Vanilla Glacier Ice Cream

Vanilla is the standard that shows the measure of an ice cream company. Our premium Vanilla Glacier provides the taste buds with a satisfying, delicious union of smooth cream with pure real vanilla and all natural ingredients. The perfect companion to a warm apple pie perhaps, a banana split, or better yet - all on its own.

Why Vanilla Glacier?

We have named Vanilla Glacier in spirit of the twelve named glaciers that are found on Mt. Hood.  The glaciers are almost exclusively above the 6,000-foot level, which also is about the level of the average tree line on Mt. Hood. More than 80% of the glacial surface area is above 7,000 feet.

What are the twelve glaciers?

On the east side of the mountain, was once known as the Salmon River Glacier after its 1924 discovery. It was thought to be a snowfield until a mild winter in 1923 -1924 revealed the crevasses of the glacier. It is situated in the valley below Triangle Moraine and drains into the Salmon River.
Named for Elijah Coalman legendary Mountain Man. It lies on the south side. It changes in shape dramatically from a sloping body of ice down to Hot Rocks, to a 40-foot ice cliff in the same place.
White River
On the east side due south of the summit originates in the crater to the east of the Hogsback. The White River is a branch of the Deschutes River flowing into it near Tygh Valley. It has receded vastly since it was first spotted in 1845 by the Barlow Party. It will occasionally release pockets of retained water and will devastate Highway 26 at the White River Bridge.
Newton Clark   
Named for a well-known Hood River surveyor from the 1800's. It is on the east side of the summit and drains into Newton Creek to the north and Clark Creek on the south with a large morain between the creeks.
Named for Thomas L. Eliot, an early north side explorer. It lies northwest of the summit. It is considered the most spectacular glacier on Mt. Hood. The Eliot glacier drains into Eliot Creek.
Lies just west of Langille Crags and drains into the East Fork of Compass Creek.
On the north side of the mountain was named for Henry L. Coe, a Hood River storekeeper and an early developer of the north side area. It is situated below Pulpit Rock and is divided by Horseshoe and Anderson Rocks. It drains mostly into Coe Creek with some flow into Elk Cove.
On the north-northwest side of the mountain is named for William Ladd, one of the builders of Cloud Cap Inn. It is situated between Cathedral Ridge and Eden Park and drains into Ladd Creek.
Named for Rodney L. Glisan. It is situated on the northwest side of the mountain and drains into McGee Creek.
On the west-northwest side of the mountain is seldom seen and drains into the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River.
Lies between Illumination Ridge and Yocum Ridge. It was named in 1901 for Professor Harry Fielding Reid of Johns Hopkins University, who was an expert in glaciology who did extensive studies of the White River Glacier. Reid Glacier drains into the Sandy River.
Originates in the crater between Crater Rock and Hawkins Cliff below Illumination Rock. The Zigzag Glacier today has receded vastly. It drains into the Zigzag River, Lost Creek, and Rushing Water Creek.