Just Another Manic Sundae
Let’s get straight to the pint: This ice cream institution in Sanford puts the “moo” in moovers and shakers. This McIver Street spot originally operated as Fairview Dairy, where the Yarborough family pasteurized and sold milk in the 1930s. The business became Yarborough’s Homemade Ice Cream in 1971, and the rest is sweet history.
Now you can get a dose of nostalgia by choosing from 32 flavors of homemade ice cream or classic diner options like burgers, sandwiches and fries. The original 1935 ice cream machine is displayed in the shop. If you’re lucky, you’ll run into Carol Yarborough, the ice cream shop’s founder, who still gets lunch there nearly every day. If you’re smart, you won’t leave without posing with the 3-D mural.
Owner Michael Yarborough says the business hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. “My dad and I take a lot of pride in this place,” he says. “I’ll never be able to fill his shoes, but there’s a lot of pride in being a third generation business.”