2024-2025Ice Cream

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Posted on in 2024-2025 · Ice Cream

In Lancaster County, ice cream is regarded as a vital component of the Food Pyramid’s Dairy Group. From old-fashioned soda fountains to dairy farms and all-American drive-ins, there is no shortage of locally owned ice cream shops.

Be sure to check with each location for current hours.

Fox Meadows Creamery ice cream. Photo by Nick Gould.

**A 2023 Lancaster County Magazine Best of Lancaster Survey Winner in the Ice Cream Category.

* A 2023 Lancaster County Magazine Best of Lancaster Survey “Among the Best” runners-up in the Ice Cream category.

Lancaster City & Immediate Suburbs

Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor, Lancaster. Photo by Nick Gould.

Good Life Ice Cream & Treats

2088 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster. Goodlifelancaster.com

Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor

118 N. Water St. #102, Lancaster. Miessecandies.com

Rolled Cold Creamery

24 E. Orange St., Lancaster. Rolledcoldcreamery.com

Splits & Giggles *

500 W. Lemon St., Lancaster. Splitsandgiggles.com

The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe

141 N. Duke St., Lancaster. Lancastersweetshoppe.com

Vintage Candy Shop

38 W. King St., Lancaster. Vintagecandyvending.com


Hempfield-Lititz-Manheim Area

Scoops Ice Cream & Grille, Mountville. Photo by Nick Gould.

Greco’s Italian Ices & Homemade Ice Cream

9 E. Kleine Lane, Lititz. Facebook.com/grecos717

Isabella’s Ice Cream Parlor

110 E. Main St., Lititz. Isabellasic.com


Manheim Twin Kiss

309 S. Main St., Manheim. Manheimtwinkiss.com

Oregon Dairy’s Milkhouse Ice Cream Shoppe

2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz. Oregondairy.com/ice-cream-shoppe


Scoops Ice Cream & Grille

312 Primrose Lane, Mountville. Scoopsgrille.com


Son’s *

1991 Miller Rd., East Petersburg. Sonsice.com


The Pretzel Hut

2224 Furnace Hills Pike, Newmanstown. Pretzelhut.com


The Shack Restaurant & Mini Golf

662 S. Oak St., Manheim. Theshackmanheim.com


32 Below Ice Cream Shop

Bricker Village, 10 E. 28th Division Hwy, Lititz. 32belowicecreamshop.com


Twisted Sisters Ice Cream & Handmade Chocolates

47 N. Main St., Manheim. Facebook


Ephrata & Northern Lancaster County

Fox Meadows Creamery, Ephrata.


Boehringer’s Drive-In

3160 N. Reading Rd., Adamstown. Facebook.com/boehringersdrivein


Fox Meadows Creamery **

2475 W. Main St., Ephrata. Foxmeadowscreamery.com


Lapp Valley Farm

Green Dragon Market, 955 N. State St., Ephrata


The Udder Choice

1812 W. Main St., Ephrata. Udder-choice.com


Route 23 Corridor & Eastern Lancaster County


Bird-In-Hand Bakery & Café

2715 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. Bird-in-Hand.com


Fox Meadows Creamery **

193 Main St., Leola Foxmeadowscreamery.com


Freeze & Frizz

2250 New Holland Pike, Lancaster. Freezeandfrizz.com


Hayloft Ice Cream Treats & Soft Pretzels

95 S. Groffdale Rd., Leola. Haylofticecream.com


Lapp Valley Farm

244 Mentzer Rd., New Holland

Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse


Lapp Valley Creamery & Café

4040 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville. Lappvalleyfarm.com


Lickity Split

209 E. Main St., New Holland. Lickitysplit.info


Rolled Cold Creamery

3526 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse. Rolledcoldcreamery.com


River Towns & Western Lancaster County

Coffee and Cream, Columbia. Photo by Nick Gould.


Coffee and Cream

101 N. Front St., Columbia. Coffee-and-cream-coffee-shop.business.site


Gigi’s Ice Cream Bar

2 S. Second St., Bainbridge. Facebook.com/bainbridgepa


Griddles Malt Shop

315B Locust St., Columbia. Griddlescolumbia.com


Hinkle’s Restaurant Soda Fountain (Turkey Hill ice cream)

 261 Locust St., Columbia. Hinklesrestaurant.com


Little Dippers Ice Cream

432 W. Main St., Mount Joy. Facebook


Orchard View Café

Masonic Village Farm Market, 310 Eden Rd., Elizabethtown. Mvfarmmarket.com


Mulberry Thrill

100 W. Market St., Marietta. Facebook.com/mullberrythrill


Udder Bliss Creamery

189 Ridgeview Rd. South, Elizabethtown. Facebook.com/udderblisscreamery


Strasburg & Southern Lancaster County


Down on the Farm Creamery

226 Gap Rd., Strasburg

509 May Post Office Rd., Strasburg



Maplehofe Dairy

799 Robert Fulton Hwy., Quarryville. Maplehofedairy.com


Pine View Dairy *

2225 New Danville Pike, Lancaster. Pineviewdairy.com


Son’s *

319 W. Main St., Quarryville. Sonsice.com


Strasburg Creamery, Café and Country Store

1 W. Main St., Strasburg. Strasburg.com


Ice Cream Experiences


Lancaster County Ice Cream Trail

The trail that leads to sweet treats was developed by Discover Lancaster and is back for another year.  It will be in operation from May 24 to September 2. Visit the website and sign up and you will receive a passport to nearly two-dozen locations that will be offering discounts and/or other promotions. Points can be redeemed for giveaways. Discoverlancaster.com/planvisit/experience-passes/.


Kreider Farms Tours

The secret ingredient in Kreider’s ice cream is cream from their cows. This tour takes you to the source and provides a high-tech view of farming, including a drive through the “Cow Palace” barn that is home to a milking carousel that is used to milk 1,700 cows three times a day. Tours are offered Mon.-Sat., reservations are required. Kreiderfarms.com.


Turkey Hill Experience

The Taste Lab, where you can concoct your own flavor of ice cream, is a favorite aspect of this destination that is equal parts museum, education, entertainment and factory tour, is perfect for family outings. (Note: reservations are required for the Taste Lab.) 301 Linden St., Columbia. Turkeyhillexperience.com


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