Homemade Deliciousness

Creamy deliciousness coated in chocolate? I think Whitey’s Ice Cream has some major local competition…maybe more like a sibling rivalry.

The local treat Country Style Ice Cream opened in 1947 by Wayne Lindgren, the brother of Whitey’s founder Chester “Whitey” Lindgren. The two siblings collaborated to create a soft-serve style ice cream for Quad Citians to enjoy.

This is the reason behind the Country Style-Whitey’s double joint on 23rd Avenue and 43rd Street in Moline. Eventually, Wayne took over the entire business until he sold it to Kent Kindelsperger in 1988.

You can see the red benches at the Whitey’s next door.

While the menu is stocked full of yummy items like shakes, malts, freezes and smoothies, the store is known for its soft-serve ice cream that you can coat in a chocolate, caramel or cherry shell.

County Style lives up to its high standards and most definitely, “Tastes like homemade.” It definitely should be on the radar of any visitor or QC native looking for a tasty frozen treat.

Country Style has 7 Quad Cities locations.

Editor’s Note: Want to know more about Whitey’s Ice Cream? Check out this earlier blog post.


About the author

Katy Williams Henderson A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her husband and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's Tutor.com.

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