Monday, May 20 2024 4:03

Ice Cream & Gelato in Chester County, PA

Written by County Lines Magazine

Check out these unique places and the cool treats they serve

From ice cream to gelato to milkshakes and more, these locally owned spots for refreshing treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Check websites and social media for hours, rotating flavors and more.

Brown’s Cow

Brown’s Cow. Looking for udder-ly delicious ice cream and other cool treats? Head to this Phoenixville shop and get your fill of 40 flavors of Bassett’s Ice Cream. Savor raspberry truffle, moose tracks, pomegranate blueberry chunk or sample a few of their seasonal flavors. As a bonus treat, enjoy a creamy milkshake — your choice of malted or not — or root beer float. Vegan, dairy-free and sugar-free options available. 30 S. Main St., Phoenixville.

Chester Springs Creamery. Are you an animal lover and ice cream lover? This place is for you! Enjoy ice cream from Milky Way Farm’s dairy herd at their creamery shop while strolling around the farm to see the cows each flavor is named after. The creamery is allergy-conscious and offers sugar-free and lactose-free flavors. 521 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs. 

Cookie Dope

Cookie Dope. Craving a sweet treat, but can’t decide exactly what? Head to Cookie Dope, where you can get ice cream, cookie dough, baked goods, snow cones and more. While you wait for your tasty treats, play a classic arcade game! 28 S. High St., West Chester.

D’Ascenzo’s Gelato. Indulge in rich gelato and refreshing sorbet under string lights on D’Ascenzo’s brick patio. Their handmade gelato is crafted from local ingredients for quality flavor — including dairy products from Baily’s Dairy at Pocopson Meadow Farms. Try popular flavors like stracciatella (with chocolate shavings) and Belgian butter cookie. Vegan options available. 132 E. Gay St., West Chester. On Instagram @WCGelato

Gemelli Café

Gemelli Café. Take your taste buds to Italy at one of Gemelli’s two gelaterias (West Chester and Phoenixville). Dig into award artisanal gelato from a menu of rotating flavors, including vegan options. Pair the cool summer treat with baked goods or espresso drinks. 12 W. Market St., West Chester & 247 Bridge St., Phoenixville.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. Cool off with a scoop or two at the newest Handel’s location. Choose from 47 rotating flavors, including salty caramel truffle, straw­berry cheese­cake chunk, chocolate peanut butter brownie and Monkey Business (banana cake batter ice cream with caramel ripple and brownie pieces). For dairy-free folks, there’s vegan ice cream, sherbet and sorbet as well. 520 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown.

Hangry Bear Creamery

Hangry Bear Creamery. This new spot in Kennett Square serves up artisan ice cream, milkshakes and coffee, plus all-day brunch and lunch. For a truly memorable occasion, book their studio with a dozen friends and create your dream ice cream. Choose a base flavor (almond to white chocolate), inclusions (nuts, candy, chunks, baked goods), then add a swirl — or let the experts at the creamery follow your directions. 660 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square.

Ice Cream West Chester. Stay tuned for the newest addition to Speer Madanat’s empire — joining Pizza West Chester and Steaks West Chester. Located in the former Juice Pod spot, this ice cream parlor promises house-made soft serve, custard, sundaes and shakes. Check social media for updates. 14 N. Church St., West Chester. On Instagram @IceCreamWestChester

La Chispa Creamery

La Chispa Creamery. Craving something sugary sweet? This West Grove Creamery has you covered. Sample their 20 flavors of ice cream and sorbet — Key lime pie, caramel tres leches cake, milk ‘n’ cookies — order a colorful milkshake, choose from a wide range of desserts like peanut butter lava cake or a churro split, or select a fruit smoothie or raspado (shaved ice drink) from their drinks menu. 302 E. Baltimore Pk., West Grove. On Instagram @LaChispaCreamery

La Lupita. Named after the owner’s ice cream-loving grandmother, this cool spot serves up over 20 flavors of ice cream and icy drinks. Choose from their classics, including mango, coconut and bubblegum, or savor an eclectic flavor like pine nut, mamey (a tropical fruit) or Gansito (a Mexican cookie with strawberry jelly and chocolate). 417 Market St., Oxford. On Facebook

Petrucci’s Ice Cream. Enjoy smoothies, sundaes and so much more at this ice cream shop at KOP’s Nor-View Farm. Serving over 20 flavors each of hand-dipped soft ice cream and water ice — with rotating flavors like watermelon, piña colada and tangerine — they also whip up frozen cappuccinos, floats and milkshakes in any of their ice cream flavors. 670 Henderson Rd., King of Prussia.

Scoops ‘N’ Smiles

Scooped Ice Cream. Browse for vinyl records while enjoying award-winning ice cream, gelato and sorbet made on site in Chester Springs and Media. Try a variety of homemade flavors including fan-favorite Cookie Monster ice cream — a mix of cookies and cream and cookie dough with blue vanilla ice cream. 130 Pottstown Pk., Exton & 25 W. State St., Media. On Instagram @ScoopedIceCream & @ScoopedMedia

Scoops ‘N’ Smiles. Get your all-year-round ice cream fix at two locations (Malvern and West Chester) and indulge in Dutch Farm ice cream made with fresh ingredients the traditional way. Their 20 fun flavors rotate daily, with favorites like chocolate brownie, blueberry swirl and tandy cake (vanilla ice cream with cake pieces, chocolate chips and peanut butter swirls). Vegan options available. 327 E. King St., Malvern & 6 E. Gay St., West Chester.