Lil e’s Ice Cream opened in 2018, in Plain City Ohio. For 5 seasons we operated a small family ice cream shop. In 2021 we added Lil e’s Ice Cream Truck. After 5 very successful years at our lil shop, we made a bittersweet decision to sell the ice cream shop real estate/equipment. This difficult decision was based on one very simple reason…We needed more family time.
So as we head into our 6th “season”, it is solely Lil e’s Ice Cream Truck. Lil e’s Ice Cream Truck will maintain a high priority in continuing to serve in Plain City.
Dondi & Christy Hatcher are the proud operators of Lil e’s. Christy is the owner and runs the day-to-day operations of Lil e’s. We are a blended family of 4 adult boys, 3 daughters in laws, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. Our daughter in law, Cheyenne, is our go to girl. Not only does Cheyenne keep the truck stocked and
running flawlessly, she is perfecting her highly sought after ice cream cakes. When our son Nathan is not teaching at Jonathan Alder, you will find him on the truck as well. And one of the most common faces taking your orders is our son Aidan. Aidan has been working at Lil e’s since he was 13. And finally, the grandkids. Lil e’s was named after our grandson, Easton. And we come up with creations that our named after our granddaughter, Mia. So some changes have been made, but our goal remains the same. Using our “lil” business to give back and serve delicious ice cream.Zach and Cheyenne have our two adorable grandchildren, Easton and Mia. Easton is part of the naming of our shop “Lil e”. The second part of the name is that Dondi owns the big “e” with Eagle, so we said that the ice cream shop would be the “Lil e”. And after Mia came along, we added our “Mia Milkshakes”. During ice cream season, you will see all our family chipping in. Christy is the owner of Lil e’s and is at the shop every day. Dondi is Lil e’s problem solver and enjoys making French fries in the afternoons. Mitch keeps up with the mowing. Cheyenne and Nathan are managers that we rely on greatly. And Aidan has been taking orders at the register since he was 13.
Lil e’s serves as a platform for our family to give back to the community. While this “lil” shop serves ice cream, it also helps our family serve blessings to others.
Dondi & Christy