One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is with a nice cold treat! New Jersey is home to some amazing ice cream parlors and we aim to try them all. Here are some of the state’s stand out shops offering great taste and unique flavors.
1. Magic Fountain, Bayonne
The local shop offers a drive-through and refreshing Italian Ices as well.
2. Mark and Julie's Ice Cream, West Orange
This shop features 52 flavors and cakes available for delivery. They also offer Make Your Own Sundae birthday parties.
3. Hoffman's Ice Cream, Point Pleasant
All of the ice cream is home made in Point Pleasant but can be enjoyed at three other locations: Little Silver, Spring Lake Heights and Long Branch.
4. The Towne Scoop, Verona
The scoopers at this vintage style ice cream shop all wear bow-ties but that's not the main attraction - there are 18 awesome toppings to choose from!
5. Thomas Sweet, Princeton
This shop has two Princeton locations as well as one in Montgomery and New Brunswick. The shop is a great place to hang out and also offers delicious chocolate and fresh roasted coffee.
6. South Street Creamery, Morristown
This shop is a full service cafe but the ice cream is the main attraction.
7. Gelotti Ice Cream, Paterson
This shop offers endless flavors and a variety of frozen treats. Enjoy selections such as Black Raspberry Ice Cream or Amaretto Gelato.
8. The Bent Spoon, Princeton
This Princeton hot spot is known for its incredibly unique flavors. Earl Grey, avocado and dark chocolate habanero are just a small selection of the deliciousness that awaits you. To top it all off, many ingredients are organic and fair trade!
9. Applegate Farm, Upper Montclair
Choose from nearly 60 flavors at this decades old working farm. Graham Central Station is a popular choice!
10. Holsten's, Bloomfield
Enjoy both ice cream and American cuisine at this old fashioned shop. If you can't make it here, see the creamery on The Soprano's finale.
Have you enjoyed sweet treats at any of these lovely locations? I know I have! New Jersey has so many amazing ice cream parlors, what shops would you add to this list?