Connecticut August 19, 2019
These 7 Ice Cream Parlors Have The Best Soft Serve In Connecticut
When the weather is warm in Connecticut, days at the pools and beaches are plenty. But there’s one thing that takes the cake when it comes to summer refreshment and that’s sweet ice cream. A smooth and creamy and oh-so dreamy soft serve cone really hits the spot. Here are the best places to get your soft serve fix in the Nutmeg State.
1. Sea Swirl, Mystic
This clam shack on the Mystic River is a go-to spot for fried seafood favorites. But the locals all know to save room for dessert as the towering cones of refreshing soft serve are too yummy to resist.
Address: 30 Williams Avenue #2915, Mystic, CT 06355
2. Kloter's Ice Cream Barn, Ellington
The ice cream shop on the grounds of Kloter Farm is a bustling hub of activity during the warm months. This spot offers scrumptious soft serve plus 20 or more flavors of hard scoop on their menu. You can also enjoy shakes and sundaes too!
Address: 216 West Road, Ellington, CT 06029
3. Main Street Creamery & Cafe, Old Wethersfield
The ice cream selection is nothing short of stellar at this charming spot. From hard scoop to soft serve, there's a flavor for every palate. But we have an undeniable weakness for the soft serve dished up in a cookie bowl.
271 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109
4. Collins Creamery, Enfield
Head to the quiet, middle of nowhere part of Enfield to find Collins Creamery. Well worth the country drive, this farm stand has your traditional smooth and creamy soft serve in vanilla, chocolate, and twist. They also have sorbet, yogurt, hard ice cream, and root beer floats, so there truly is something for everyone.
Address: 9 Powder Hill Road, Enfield, CT 06082
5. Mel's Downtown Creamery, Pawcatuck
Legendary for its formidable ice cream eating challenge of an eight scoop sundae with all the toppings, this creamery is one sweet spot. Enjoy sundaes, shaved Hawaiian ice, hard scoop, soft serve and more at Mel's Downtown Creamery.
37 W Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT 06379
6. Durham Dari Serv, Durham
Known for drawing quite a crowd, this humble ice cream stand has been serving dairy loving customers for over half a century. The portions are overly generous and a kiddie-sized cone is big enough to satisfy most adults at this roadside spot.
Address: 13 Main Street, Durham, CT 06422
7. J Foster Ice Cream, Avon
There's nothing ordinary about the soft serve at J Foster Ice Cream. They create all their own flavorings to bring you the freshest, smoothest, and tastiest treats around. Try their signature Oreo soft serve or rotating specialty flavors like coffee.
Address: 4 Bailey Road, Avon, CT 06001
Still wondering about that ice cream eating challenge at Mel’s Downtown Creamery? You can read all about the Big Kahuna sundae