Hip! Hip! Hooray! It’s officially ice cream season. And, no one does ice cream better than PA. Whether you prefer hard or soft serve, you’ll find your favorite ice creams in a variety of traditional
and unique flavors at ice cream parlors across the state. Next time you’re in the mood for soft serve, however, check out one of these nine ice cream parlors that have the best soft serve ice cream in Pennsylvania.
1. Page Dairy Mart (Pittsburgh)
Indulge in a Pittsburgh tradition when you visit Page Dairy Mart, a Southwestern Pennsylvania staple since 1951. The old-fashioned ice cream parlor features a full menu of soft serve flavors, including black cherry, blueberry, chocolate, and twisted coconut. Page Dairy Mart serves its famous soft serve ice cream daily between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 4600 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15210.
2. Yardley Ice House (Yardley)
For nearly a quarter of a century, Yardley Ice House has been a favorite ice cream spot for countless Pennsylvanians. The charming ice cream parlor is popular for both its soft serve ice cream and its water ices. Yardley Ice House is open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. Visit at 77 S. Main St., Yardley, PA 19067.
3. Wertz Ice Cream Cone (Wernersville)
Order your favorite flavor of soft serve from a gigantic ice cream cone at Wertz Ice Cream Cone. The curiosity of seeing the mega ice cream cone up close might originally draw you to the shop. But, the ice cream will keep you coming back. Flavors range from chocolate to raspberry. Wertz Ice Cream Cone is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It's located at 55 Penn Ave., Wernersville, PA 19565.
4. Sunset Ice Cream Parlor (Gettysburg)
An enchanting, old-fashioned ice cream parlor, Sunset Ice Cream Parlor will make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Choose from either handmade or soft serve ice cream. Sunset Ice Cream Parlor welcomes guests from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Stop by 33 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325.
5. Summers Ice Cream and Snoballs (Stewartstown)
Treat yourself to a soft serve cone at Summers Ice Cream and Snoballs. The popular ice cream spot makes its own ice cream each day, promising a cold, fresh treat. Drop by Summers Ice Cream and Snoballs Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Ice Cream and Snoballs is located at 23 West Pennsylvania Ave., Stewartstown, PA 17363
6. Susquehanna Soft Serve (Liverpool)
In the mood for a chocolate, vanilla, or twist soft serve treat? Or, maybe you’d like to add a little bit of oomph to your ice cream? Then, Susquehanna Soft Serve has got the answer for you. Mix your vanilla ice cream with such favorites as Kit Kats and M&M’s. Susquehanna Soft Serve is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 1430 Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool, PA 17045
7. Polar Bear Ice Cream (Matamoras)
Planning a celebration, like a birthday? Then, head on over to Polar Bear Ice Cream to order one of their famous ice cream cakes. While you’re there, try a chocolate, strawberry, or other soft serve ice cream flavor. Polar Bear Ice Cream is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is located at 1004 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA 18336.
8. Kristy’s Whistle Stop (Enola)
Kick off your visit to Kristy’s Whistle Stop with a delectable meal before diving into ice cream. Order from such ice cream flavors as teaberry, chocolate, blueberry, and pineapple. Kristy’s Whistle Stop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Stop by at 3013, 600 South Enola Rd., Enola, PA 17025.
9. Grida’s Soft Ice Cream (Richlandtown)
Sit down to a delicious dessert at Grida’s Soft Serve Ice Cream. The quaint ice shop boasts a full menu of foods – from hoagies to hot dogs – as well as an array of ice cream treats. Opt for a slush mixed with soft serve (pictured above), a milkshake, a cone, or a flurry. Visit Grida’s Soft Ice Cream Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. It is located at 36 North Main St., Richlandtown, PA 18955.