The Full Scoop: Top Ice Cream Spots in Delaware
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, or a one-in-a million flavor creation, or even a Presidential favorite you’re bound to find the scoop for you in Delaware.
The Ice Cream Store
First on the list we have a flavor made just for the first president from the first state! That’s a lot of firsts but is it more than the 100 plus flavors at the Ice Cream Store on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach? This special spot recently added a new flavor to their long list named “Biden’s Summer White House Cherry.” Perfectly Presidential, and oh so delicious.
Hopkins Farm Creamery
Located on Green Acres Farm, Hopkins Farm Creamery is the largest dairy farm 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. A short drive from Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey, Hopkins is a legen-dairy way to complete the ultimate beach day.
King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shops
A family favorite tradition at the beach! 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.
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. Be sure to look up once you enter, you’ll be surprised by what you see!
Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard
Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island
Kohr Bros. Frozen 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.
At Millville Boardwalk you’ll find fun for the whole family, and a cherry on top with Agape Creamery Ice Cream. Try out-of-the-ordinary flavors like Old Bay Sweet Corn, Blueberry Corn Bread, and Peanut Butter Brownie Swirl.
Vanderwende’s Farm Fresh Ice Cream
You know you’ve arrived at Vanderwende’s Farm Creamery once you see the pasture of cows moo-ving on by. This is the perfect stop if you’re traveling from the west to Delaware’s beaches, and serves up big scoops of fresh from the farm ice cream and sweet waffle cones. Offering 30 flavors, the ice cream is made with milk from the farm’s dairy cows.
As seen on Shark Tank, The Frozen Farmer 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 made from misfit fruits for those looking for vegan, gluten-free, low-fat or fat-free options.
Tre Sorelle Dolce
A hole in one calls for celebratory sweet treats! You can find just that at Tre Sorelle Dolce with their 18-hole putt putt course and ice cream parlor serving up specialty milkshakes, waffle sundaes, and scoops of your favorite flavors.
At Fifer Orchards you are sure to have a peachy experience. Visit their Farm Kitchen for soft serve of whatever freshly picked fruit is in season, and even apple cider slushie milkshakes!
Woodside Farm Creamery
Offering traditional sweet ice creams like vanilla to modern, creative savory ice creams like “Motor Oil” and “Bacon,” Woodside Farm Creamery has something for every ice cream fanatic no matter how adventurous. Try your selection in a homemade waffle cone and give the dairy cows on this 220-year-old farm a pet on the snout before heading home.
University of Delaware is not only home to presidential alumni, but also students who created the deliciousness that is known as UDairy Creamery. UDairy Creamery serves up innovative creations made with milk from cows living on the University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ farm. While there, be sure to order some traditional Chocolate Chip Ice Cream… we hear it’s a favorite flavor of one pretty important alumni!