With the summer winding down, there’s only a few more weeks left to experience tasty treats from these local homemade ice cream shops.
Owowcow (Pennsylvania: Ottsville, Wrightstown, Easton, Chalfont; New Jersey: Lambertville)
Did you know Owowcow is one of the few ice cream companies to be licensed by the department of agriculture to make ice cream from scratch? With an impressive title like that it’s no wonder that this company boasts five locations, each with numerous seasonal and regular flavors to make your mouth water. Choose from classics like House Vanilla and I Hate Chocolate or branch out with Blueberry Lemon or Honey Lavender - either way, you’re sure to leave with a smile.
Uncle Mike’s Homemade Ice Cream (Warminster)
Premium homemade ice cream and sorbet on-site, with ice cream cake and pies available to order, Uncle Mike’s Homemade Ice Cream has something for everyone. Can’t decide which flavor to get? Why not try them all! You can even get mini ice cream sandwiches, with a different ice cream flavor in each. And if you find a flavor you just can’t live without, you can always take a 16-ounce pint of it home.
Carminati Creamery (Glenside)
Technically not ice cream, but don’t hold that against Carminati Creamery! Fresh and homemade with milk from local dairy farms, this gelato will make you forget all about traditional ice cream. The flavors of the day are so fresh that they’re only posted online shortly before opening each day, with updates on new flavors as they run out. Where else will you find flavors like Watermelon Sorbet, Fluffernutter, and Cinnamon Oreo?
Dreams Ice Cream (Glenside)
Don’t be alarmed by the sheer number of flavors (37) at Dreams Ice Cream - you can always choose more than one at a time. As if that’s not enough, toppings range from tried-and-true sprinkles and chocolate syrup to Fruity Pebbles and Cap’N Crunch. If you really want to experience a one-of-a-kind ice cream delight, try its version of an ice cream sandwich: a pressed donut sandwich, made with a glazed donut and the ice cream flavor of your choice.
Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe (Elkins Park)
Open year-round so you’ll always have a place to curb your ice cream craving, Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe has one thing that these other locals don’t: location, location, location. Only a five-minute drive from campus, this sweet shop serves up a multitude of flavors, ranging from Birthday Cake to Salted Caramel Truffle to Peanut Butter Weave. While not made in-house, Sprinkles serves up delicious scoops of Nelson's Ice Cream, lovingly referred to as "Nix besser," or "none better," in Pennsylvania Dutch.
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