The days are getting hotter and there’s only one sweet way to beat the heat – grab a nice, cold cone of ice cream! We’ve got a list of creameries in PA ready to serve you a scoop (or three) to help you cool off with takeout or curbside pickup services. We do recommend that travelers check each creameries’ social media pages prior to visiting to be aware of their hours, COVID-19 procedures, and to wear a mask for the safety of all. Get ready for a real Pennsylvania ice cream experience!
1. Fox Meadows Creamery
Fox Meadows Creamery is a farm-to-table creamery surrounded by beautiful Lancaster County farmland. Taste hand-crafted ice cream made on-site with milk from the family's small dairy farm just across the field.
2. Chester Springs Creamery
In addition to being a retail ice cream establishment located on a historic dairy farm, Chester Springs Creamery also provides ice cream to restaurants and ships nationwide through their Ice Cream Special Delivery program. Get yourself a scoop of their homemade “moolicious” ice cream, each one named after the cows - Bessie's Black Raspberry, Molly's Mint Chip and the list goes on!
3. Crystal Spring Farm
Crystal Spring Farm is a fourth-generation family dairy farm that has been providing the surrounding community with the freshest milk and ice cream since 1975. The retail store is open daily and features their fresh milk, homemade ice cream, homegrown beef products, homemade pies, and cakes, as well as a busy deli and grocery items. Indulge in some of their sweet homemade ice cream that uses fresh milk and cream right from their dairy herd.
4. Betsy’s Ice Cream
Betsy's Ice Cream is Mt. Lebanon's favorite choice for super-premium ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and so much more! Grab an order of their richest, creamiest milkshakes around while you’re there. All their products are made in store from locally-sourced dairy farms across western Pennsylvania.
5. Freddy Hill Farms
Take your pick from 30+ flavors of ice cream at Freddy Hill Farms. You can’t go wrong no matter what you choose! From their dipped ice creams to their milkshakes and flurries, you’ll only get the freshest milk and cream ingredients from this farm.
6. Hall's Ice Cream
Hall's Ice Cream ships ice cream across the United States for people that are looking for that special flavor or hungry for a "taste of home". As one of Central PA's last remaining family ice cream businesses, Hall's continues to thrive on its reputation for excellent service and quality premium ice cream. Don’t forget to grab a pet-friendly sweet treat for your furry friend, too!
7. Jackson Farms Dairy
Family owned and operated, Jackson Farms is a local dairy farm that specializes in homemade, hand dipped ice cream in a variety of flavors and is well known for their delicious chocolate milk too! There’s also convenience store with daily food specials.
8. Kerber's Dairy
The best ingredients and a touch of creativity are all Kerber’s Dairy needs to make a wide variety of ice cream flavors. The dairy’s ice cream has also been recognized by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association, so it’s definitely something you need to try to believe. Enjoy Kerber’s ice cream by the cone, in a sundae, milk shake, or banana split.
9. Klein Farm Dairy and Creamery
Klein Farm Dairy and Creamery has partnered with Daniel Duffin in creating their new business, Happy Holstein Ice Cream. Customers can enjoy delicious ice cream in a large variety of flavors, now served up in a cone or cup. Look out for yummy seasonal favorites!
10. Lapp Valley Farms
Lapp Valley Farms is known for their handcrafted small batch ice cream, made from the butter rich fat of their cows. Savor the taste of their rich ice cream scooped into a freshly made waffle cone. A visit to Lancaster County would be incomplete without a trip to this can’t-miss dessert destination!
11. Merrymead Farm
Merrymead Farm is a family owned and operated working dairy farm and farm market. Try a variety of flavors of hand-dipped ice cream made with award-winning milk, freshly made pies, and other baked goods at this Pennsylvania Century Farm. Fun fact, the farm has been in the same family for more than 100 years!
12. Milkhouse Creamery LLC
Drums, Hazleton, and Mountain Top
Get ready for a taste of old-fashioned ice cream handmade onsite at Milkhouse Creamery LLC. With stores in Drums, Hazleton, and Mountain Top, it’s even easier to try their delicious ice cream flavors and other tasty milk products and sodas.
