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Patch Picks: Ice Cream Parlors

Patch Goes Ice Cream Shop Hopping (And Wants Seconds Tout De "Sweet")

, www.ashleysicecream.net, 724 Boston Post Road, Madison, 203-245-1113 & 942 Boston Post Road, Guilford, 203-458-3040 & other Connecticut locations. 

This shop, named after the famous frisbee catching dog Ashley Whippet, is the winner of Best Ice Cream in New Haven Advocate's Readers Poll for the 26th consecutive year, and has received many more awards. Brand: Homemade (Ashley's). 

, www.thejellybeanery.com, 200 Boston Post Road, Madison, 203-779-5690

Over 20 yummy flavors of hard serve ice cream as well as soft serve ice cream, hard serve frozen yogurt, no sugar-added ice cream and Italian ice. Brand: Buck's Ice Cream.

, www.ljfishtale.com, 1301 Boston Post Road, Madison, 203-245-7289

Ice Cream Shack and Carousel are open seasonally. All the money raised from the Carousel is donated to charity. Brand: Hood.

Beaches & Cream, 228 East Main Street, Clinton

Ice cream, flavored soft serve selections (such as cheesecake and mango!), fruit smoothies, milkshakes and lactose free ice cream and gluten free cones are found on menus of mini surfboards!  Lick outside on colorful picnic tables. Extremely family and dog friendly. Brand: Gifford's. 

, www.coldstonecreamery.com, 7 Glenwood Road, Clinton, 860-669-7025

Offers "super premium" ice cream creations blended on a frozen granite stone, as well as smoothies, cakes and shakes. Brand: Cold Stone. 

, www.friendlys.com, 62 West Main Street, Clinton, 860-669-2170 & 961 Boston Post Road, Guilford, 203-453-6727 & locations nationwide. 

Homemade ice cream since 1935, sundaes, Fribble® shakes, root beer floats and Friend-z® blends. Brand: Friendly's.

Lynda Montesi July 15, 2011 at 12:47 PM
The Best Ice Cream is the Dari Serv in the center of Durham...just follow Route 79 until you get to Durham Center and it is on your right...The best tasting,family friendly prices and size per serving...check out how large the small is...it is definelty worth the trip...try the cherry amaretto you won`t be disappointed!!!
Pem McNerney (Editor) July 15, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Thanks Lynda! Dari Serve in Durham is awesome! We sometimes stop there on our way to Meriden. Love it!! I will try cherry amaretto next time ...

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