I Scream. You Scream. We all Scream for Ice Cream!
The tinkling sound of the Ice Cream Man's music still makes our hearts race. Remember running around your house scraping together enough change, and then frantically chasing the truck down the street? Don't run after any more trucks because these ice cream parlors will satisfy all your ice cream cravings.
Darlene's Heavenly Desires Chocolates and Ice Cream —It's bright and sunny interior will lift your spirits. The scent of the belgian chocolate, cakes, and ice cream will almost drive you wild while you order your cone. In addition to Bindi Gelato imported from Milan and hard and soft "Frogurt" (frozen yogurt), they also carry 28 flavors of Sedutto Ice Cream in mouthwatering flavors like Coconut, Butterscotch Praline, and Chocolate Mint Chip. Kids love the Cake Batter ice cream; and the current seasonal flavors like real Peach and Blueberry ice cream are a-maz-ing. Order an Illy cappuccino to top off the experience. They also host birthday parties for ages 3 and up in their party room.
Located at 185 Sound Beach Avenue (203) 698-9441
Sunny Daes —This unassuming ice cream shop is the real deal. Everything is homemade on the premises at each location. They have 30 flavors of hard ice-cream from Rocky Road to Very Berry. Their soft ice cream and fat-free frozen yogurt come in chocolate and vanilla flavors. It's all delicious, finger licking good on a cone, in a cup, with sprinkles or unadorned.
Located at 30 Riverside Avenue, Westport (203) 557-4211
808 Post Road and 2505 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield
633 Shippan Avenue in Stamford
900 White Plains Road in Trumbull
Gofer Ice Cream — Creamy homemade hard ice cream in up to 36 flavors (some are seasonal like the Summer Breeze, yum!) The Razzles are delicious-ness in a cup – soft ice cream mixed with your favorite topping. The Gofer Drinks like the Hot Chocolate Freeze is hot and cold and wonderful. Gofer has "mobile catering" and will bring their ice cream cart to your party or event. How cool is that? gofericecream.com
Located at 1020 Boston Post Road
522 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich
1241 Post Road at the Brick Walk in Fairfield
869 High Ridge Road in Stamford
Scoops Old Fashioned Ice Cream —This parlor is a blast from the past (in a great way). It's homey feel welcomes you in and the huge selection of candy and ice cream is divine. They have 14 flavors of hard ice cream. Go for their popular specialty ice creams: Mud--coffee ice cream with Oreos, almonds, and fudge and Swamp--vanilla ice cream with crushed Malt Balls, chocolate chips, Oreos, carmel, and M&M's.
Located at 92 Old Ridgefield Road (203) 834-1100
While this last one is not an ice cream parlor it had to make the list.
Brendan's 101 — Known simply to those in the know as “101”. Slurp your Cotton Candy or Coconut Almond Bar ice cream cone and check out the gorgeous artwork from local artists hanging in their gallery. Choosing from their 14 flavors of hard ice cream plus sherbet and sorbet is not an easy, but we're up for the challenge. brendans101.com
Located at 101 Rowayton Avenue (203) 853-1050
Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop —You can watch the grazing cows that gave the milk for the ice cream you're savoring because this dairy farm also makes their ice cream on site. With over 30 flavors to choose from and daily specials like Chocolate Chiquita (chocolate ice cream with fresh banana slices) and a new "eat-in" addition this is a wonderful spot for ice cream anytime of the year. richfarmicecream.com
Located at 691 Oxford Road (Rt. 67) (203) 881-1040
Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato —Their gelato will make you forget you ever loved ice cream. Seriously, it's insanely good. Pair two flavors in your bowl, like pistachio and coffee, and you will levitate. gelatissimoartisangelato.com
Located on 26 Forest Street (203) 966-5000