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15 Awesome NJ Ice Cream Shops For a Cool Treat

Last updated on September 7th, 2017 at 11:27 am

Hot summer weather … OK, really, any weather … is great for ice cream. Here are 15 awesome NJ ice cream shops to check out. Stop by, have a scoop … or two … or three. Have a favorite that’s not on the list? Leave a comment with the name, town and why you like it!

Denville Dairy, Denville: The Fine family has been churning out fresh-made ice cream for over 45 years. New Jersey residents have been raving about their ice cream since they opened their doors; back then, a small ice cream cone cost just fifteen cents.

Torico Ice Cream, Jersey City: Another shop with a long lineage, Torico traces its history back to 1968 when it first started scooping out the good stuff. Most of what you’ll see here is made with fresh fruit ingredients, and that includes some flavors you won’t find often jackfruit, tamarind, avocado, lychee, papaya, and passion fruit.

Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream, New Providence:  For the last 14 years, this ice cream shop has been scooping it out right. In 2010, they won top honors at the NJ Ice Cream Festival for their specialty flavored s’mores ice cream. You could also try their signature flavor, “91716,” with its chocolate covered pretzels, caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in vanilla ice cream.

Anna’s Homemade Ice Cream, Belford: This ice cream shop offers something everyone can love, including Italian ice and soft serve, but we highly recommend getting a big helping of delicious chocolate ice cream in one of Anna’s homemade chocolate-dipped waffle cones complete with mini chocolate candies. If that isn’t enough to set off your chocometer, it’s a good thing they have their best-selling brownie sundae too!

Hoffman’s, Point Pleasant Beach: The folks at Hoffman’s have been slinging ice cream up and down the Jersey Shore since 1955, but our team tends to be seen most often at the Point Pleasant Beach location. Their chocolate is creamy and rich, but if you need a little extra to get your chocolate fix, they also scoop up chocolate peanut butter, chocolate marshmallow, chocolate mint melt down, brownie a la mode, and chocolate chocolate chip.

Halo Pub, Princeton: Halo Farm was started when the president of a large food service company had a vision to build a dairy in Lawrenceville, NJ. They now have two ice cream shops, in Hamilton and Princeton, scooping out delicious flavors every day that come direct from the dairy with no stabilizers, colors, artificial flavors, gums, or preservatives!

Don’t forget the 9 finalists from the 2016 NJ.com Best Ice Cream Shop showdown:

  • The Bent Spoon, Princeton
  • Cookman Creamery, Asbury Park
  • Das’ Creamery, Budd Lake  
  • Ice Cream by Mike, Hackensack
  • Latteria, Swedesboro 
  • Milk Sugar Love, Jersey City
  • oWowCow Creamery, Lambertville
  • Royale Crown Homemade Ice Cream, Hammonton 
  • Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream, Stone Harbor 

And, if you’re looking to rekindle your childhood memories with ice cream novelties, Plymouth Rock in NJ is partial to one local truck, Peaches and Ice Cream.

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11 thoughts on “15 Awesome NJ Ice Cream Shops For a Cool Treat

  1. A great ice-cream shop is Holsten’s in Bloomfield. All ice-cream is made on premise. They were also the set for the Soprano’s show.

  2. Springer’s (Stone Harbor) is the only ice cream store that makes lemon ice cream.- and it is delicious!

  3. Holstein’s in Bloomfield, Essex County, is an area landmark that even made it on “The Sopranos” in a scene.

  4. The best homemade ice cream can be found in Parsippany, NJ on Parsippany Road. Super Scoops makes all their ice cream right in their store. Delicious!!!!

  5. Nobody ever tried Bischoff’s on Cedar Lane inTeaneck? It was the best and only place to go.
    So many memories when I was in school.

  6. Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream in Ledgewood , on rte 46, is the bestest in NJ !! The have seasonal flavors and monthly special flavors for example they have Butter Beer for all those Harry Potter fans yearound , Cannoli, Oreo cheesecake, cotton candy , etc. they have a large area with picnic benches to enjoy your favorite flavor.

  7. Cliff’s in Ledgewood on route 46.
    What ever happened to Grunnies in Montclair and South Orange ?

    all the Rita’s frozen yougurt

    Over the border in NY – Bellevale Creamery in Warwick!

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