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Zsa’s Ice Cream
6616 Germantown Avenue From Thursday through Sunday, Zsa’s Ice Cream is open for pickup or walk-up orders. Patrons can enjoy pints of specialty ice creams such as funfetii cake, sweet cream vanilla bean, and buttered Bbrown sugar peach. Sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and DIY cones round out the menu.
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Dairy Delite — Levittown
7504 Old Bristol Pike Located near Sesame Place, this is a good spot to stop for a refreshing treat. New flavors such as hand-dipped caramel poretzel or soft-serve lime, and vanilla twist can be found on the menu. Patrons report large servings provide good value.
DelVal Creamery — Doylestown
2100 Lower State Road Visitors to DelVal Creamery can expect Uncle Dave’s homemade ice cream with fresh ingredients from the farm. Treats are served up in cones, cups, and shakes.
Moo Hope Ice Cream — New Hope
22 South Main Street Located in the heart of New Hope, Moo Hope Ice Cream makes all of its ice cream, water ice, and yogurt on the premises. This family-run business aims to please with weekly updates to its flavors. Since indoor seating is not being offered as of August 2021, the takeout window and curbside pickup are available.
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Delight in a fudgy scoop of organic ice cream from OwowCow Creamery. Photo courtesy of OwowCow
OwowCow Creamery — Chalfont, Easton, Ottsville, Wrightstown, Lambertville, NJ
This organic ice cream shop features a variety of unique flavors, including 12 signature core options such as cashew caramel, cookie monstah, honey lavender, and “I Hate Chocolate.”
Zebra-Striped Whale — Newtown
12 South State Street A family-run business, Zebra-Striped Whale has both ice cream treats such as shakes and floats as well as coffee delights. Celebrating a birthday? Custom cake orders can be placed and kids (and adults) can even rent out the place for a party.
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D’Ascenzo’s Gelato —West Chester
132 E. Gay Street With 24 flavors, such as butter cookie, stracciatella, mocha espresso, and caramel sea salt, made fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients, patrons might struggle with what type of ice cream to chose. A husband-and-wife team are behind this business, which has been serving up frozen treats for 10 years.Vegan options are also available.
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt — Berwyn
576 Lancaster Avenue What started out as a young couple serving ice cream at a gas station in Ohio has blossomed into a franchise with a shop in Berwyn. With classic sundaes, four-scoop samplers, Handel’s Hurricane, and smoothies, there is something delicious for everyone in the family. Ice cream is made fresh daily. You can place your order online in advance so it is ready when you arrive.
La Chispa Creamery — West Grove
302 East Baltimore Pike Right off Route 1, ice cream lovers can find this little shop filled with decadent frozen treats. The menu features chilled desserts such as vanilla bean creme brulee and coconut rice pudding; coffees, smoothies, and freezes. But, patrons come for the signature shakes that are almost too beautiful to eat. Try the cookie monster, fruit pebbles, or toasted smore. Delish!
La Michoacana Homemade Ice Cream — Kennett Square
231 East State Road Offering a variety of exotic flavors of ice cream, water ice, and popsicles, La Michoacana is open seven days a week. Sugar, regular, waffle, and pretzel cones are on the menu along with brain freezes, aka. slushies, and Cazuelas, a sundae featuring three scoops of ice cream and five toppings. For something different, give the sweet corn ice cream and chili powder a try.
Scoops ‘n’ Smiles — Malvern, West Chester
327 E. King Street; 6 E. Gay Street Open year-round, and serving up tasty Pennsylvania Dutch ice cream, this family-owned business has two locations: one right on bustling King Street in downtown Malvern; and the other in the heart of West Chester.
The Station Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Shoppe — West Grove
100 Railroad Avenue Located near the railroad tracks and the Avon Grove Library in southern Chester County, this family-run business offers delicious hand-dipped ice cream with a variety of flavors and cones.
