A scoop or two of ice cream is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day and Delaware has you covered when it comes to finding delicious frozen treats from the beaches to the northernmost tip of the state.
Whether it’s a classic vanilla perfected over generations you’re looking for, or a one-in-a million creamy creation, you’re bound to find a new favorite in Delaware.
As Delaware begins to reopen, please note that some locations may have special hours so please review their guidelines before visiting. Please remember to pack a face covering and hand sanitizer. Remember to social distance and stay home if you're sick.
Woodside Farm Creamery
Pull up to their mobile ice cream stand on this 220-year-old dairy farm where you can order traditional sweet ice creams like vanilla to modern, creative savory ice creams like “Motor Oil” and “Bacon.” Try your selection in a homemade waffle cone or order one of their new ice cream sandwiches.
As the brainchild of University of Delaware students, UDairy Creamery serves up innovative creations made with milk from cows living on the University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ farm. Orders can be placed for single scoops up to half-gallons online and can be picked up same day. Pre-order is required.
Tre Sorelle Dolce Ice Cream and Italian Ice
Take your pick of yummy ice cream, Italian ice or amazing milkshakes when you choose the drive through at this local ice cream shop. They’re open until at least 9 p.m. every night making it a great post-dinner treat. Their mini golf course is now open for play!
King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shops
Nearing 50 years in business, King’s is now managed by the family’s third generation serving up premium ice cream, frozen yogurt and water ice in historic buildings in Lewes and Milton. Both shops have an old-fashioned ice cream parlor feel with traditional options like root beer floats and banana splits. While open for walk-in service, orders are take-out only. Be sure to wear a face covering and maintain social distance while in line.
Vanderwende’s Farm Ice Cream
Bridgeville, Greenwood, Fenwick Island, Dewey Beach
Vanderwende’s is the perfect stop en route and at the beach. Offering 30 flavors, the ice cream is made with milk from the farm’s own dairy cows. All locations are open for walk-up/takeout service. Be sure to wear a face covering and maintain social distance while in line. Check their Facebook page for the hours of each location.
The Frozen Farmer
The Frozen Farmer, based on Evans Farms is taking farm-to-table to the next level by mixing local milk with ingredients straight from the farm to create tasty ice cream. The Frozen Farmer also offers fruit-based frozen treats for those looking for vegan, gluten-free, low-fat or fat-free options. The shop is offering both drive-through and walk-in service.
Hopkins Farm Creamery
Located on Green Acres Farm, Hopkins Farm Creamery is the largest dairy in Delaware and started churning ice cream in 2008. The Creamery offers more than 25 delicious flavors, all created right on the farm from the milk of the resident cows. Service is drive-though only. Check their Facebook page for limited edition flavors!
Mug & Spoon
Nestled on Rehoboth Ave. just off the boardwalk, Mug & Spoon offers milkshake creations that are pure works of art. Order yours topped with anything from a slice of chocolate cake to a cone of blue cotton candy. Walk-in/takeout service for ice cream and coffee is now available. Please wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard
Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island
Although founded in York, PA back in 1919, Kohr Bros. Froze Custard has become a boardwalk staple offering soft serve custard from their walk-up counters. Try their signature Vanilla/Orange Sherbet spiral with “jimmies” aka sprinkles for an authentic experience. Walk-up service is available. Please remember your face covering and to maintain social distance while in line.