From old-fashioned parlors to dairy farms to All-American drive-ins, Lancaster County is home to many locally owned ice cream shops.
3160 N. Reading Rd. (Route 272), Adamstown
Hours: Call for hours
Information: 717-484-4227 or Facebook
Menu: Homemade ice cream, milkshakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, cheesesteaks, subs and French fries.
DOTTIE’S SNACK BAR
425 W. Fourth St., Quarryville
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (weather permitting).
Information: 717-786-7274 or Facebook
Menu: Soft-serve ice cream and desserts, plus cheesesteaks, subs, burgers and French fries.
FOX MEADOWS CREAMERY & COUNTRY MARKET
2475 W. Main St., Ephrata
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Information: 717-721-6455, Foxmeadowscreamery.com or Facebook
Menu: Farm-fresh, hand-crafted ice cream, custom milk shakes, affogato, custom floats and café drinks. Lunch menu, too. Market: Fox Meadows pints and half gallons, homemade bread and whoopie pies, and other locally made products.
FREEZE & FRIZZ
2250 New Holland Pk., Lancaster
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Information: 717-656-4491 or Freezeandfrizz.com
Menu: Soft-serve ice cream and desserts, plus hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, sandwiches, barbecue and French fries.
GIGI’S ICE CREAM BAR
2 S. Second St., Bainbridge
Hours: 5-9 p.m. daily (seasonal)
Information: 717-278-8484 or Facebook
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, shakes, sundaes, hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, fried mushrooms, nachos and no-filler crab cakes.
GOOD LIFE ICE CREAM & TREATS
2088 Fruitville Pk., Lancaster
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 12-8 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Information: 717-735-1999, Goodlifelancaster.com or Facebook
Menu: Hand-made ice cream, cakes, cupcakes and treats, such as Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Pie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, gourmet chocolate-covered apples, chocolate-covered bananas, chocolate tacos and more.
GRECO’S ITALIAN ICES & HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
9 East Kline Ln., Lititz
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 12-10 p.m. through Labor Day
Information: 717-625-1166 or Facebook
Menu: Italian ice, hand-dipped ice cream, three soft-serve options (all made by owner), sundaes, Flurry blended desserts, floats, milkshakes, Italian-ice shakes, ice-cream coffee drinks, ice-cream sandwiches, chocolate-covered frozen bananas and funnel cakes.
ISABELLA’S ICE CREAM PARLOR
110 E. Main St., Lititz
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-8 p.m. (extended summer hours)
Information: 717-627-1668 or Isabellasic.com
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, frozen yogurt and desserts.
2195B Old Philadelphia Pk., Lancaster
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, natural yogurt, locally made cheeses, homemade PA Dutch-styled pies, maple syrup, pickles, relish, jam and coffee.
LAPP VALLEY FARM
244 Mentzer Rd., New Holland (Also at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-dark, Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through October
Menu: Homemade ice cream and waffle cones, milkshakes, frozen-coffee beverage, sundaes, milk, local cheeses, eggs, popcorn and other snacks.
209 E. Main St., New Holland
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Information: 717-354-4986 or Lickitysplit.info
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, Italian ice and desserts, plus soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps and appetizers.
LITTLE DIPPERS ICE CREAM
432 W. Main St., Mount Joy
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
Information: 717-653-6664 or Facebook
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream and desserts.
MAPLEHOFE DAIRY FARM STORE
799 Robert Fulton Hwy., Quarryville
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Information: 717-786-3924, Maplehofedairy.com or Facebook
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, waffle cones made fresh to order, banana splits, sundaes, milkshakes, groceries (produce, bread, bulk ingredients, candy, deli meats and cheeses, pre-made sandwiches, snacks and beverages).
OREGON DAIRY’S MILK HOUSE
2900 Oregon Pk., Lititz
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Information: 717-656-2856 or Oregondairy.com/ice-cream-shoppe
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream (homemade) and desserts.
PENNY’S ICE CREAM
228 N. Prince St., Lancaster
(Truck) 118 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Information: Pennysicecreamtruck.com or Facebook
Menu: Locally made Carmen & David’s hand-dipped ice cream.
PINE VIEW DAIRY
2225 New Danville Pk., Lancaster
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Information: 717-872-5486 or Pineviewdairy.com
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream (homemade), frozen yogurt, sherbet and desserts.
ROLLED COLD CREAMERY
24 E. Orange St., Lancaster
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Information: 717-208-3805, Rolledcoldcreamery.com or Facebook
Menu: Fresh cream and lactose-free milk from local distributors comprise the creamery’s ice cream base, made fresh in-house. The creamery also serves New Holland Coffee Company coffee.
SCOOPS ICE CREAM & GRILLE
312 Primrose Ln., Mountville
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Information: 717-285-2055, Scoopsgrille.com or Facebook
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream and desserts, plus soups, sandwiches, burgers, wraps and cheesesteaks.
319 W. State St., Quarryville
1991 Miller Rd., East Petersburg
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 12-10 p.m. (Quarryville); 12-9 p.m. daily (East Petersburg).
Information: (Quarryville) 717-786-5665 or Sonsice.com; (East Petersburg) 717-569-0009 or Facebook
Menu: Homemade ice cream (soft-serve and hand-dipped), Italian ice and desserts, plus hamburgers, hoagies, hot dogs, cheesesteaks and fish sandwiches.
SPLITS & GIGGLES
500 W. Lemon St., Lancaster
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 12-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 12-10 p.m.
Information: 717-399-3332 or Splitsandgiggles.com
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream, Italian ice, sorbet, sherbet and desserts, plus hot and cold café-style food.
STRASBURG COUNTRY STORE & CREAMERY
1 W. Main St., Strasburg
Hours: Monday & Tuesday Closed; Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Information: 717-687-0766, Strasburg.com or Facebook
Menu: Homemade ice cream and waffle cones, deli menu, fudge, candy, caramel apples and peanut butter (made on-site).
THE JIGGER SHOP ICE CREAM PARLOR
202 Gettysburg Ave., Mt. Gretna
Hours: Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Call for hours.
Information: 717-964-9686 or Jiggershop.com
Menu: Ice cream specialties, such as Jigger “Our Specialty”, banana split, strawberry shortcake, banana fudge royal, baked Alaska, beignet & fireside s’mores sundaes. Lunch and dinner menus include soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, sides, fryer items and kids’ favorites.
THE SHACK RESTAURANT & MINI GOLF
662 S. Oak St., Manheim
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Information: 717-664-2250, Theshackmanheim.com or Facebook
Menu: Locally made, hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, specialty sundaes & shakes, floats, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, platters, kids’ menu, sides, chicken-to-go, salads, and other “great stuff.”
THE UDDER CHOICE
1812 W. Main St., Ephrata
Hours: Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday., 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 2-9 p.m.
Information: 717-733-4300 or Facebook
Menu: Hand-dipped ice cream (homemade), family-friendly dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
309 S. Main St., Manheim
901 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown
Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Manheim); Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 12-9 p.m. (Elizabethtown).
Information: (Manheim) 717-665-2897 or Facebook; (Elizabethtown) 717-367-1694 or Facebook
Menu: Soft-service ice cream and desserts, plus burgers, barbecue, chicken pot pie and soups.