Best Ice Cream Shops



We've got the scoop on the very best ice cream parlors in the Hudson Valley!

https://www.facebook.com/Mickeys-Igloo-3-623711684348931/Whether you are looking to try a new flavor or indulge in an old favorite, we have rounded up the best of the best in each county to give you a delicious guide of the best ice cream shops in the Hudson Valley.

DUTCHESS COUNTY

Del'sDairy Creme

6780 Route 9, Rhinebeck

This old-fashioned ice cream stand provides a delicious lunch or sweet snack. They have a wide array of sundaes and ice cream treats including banana splits and shakes. Sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads and more is also on the menu. Popsicle for the kids and outdoor seating is available.

East Fishkill Provisions

567 Old Hopewell Rd., Hopewell Jct.

25 flavors of soft-serve plus homemade ice cream sandwiches, cakes and more! Check out Monday night car shows with great food, music, bounce house for the kids and lots of family fun. They also have a full service deli grill, catering, pig roast and more available for some of the most delicious foods in Dutchess County!

Holy Cow

7270 S. Broadway, Red Hook

Even in the dead of winter, Holy Cow is hoppin’. Whether it’s January or July, people flock here to enjoy generous portions of all sorts of treats. The affordable prices ensure people who take advantage of the yearlong schedule don’t have to sacrifice their wallets.

Joe’s Dairy Bar

550 Route 82, Hopewell Junction

Another local family-owned staple, Joe’s has options for everyone in the family’s tastes ice cream sandwiches, hard ice cream, slush puppies, soft-serve yogurt, and even chili from a secret family recipe on the savory food side.

Mapleview Cafe

141 Overlook Rd, Poughkeepsie

A fast favorite, Mapleview Cafe is more than just an ice cream parlor. Featuring an outstanding menu of gourmet selections ad unique tastes people are drawn here from all over the Hudson Valley all summer. The menu includes a delicious assortment of soups, sandwiches and homemade ice creams.

Ron's Ice Cream

298 Fishkill Ave., Beacon

A beacon favorite, Ron's is one of the only places in the area to be serving up Dole Soft Serve, a dairy free, vegan friendly, lactose free, all natural coloring 'ice cream'! They are reasonably priced with twenty different flavors and across the street from Memorial Park makes this place a must stop on a hot visit to the playground.

Utterly Delicious

1898 Route 44, Pleasant Valley

A brand new bounce pillow provides plenty of time to jump off the ice cream sugar rush before heading home. A wide variety of flavors, they have soft-serve ice cream and yogurt plus 16 flavors of hard ice cream. They also have delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches and cakes.

Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas

201 Main St., Beacon

Most people have fond memories of enjoying a Popsicle on a hot summer day, but we bet you don’t recall ones flavored like mojitos, peanut butter and jelly, arroz con leche, or cucumber mint chili. These fun spins on the frozen classic are a huge hit, and they are made in small batches with fresh, Hudson-Valley grown products.

Zoes's Ice Cream Barn

1181 Route 55, Lagrangeville

From cow to cone in 3 days! All of their ice cream is made daily using only Hudson Valley Fresh dairy products and the most natural products you can find. Open year round you can stop in to watch the homemade ice cream being churned while you enjoy your treat, grab some lunch or dinner fresh from the grill and learn all about local Hudson Valley dairy farms. Zoe's also offers family-friendly events throughout the year and birthday parties too!


ORANGE COUNTY

Bellvale Farms Creamery

1390 Route 17A, Warwick

This barn- style creamery is located at the top of Mt. Peter (yes, you can hike or drive!) and has quite a spectacular view! The specialty flavors and homemade ice cream and waffle cones feature fresh ingredients grown right on the farm makes the ice cream here some of the freshest you will ever taste.

Blueberry Mountain Ice Cream

655 New York 17M, Middletown

Fresh homemade ice cream, Italian Gelato, and sorbet provide a range of options at Blueberry Mountain. Hand-dipped waffle cones offer another layer of indulgence, and gluten-free cones make sure no one misses out on the fun. The mini golf course next door makes a trip to Blueberry Mountain a fun family evening out.

Cafe a la Mode

1 Oakland Ave., Warwick

Most famously known for their delicious imported, flavored and seasonal coffees, Cafe a la Mode has something for everyone. No matter your age, this cafe has become a favorite meeting place among the locals. They have breakfast and lunch featuring homemade salads, wraps and more plus 16 unique flavors of delicious hard ice cream including oatmeal cookie and caramel cheesecake, yumm!

