Best Ice Cream Shops



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

Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shops

Screaming for ice cream? You've come to the right place! 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, including information on which ones are open or carryout or temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to give you a delicious guide of the best ice cream shops in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy!

Note: Info valid as of  July 29, 2020. Please call in advance for the latest information on the business' customer availability. 

DUTCHESS COUNTY

Beacon Creamery  12-6pm. Open every day
134 Main St., Beacon. 845-765-0444.
Serving up locally made Jane's Ice Cream and locally made Mercers wine ice cream. Pep yourself with a fresh espresso and enjoy a homemade baked good. 

East Fishkill Provisions  Outside seating available
567 Old Hopewell Rd., Hopewell Jct. 845-221-9195.
25 flavors of soft-serve plus homemade ice cream sandwiches, cakes and more! They also have a full service deli grill, catering, pig roast and more available for some of the most delicious foods in Dutchess County!

Joe’s Dairy Bar   Open until 9pm
550 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. 845-221-0488.
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.

Ron's Ice Cream   Open until 9pm daily
298 Fishkill Ave., Beacon. 845-838-2028.
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.

Spoons  Opening August 2020
46 Eastdale Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-901-3919
Hand-Crafted Premium Ice Cream & All Natural Soft-Serve. We have something for everyone! Dairy-free and vegan options available. They also serve salads, sandwiches and soup.

Utterly Delicious   Open until 9pm
1898 Route 44, Pleasant Valley. 845-838-2028.
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.

Village Creamery    Open - food 8pm, ice cream 9pm
14 Mill St., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-0306.
The Village Creamery is a neighborhood favorite! They have soft serve and hard ice cream for your family and the famous Dogwich for your fur baby! Grill is open daily cooking up hot dogs, burgers and much more. 

Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas   No info available
201 Main St., Beacon. 646-206-3982.
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   Window service, curbside pickup & delivery
1181 Route 55, Lagrangeville. 845-454-7108.
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, order some lunch or dinner fresh from the grill and some ice cream to go. Zoe's also offers family-friendly events throughout the year and birthday parties too!

ORANGE COUNTY

Bellvale Farms Creamery   Walk up window only
1390 Route 17A, Warwick. 845-988-1818.
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   Walk-up service & take out
655 New York 17M, Middletown. 845-344-2500.
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. 

Caffe a la Mode   Curbside pickup
1 Oakland Ave., Warwick. 845-986-1223.
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    Open
949 Route 32, Newburgh. 845-564-6340.
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. 

Chester Ice Cream   Takeout or curbside only
69 Brookside Ave., Ste. 206, Chester. 845-610-5888.
This family-owned shop serves up premium homemade ice cream. There are family favorite flavors and homemade ice cream-cakes for any special occasion. 

Duffy's   Open Wednesday through Sunday, see website for  hours
94 Clinton St., Montgomery. 845-769-7608.
This family-owned 50's themed shops sells a little bit of everything including homemade ice cream, baked goods, chocolates and hot food. 


The Ice Mother and sons   Open
Monroe. 845-549-5553.
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   Open
581 County Rte. 62, Westtown. 845-355-2663.
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.

Frostee Freeze   Open
123 E Main St., Walden. 845-778-3802.
Cater to your sweet tooth with help from this hometown ice cream stand. From delicious milkshakes to hand made cakes and everything in between! Stop by and pick up a delicious gyro and dessert. 

Mary Jane’s Dairy Bar   Pickup and delivery
5334 Route 9W, Newburgh. 845-561-8450.
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   Open
1103 State Rt. 17K, Montgomery. 845-457-7744.
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's Ice Cream Parlor   Open / Takeout
846 NY-17M, Monroe. 845-782-5656.
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   Pick up 
2159 New York 94, Salisbury Mills. 845-496-4258.
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

Quickway Twin Cone   Open
Rt. 17K, Bloomingburg. 845-733-1881.
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

Alleyway Ice Cream    Open
135 Partition St., Saugerties. 845-244-0507.
Enjoy homemade, interesting flavors like Sweet Tea, Vegan Cold Brew and more at this small shop.

Barthel's Farm Market & Creamery   Online ordering with curbside pickup
8057 Rte. 209, Ellenville.  845-647-6941.
Enjoy homemade ice cream made with the best local ingredients. 

Boice Brothers Dairy   Window service
62 Oneil St., Kingston. 845-340-2018.
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.

Cherries Ice Cream Bar & Grill   Open 
4162 Rte. 209, Stone Ridge. 845-687-9121.
Come for the deli sandwiches, stay for the specialty sundaes. Cherries also has a delicious catering menu to spice up your next family party. 

Frozen Caboose   Open
Haviland Rd., Highland. 845-834-3774.
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   Open
78 Main St., New Paltz. 845-255-4259.
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   Open
1620 Rte. 9W, Lake Katrine. 845-336-6090.
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   Open
72 Main St., Saugerties. 845-247-7443.
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   Open
730 State Route 208, Gardiner. 845-256-9109.
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.

PUTNAM COUNTY

Moo Moos Creamery   Open
32 West St., Cold Spring. 845-544-3666.
Locals line up for creative, homemade ice cream scoops and frozen treats at this snug, mom-and-pop shop. Enjoy a stroll by the river after you've gotten your treat. 

Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices & Ice Cream   Window service and curbside delivery
924 S Lake Blvd., Mahopac. 845-803-8531.
This casual parlor offers Italian ices, ice cream and other frozen treats. Order up a waffle bowl sundae and eat everything but the spoon!

Updated 7/29/2020



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