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Strickland's reopens in Akron: See the first flavors of the 2022 season

Strickland's has been an Akron staple for decades.
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File photo: Strickland's in Akron.

AKRON, Ohio — It’s that time of year again – and a certain sign of warmer days ahead.

Strickland’s – the iconic frozen custard stand along Triplett Boulevard in Akron – is open for the 2022 season starting Friday.

Known for serving up two special flavors at a time, Strickland’s is kicking things off this year with banana and black raspberry from March 4-6, which is then followed up by grape and butter pecan from March 7-9. 

Chocolate and vanilla are always available along with sundaes, milkshakes and more. Here's their menu.

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𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘝𝘖𝘛𝘌𝘚 𝘈𝘙𝘌 𝘐𝘕 Open for the 2022 season 𝐓𝐎𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐑𝐎𝐖 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝟒𝐭𝐡 at 11:00am. Flavor of the day calendar for March below in order of top votes! See you tomorrow!

Posted by Strickland's Frozen Custard on Thursday, March 3, 2022

Strickland’s got its start back in 1936, founded by Bill and Florence Strickland.

“During his years as an Akron Pure Milk employee, Bill developed his own rich recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients,” according to Strickland’s site. “With his formula perfected, Bill turned his attention to developing an ice cream machine (called a ‘batch freezer’) that would quickly freeze the ice cream, while limiting the air whipped into the product.”

Strickland’s says the original ice cream stand along Triplett Boulevard still uses the same batch freezers from all those decades ago.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on March 3, 2022.

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