Cherry Top Dairy Bar

949 Route 32, Newburgh

The gigantic ice cream sundae on top of the building will pull you in, but the ice cream will keep you! Soft-serve flavors of the week offer constant variety, and if you’re having trouble picking just one favor, you can swirl two together.


Monroe

The IceMother is an over the top Italian Ice truck bring you right back to the good 'ole days. They have unique flavors, old favorites and the best part... give them a call and they will deliver!

The Dairy O

581 County Rte. 62, Westtown

This family run shop features both homemade ice cream and baked goods. Lunch is served daily and Tuesdays are car cruise nights! If it is local, farm fresh you are looking for, The Dairy O is the place to be.

Mary Jane’s Dairy Bar

5334 Route 9W, Newburgh

A classic ice cream shop serving up homemade ice cream sundaes, creamy soft serve, or refreshing Italian ice, Mary Jane’s has comfort desserts you can count on. They also offer a huge selection of food, so you can take the full night off from cooking if you’d like!

Richard’s Dairy Shed

1103 State Rt. 17K, Montgomery

This family-owned Montgomery staple is always a crowd favorite. Richard’s offers a vast menu (including food) from classic chocolate and vanilla to birthday cake to brownie sundaes. The scoops are quite generous, so be sure to bring your appetite.

Wally'sIce Cream Parlor

846 NY-17M, Monroe

A sip of Wally's root beer floats will bring you back to your childhood days or enjoy one of their other many delicious flavors. Wally's offers a large sweet treat menu including soft serve, frozen yogurt, hard ice cream, ices and rumor has it their shakes are to die for.

Weir’s Ice Cream

2159 New York 94, Salisbury Mills

Hudson Valley residents have all different experiences, but chances are if they’ve lived in the area for a while, they’ve been to Weir’s. The stand has all the treats you could want; hard and soft ice cream, shakes, floats, sherbet, yogurt, Italian ice, slush drinks, and more. They often runs specials and promotions to support teams and organizations in the community.

SULLIVAN COUNTY

QuickwayTwin Cone

Rt. 17K, Bloomingburg

A quick and easy stop on your way through the Catskills, Twin Cone is a popular stop through town. A large variety of flavors, banana splits and other frozen treats.

ULSTER COUNTY

Boice Brothers Dairy

62 Oneil St., Kingston

Talk about a Hudson Valley staple, Boice Brothers Dairy has been around for more than 100 years. Their century-long presence in the community is no accident, as their fresh, locally-sourced treats have satisfied generation after generation.

Frozen Caboose

Haviland Rd., Highland

Right near the Walkway Over the Hudson, you can stop by for a frozen treat after your afternoon walk. They have dozens of unique flavors to choose from - both hard and soft ice cream- and even offer ice cream for your dog after a hot walk across the bridge. You won't be disappointed at Frozen Caboose!

Huguenot Creamery

78 Main St., New Paltz

Lifelong New Paltz resident Patty Walker had always heard people wondering where they could get ice cream in New Paltz, so three years ago she opened Huguenot Creamery and solved their problem. The chic little parlor serves super popular milkshakes and classic ice cream flavors to enjoy as you stroll around town. You can also buy cannolis and other desserts to cap off your dinner (or lunch or breakfast!).

Jolly Cow

1620 Rte. 9W, Lake Katrine

A 50s style ice cream shop with a life-size cow out front your can't miss. Locals say the Jolly Cow is a nice surprising treat and true community shop. Reasonably prices with huge heaping piles of ice cream and large selection of frozen treats, including dairy free options. Check out the twist'em, stack'em and ice cream sandwich specials when you are there too.

Mickey’s Igloo 3

72 Main St., Saugerties

Sometimes a gigantic dessert is the only dessert that will do. Luckily, Mickey’s Igloo has a colossal-size sundae special to lift you up when it’s been one of those days. If you can’t stomach a treat quite that hefty, you can always get a specialty sundae, shake, shaved ice, malt, hard ice cream, and much more in a regular size.

Tantillo’s Farm Market

730 State Route 208, Gardiner

The ice cream stand section of this seasonal farmer’s market sells treats with fresh fruit toppings grown right on site. You can opt for a classic dessert, like a malt or a banana split, or sample the fruits of the farm with a hot apple crisp sundae, strawberry shortcake sundae, or peach Melba sundae. All the food is kosher and gluten-free, so those dietary restrictions won’t hold you back.



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