it.
  • Vincent C.
    Vincent CorsoOctober 9, 2011
    The ice cream is of high quality, and they give you enough for two people. I'll just keep mine to myself though, thank you. Yum!
  • Emily S.
    Emily StublerOctober 8, 2011
    Delicious ice cream, but watch yourself. Extremely high fat content ice cream. Only treat yourself every so often or else you'll regret it! All good things in moderation....
  • Leroy G.
    Leroy GrayOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love mushrooms like I do, they sell them by the pound for only $2!!
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah ApplemanOctober 7, 2011
    Berkey Creamery's ice cream is the best I have ever had and it is a great Penn State landmark and tradition. My favorite flavor is death by chocolate. Go try it, you won't be disappointed!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CobleOctober 6, 2011
    Best ice-cream in State College. If you are a coconut fan, try the coconut ice-cream! It has pieces of coconut mixed in!
  • Reckitt Benckiser
    Reckitt BenckiserSeptember 16, 2011
    How does RB fit into your college life? Learn how with RB intern Matt Dubow from Penn State. Read more
  • Trish N.
    Trish NicholsonAugust 25, 2011
    Bittersweet mint is AMAZING!!
  • Blake V.
    Blake VossekuilAugust 23, 2011
    Does anyone know if you get anything when you check in the the Creamery or if you becom the mayor?
  • Penn State Dance Marathon (THON)
    Happy Happy Joy Joy isn’t just an ice cream flavor! Penn State students participate in THON each year to bring joy to children with cancer.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CordesAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a coffee travel mug for $7.99 and get 70 cent refills as long as you still have the mug. And it's pretty good coffee!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GarofaloAugust 15, 2011
    Don't forget: only one flavor allowed per cone Read more
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FinuccioAugust 14, 2011
    The "Keany Beany Chocolate" is amazing
  • Nathan
    NathanAugust 2, 2011
    Death By Chocolate is a killer. Definitely ranked in my top three ice cream shops. Wish I could have stayed and tried all the flavors but got away with a few gallons in the cooler packed with dry-ice.
  • Vince S.
    Vince SmithJuly 16, 2011
    Peachy Paterno milkshake. Slurp slurp slurp done.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SippinJuly 10, 2011
    Coffee break is the best. Period.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DevlinJune 26, 2011
    Creamery ice cream is very high in fat and the staff give large portions. Don't hesitate to ask for a smaller portion. The staff doesn't mind and it saves some calories!
  • Tabatha A.
    Tabatha AshleyMay 14, 2011
    Can't decide between a cone and a bowl? Get the "friendly"... It's both!!!
  • Malena Z.
    Malena ZelenkoApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bagels on campus!
  • ♰Jim K.
    ♰Jim KerrMarch 29, 2011
    the chocolate shakes are so good!
  • Kara
    KaraMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    So much cheaper than buying coffee anywhere else (on or off campus).
  • Scott G.
    Scott GivenFebruary 2, 2011
    Groundhog ... thanks Phil for prognosticating that Spring is just around the corner ... it will soon be time to stop by for a Penn State Creamery cone in the warm sunshine! Happy Groundhog Day!
  • Brett G.
    Brett GrossDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    They still use styrofoam cups! WTF?
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 11, 2010
    The butter pecan ice cream is Soraya’s favorite cone in America! This is the oldest creamery in Pennsylvania and has always been run by Penn State University’s Agriculture School.
  • Allan K.
    Allan KintzDecember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a couple half gallons "to go" and they'll pack it in a cold bag with dry ice! Good for a few hour drive home if you're just visiting.
  • PSU-Lion D.
    PSU-Lion DiOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Autumn + Pumpkin Pie ice cream = a don't-miss combo. Get it when you can!
  • GianCarlo P.
    GianCarlo PitoccoOctober 3, 2010
    You must have the butter pecan milkshake. You will die happy.
  • PSU-Lion D.
    PSU-Lion DiSeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Scholars Chip is not as exciting as it sounds. Plain vanilla is surprisingly just that: plain. Death By Chocolate, Watermelon sherbet, or seasonal Pumpkin Pie are execellent choices.
  • PSU-Lion D.
    PSU-Lion DiAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    USA TODAY asked local experts to name one great ice cream shop in each state:The Creamery=PA's top pick! Pumpkin Pie when in season; Alumni Swirl or Death by Chocolate anytime. Sadly, "vanilla" isn'
  • Jennifer Z.
    Jennifer ZangrilliAugust 8, 2010
    Try the Peanut Butter Swirl!
  • Bud A.
    Bud AdamsAugust 4, 2010
    the most common flavor is apparently vanilla...
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FunkAugust 1, 2010
    Coffee ice cream with expresso beans!!!! Yum!!!!
  • Andy R.
    Andy RimandoJuly 28, 2010
    Best ice cream in the planet!
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 22, 2010
    The largest university creamery in the world, they sell 750,000 hand-dipped ice cream cones per year. We’re partial to Paterno Peach. Read more
  • John M.
    John MMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ice cream anywhere! Butter pecan is outta site.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Lunch time.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    8:30 and the place is like a ghost town.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Death by Chocolate is the best flavor. Period. End of story.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Nothing like a good Creamery bagel for breakfast.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Keepyour eyes open for hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoreJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Save time standing in line by going to an open register. I see poeple waiting in line instead of going to another register to pay.
  • Mizuno M.
    Mizuno MasashiJune 5, 2017
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