13. Patches Family Creamery
Founded in June 2009 by the Patches Family, Patches Family Creamery is one of Lebanon County’s favorite ice cream shops. The shop also has eggs, cheese and butter made onsite with the milk from their dairy cows.
14. Penn State Berkey Creamery
The Penn State Berkey Creamery is known for a wide variety of homemade ice cream flavors and is more than 150 years old! From fresh scoops of delicious ice cream, to an assortment of specialty cheeses and other tasty treats like their Penn State Meats!
15. Perrydell Farm
With 30 different flavors to choose from, Perrydell Farm’s handmade ice cream with milk and cream from their very own cows is a true cow-to-cone experience. The farm uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in their ice cream and that’s something you can taste for yourself. The hardest part will be deciding which flavor you want to savor first.
16. Ritchey's Dairy
Experience the finest in quality ice cream at Ritchey’s Dairy in Martinsburg. Their ice cream store is home to some of the finest ice cream creations in the state, all served by a friendly staff. Check out a full line of hand-dipped ice cream, as well as their creamy soft serve. Their delicious banana split will have you asking for more!
17. Sweet Treats & More, LLC
Elizabethville and Millersburg
Sweet Treats & More is true to its name – you’ll get sweet, delicious, handmade ice cream and plenty of candy options to choose from. Who could say no to that? From Kids Dirt Sundaes to Giant Freeze Pops, you’ll go wild for the tasty treats they have in store.
18. The Lands at Hillside Farms
The Lands at Hillside Farms is a sustainable farm where students work side-by-side with educators and "co-faculty" farm animals to learn about science, agriculture, ecology, history, nutrition, animal husbandry, land conservation, sustainable living, and community service. Shop at the dairy store to buy their rich and creamy ice cream, artisan cheeses, pastured pork and beef products, and yummy jams, syrups, and fresh baked goods.
19. The Milkhouse at Oregon Dairy
Lancaster County Mud Pie. Tractor Tire Sundae. Barnyard Chaos. Just a few of the many quirky ice cream flavors you can get at the Ice Cream Shoppe at The Milkhouse at Oregon Dairy. You’ll be anything but bored at this unique and authentic working Lancaster County farm.
20. The Nesting Box Market & Creamery
Taste high quality ice cream at a picturesque farm in Kempton. The Nesting Box Market & Creamery’s farm market offers various locally produced foods and goods from nearby farmers and artisans such as dairy, honey, coffee, and baked goods. Their artisan ice cream at the farm echoes traditional ice cream texture and flavor of times past.
21. The Sugar Shack of Boiling Springs
The soft-serve ice cream at The Sugar Shack of Boiling Springs is made on-site from PA Preferred milk. Enjoy some of their summer flavors, including blue raspberry, strawberry banana, or twist these two for an extra special flavor combo.
22. Vale Wood Farms
A healthy and happy herd of cows provides quality dairy products. That’s Vale Wood Farms’ motto. Come on out to the country to visit their on-farm dairy store and experience their full line of dairy products plus ice cream cones, milkshakes, and sundae specials.
23. Way-Har Farm Market
The premium 90 flavors of ice cream are a hallmark of Way-Har Farm Market in Bernville. The ice cream is handmade in their farm’s market thanks to some of the best award-winning cows around! From ice cream to lunch meat, and milk products to snacks, Way-Har has something to please everyone.
24. Widnoon Soft Serve
Satisfy your taste buds at Widnoon Soft Serve with sweet toppings over delicious ice cream. Their Reese Pies are a chocolate lover’s dream!
25. Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery
Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery has more than 45 flavors of ice cream for your entire family to enjoy. You’ll also find pies and cookies being made in their in-house bakery. The sweet aromas baking up in the shop will overwhelm your taste buds.
26. Windy Ridge Dairy
Sweet, handmade ice cream, local meats and cheeses, and quality dairy products are what you’ll find at the small family owned and operated Windy Ridge Dairy. Check in every week on their Facebook page to see their flavor of the week!