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Chill Out Ice Cream — Ridley Park
12 Acres Drive Voted favorite ice cream parlor from 2015 to 2020, Chill Out Ice Cream is the perfect place to, well… chill out. With more than 125 flavors of soft-serve ice cream, as well as water ice, and hand-dipped flavors, you’ll have a hard time choosing.
Cocco’s Gelatria — Primos
550 S. Oaks Street This popular local spot is known for producing an authentic Italian gelato as well as fruity sorbets, specialty sundaes, and homemade baked goods. You can even order Fido a doggie gelato, which comes in six different flavors. Orders can be made for pickup or delivery.
Crave Creamery — Springfield
1158 Baltimore Pike Serving ice cream and gelato, there’s no shortage of flavors to choose from at this yummy spot near the Springfield Mall. Open for takeout, this spot also offers water ice and smoothies.
Parlour — Ardmore
18 W. Lancaster Avenue This gourmet ice cream parlor is open every day from 1pm to 10 pm. It features unique flavors such as Earl Grey with honeycomb and lemon blueberry basil swirl in addition to more classic flavors like milk & cookies and chocolate peanut butter. Just looking for a little treat? Try a mini-cone for $1.
The Sugaree Ice Cream and Candy — Newtown Square/Wayne
3117 West Chester Pike/134 N. Wayne Avenue This ice cream shop features Bassets hand-dipped ice cream, Morrone’s water ice, and soft-serve gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options. This spot is known for novelty and nostalgic candies as well.
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Freddy Hill Farms — Lansdale
1400 Sumneytown Pike Named “Best of Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine, Freddy Hill Farms provides customers with dipped ice cream, milkshakes, flurries, and ice cream cakes. After getting some ice cream, be sure to check out the other activities at the farm like mini-golf and batting cages.
Petrucci’s — King of Prussia, Phoenixville
670 Henderson Road; 472 Nutt Road With a location in King of Prussia, Montgomery County and Phoenixville, Chester County, this spot makes the list for its classic offerings such as vanilla bean and butter pecan hand-dipped ice cream as well as its homemade water ice flavors such as bada bing cherry and Swedish fish. Of course, floats and shakes are on the menu, too.
Scoops — Conshohocken
515 Fayette Street This ice cream shop is family-friendly and dog-friendly, too! Choose from ice cream treats or water ice, and enjoy the weather on one of its outdoor benches. Hit an ATM before you arrive as Scoops is cash-only.
Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe — Elkins Park
908 Township Line Road Open year-round, this traditional mom-and-pop ice cream shop offers flavors such as birthday cake, death by chocolate, salted caramel, and strawberry Ccheesecake. Sprinkles is cash-only and pet-friendly.
Sweet Briar Ice Cream and Cafe — Ambler
11 Lindenwood Avenue In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sweet Briar Ice Cream and Cafe is known for its refreshing ice cream offerings. For a healthy alternative, be sure to try one of its satisfying smoothies.
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Zwahlen’s offers more than just ice cream. Enjoy chocolate, cupcakes, and its signature chocolate-covered apples. Photo courtesy of Zwahlen’s
Zwahlen’s Ice Cream and Chocolate Co. — Audubon
670 Shannondell Blvd. This family-run business features two favorite products: ice cream AND chocolate. Each day, a different flavor is offered such as krispie treat or very chunky cherry. Guests can enjoy plenty of seating both indoors as well as outside on the patio, weather permitting. You will definitely want to grab one of its many flavors of chocolate-covered apples to take home.
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Ice Cream Delight —Wilmington
1 Ice Cream Drive Decisions, decisions… there are more than 52 flavors from which to chose at Ice Cream Delight, appropriately located on Ice Cream Drive. There are even fat-free and sugar-free options.
Woodside Farm Creamery — Hockessin
1310 Little Baltimore Road Using milk from the farm’s 30+ Jersey cows, Woodside Farm Creamery’s ice cream is certainly a special treat. Guests can expect banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and even ice cream pies.
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