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.
Route 9, Rhinebeck
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
Old Hopewell Rd., Hopewell Jct.
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!
S. Broadway, Red Hook
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.
Route 82, Hopewell Junction
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.
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
Fishkill Ave., Beacon
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.
Route 44, Pleasant Valley
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
Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas
Main St., Beacon
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!
Route 17A, Warwick
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.
Mountain Ice Cream
New York 17M, Middletown
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
Oakland Ave., Warwick
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!
Top Dairy Bar
Route 32, Newburgh
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.
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
County Rte. 62, Westtown
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
Jane’s Dairy Bar
Route 9W, Newburgh
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!
a local debate which ice cream shop is better, Mr. Cone or their
nearby competitor Wally's Ice Cream Parlor- you will have to come
taste and decide for yourself though! Locals claim Mr. Cone has the
best soft serve around paired with their enormous flavored dip
selection you can't go wrong.
State Rt. 17K, Montgomery
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
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.
New York 94, Salisbury Mills
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.
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.
Oneil St., Kingston
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.
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!
Main St., New Paltz
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!).
Rte. 9W, Lake Katrine
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.
Main St., Saugerties
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.
State Route 208, Gardiner
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.