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Welcome!

The owners of Papa Z’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe are pleased to share with Mt. Vernon the best homemade hand-dipped ice cream, frozen custard, and fudge available in southern Illinois. We are also very excited to announce the addition of sandwiches to our menu! Our sandwiches are made with ingredients that are¬†low in fat and salt, yet very tasty, and healthy enough to eat every day!

Every bite of Papa Z’s ice cream or fudge is made right in the store, as needed. Therefore, our food is fresh and super delicious. If you come at the right time, you may be able to see us making it! We have a party room for birthday parties and family gatherings, an outside area for your enjoyment, and video games for the kids.