More Great Homemade Ice Cream!

How in the world do I get Hoang (and Damian – and update! now Calvin) to hop in the car with me for our Sunday adventures to who-knows-where? It’s easy – if I rename them “Sundae Adventures” and hit up a top-notch ice cream joint along the way. Connecticut has a wealth of old school, real milk, real sugar, real fruit ice cream places dotting the state. We’ve already hit the respected top seven (according to one book, and bottom)… but why not add on a few more for good measure? – some of which I think are better than some of those on the book’s list.



The Visited Connecticut Homemade Ice Cream Joints:

UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs
Collins Creamery, Enfield
Fish Family Farm, Bolton
Rich Farm Ice Cream, Oxford
Brown Cow Cafe at Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Sterling
Sweet Claude’s, Cheshire
Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, Salem
Concrete Ice Cream, Ashford
Wildowsky Dairy, Lisbon
Il Bacio, Danbury
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic
Arethusa Farm Dairy, Litchfield
Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, Ridgefield
Durham-Dari-Serv, Durham
Daniel’s Dairy Downtown, New London
Tulmeadow Farm, Simsbury
Micalizzis, Bridgeport
Peaches ‘n Cream, Litchfield
Double Twister, Danbury
Robb’s Farm, Glastonbury
Mystic Sweets and Ice Cream, Mystic
Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato, New Canaan
Praline’s Ice Cream, (the original in) Wallingford
Ferris Acres Creamery, Newtown

To Be Visited

Columbia Creamery, Columbia
Kelly’s Kone Konnection, Hamden (Info)
Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream, Hamden (Info)
Gelato Cafe, Ledyard (Info)
Walnut Beach Creamery, Milford (Info)
Mortensen’s Ice Cream, Newington
Heaven, Newtown (Info)
Ashley’s, (the original in) New Haven (Info)
Michael’s Dairy, New London (Info)
Old Lyme Ice Cream, Old Lyme (Info)
Field View Farm, Orange
Quiet Corner Creamery, Putnam (Info
The Ice Cream Shoppe, Shelton (info)
Wells Hollow Farm, Shelton
J Foster’s Ice Cream, Simsbury/Avon (Info)
Fort Hill Farms Creamery, Thompson (Info)
AC Peterson, West Hartford (Info)
Woodbury Ice Cream, Woodbury (Info)

Damian and his hair at Collins Creamery in Enfield

CTMQ Visits The 7 “Best” according to Roadfood’s Michael and Jane Stern:

1. Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop, Ridgefield
2. Buttonwood Farm, Griswold
3. Big Dipper, Prospect
4. Timothy’s, Bridgeport
5. Dr. Mike’s, Bethel & Monroe
6. Shady Glen, Manchester
7. We-Li-Kit, Pomfret

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