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

Facebook

  

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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