NJIB’s New Jersey Ice Cream Guide

Here is preliminary list to find the best New Jersey Ice Cream Shops! If you have a location to suggest, email cyd@newjerseyisntboring.com.

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Part 1: The Ice Cream Quest Begins
Part 2: The Ice Cream Quest Continues
Part 3: National Ice Cream Day Edition
Part 4: 6 More to Add to the List
Part 5: NJIB’s Ice Cream Quest

North New Jersey Ice Cream Shops:


Bischoff’s (Bergen County)

A family owned ice cream shop that’s been open for over 80 years? You got to make your way to Bischoff’s in Teaneck, for homemade ice cream that is made on premises. They also make a lot of their own toppings!
Address: 468 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ; (201) 836-0333
Ice Cream Choice: Black and White
To read more about my trip, read this my Spotlight Post

Clyde’s Homemade Italian Ices & Ice Cream (Bergen County)
Clyde’s has been in business for over 100 years, along with their famous 100+ year recipe for their Lemon Ice
Address: 48 Gaston Ave, Garfield, NJ;(973) 546-2760

Conrad’s Confectionery (Bergen County)
Homemade ice cream and candy since 1928
Address: 107 Westwood Ave, Westwood, NJ; (201) 664-2895

Ice Cream Charlies (Bergen County)
Ice Cream Charlie’s is truly the “mom and pop shop” of ice cream parlors in Bergen county. Featuring delicious homemade ice cream, yogurts and italian ices, Ice Cream Charlie’s prides itself on it’s fun family atmosphere, friendly customer service and delicious, quality products.
Address: 200 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ; (201) 939-8133

Van Dyk’s Homemade Ice Cream (Bergen County)
Address: 145 Ackerman Ave, Ridgewood, NJ; (201) 444-1429

Absolute Zero Ice Cream (Essex County)
Absolute ZerO Ice Cream is one of New Jersey’s first establishment serving Thai-inspired ice cream rolls
Address: 410 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ; (862) 213-3748

Applegate Farms (Essex County)

Applegate Farms has been making homemade ice cream since 1848. Although I didn’t travel to their location in Montclair, I did get a chance to visit their stand at Monmouth Park Race Track where I enjoyed cold ice cream on a hot and humid day.
Address: 616 Grove St, Montclair, NJ; (973) 744-5900
Ice Cream Choice: Mint Chocolate Chip

Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery (Essex County)
Old-school ice cream shop with classic flavors & sodas, plus candy. Site of The Sopranos finale.
Address: 1063 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ; (973) 338-7091

Gelotti (Essex County)
Homemade and Hand Packed Ice Cream, Gelato, and Italian Ice since 2001
Addresses: 194 Bloomfield Ave; Caldwell, NJ; (973) 403-9968
571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ; (973) 509-1607

Nasto’s Ice Cream Co (Essex County)
Address: 236 Jefferson St, Newark, NJ; (973) 589-3333
A classic! Family owned for three generations, this homemade ice cream and Italian place in Newark is fantastic! Be sure to check out unique flavors like cantaloupe, sweet corn, and cappuccino.
Ice Cream Choice: Holy Cannoli and Sweet Corn
You can read more about Nasto’s in my Ice Cream Quest Spot Light!

Mark & Julies’ Homemade Ice Cream (Essex County)
Over 52 flavors of homemade ice cream using quality gourmet ingredients.
Address: 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ; 973-731-6011

Bergenline Gelato (Hudson County)

Located on Bergenline Ave, this homemade gelato and ice cream shop is open year round! They have a lot of fun homemade ice cream flavors and homemade gelato. Plus they have awesome treats to go.
Address: 7903 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ; (201) 861-1100
Ice Cream Choice(s): Banana Oreo and Reeses

Bucket and Bay (Hudson County)

The small batch craft gelato company has been on my radar since I discovered they do alcohol infused flavors. Their gelato is made 100% from scratch and they make it with 100% grass fed milk. Creative flavors include Rose Latte, Lemon Thyme, Purple Sticky Rice and of course their alcohol infused flavors like their BLACK LABEL VANILLA (johnny walker black + vanilla).
Address: 150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ; (201) 503-5588
Ice Cream Choice: Vanilla bean and mint chip

Magic Fountain (Hudson County)
Addresses: 907 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ; (201) 823-1114 (the original)
300 Williamson St, Elizabeth, NJ; (908) 351-3133
498 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ; (908) 273-2565
1081 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ; (908) 687-1250
Ice Cream Choice: Oreo and Cookie Dough; Friends Choice: Cake Batter and Pistachio
Although I did not hit up the “original” Magic Fountain, I very much enjoyed my visit to the location in Union. Homemade ice cream set at a very low price. Cash only! I decided to go with two cookie flavors, oreo and cookie dough. I got a small which is 2 scoops and it’s fairly big. My friend’s cake batter was one of the better cake batter ice creams I’ve tried.

Milk, Sugar, Love (Hudson County)
Small shop for gourmet ice cream & baked treats made from organic & local ingredients.
Address: 19 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City, NJ; (201) 984-0530

Torico Ice Cream (Hudson County)
Long-standing shop offering a wide selection of housemade ice creams in a relaxed space.
Address: 20 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ; (201) 432-9458

Beenie’s Ice Cream (Morris County)

Beenie’s Ice Cream is a new, locally-owned dessert shop serving homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, Italian ice, Belgian waffles, and more; in a fun dog-themed environment. All products are made fresh every day with fresh milk and cream, high quality ingredients, and top-of-the-line equipment.
Address: 38 Morris St, Morristown, NJ; (862) 260-9221
Ice Cream Choice: Midnight Snack (Vanilla Ice Cream with Captain Crunch and Chocolate Covered Potato Chips)

Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream (Morris County)

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Cliff’s Homemade has been making award winning homemade ice cream since 1975. It was almost impossible to choose one flavor since they make a ridiculous amount of creative flavors. Don’t ask me how many samples I tried!
Address: 1475 Route 46 Ledgewood, NJ; 973-584-9721 or 973-584-1665
Ice Cream Choice: Kracked Korn

Curly’s Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt (Morris County)
Three generations of the Meier family have been serving premium ice cream since 1958.
Address: 30 NJ-23, Riverdale, NJ; (973) 839-0198

Das’ Creamery (Morris County)
Address: 100 US-46, Mt Olive Township/Budd Lake, NJ; (862) 258-3593
Gourmet, hand made ice cream made in house using premium ingredients. Innovative flavors offered year round. Ice cream cakes, milkshakes, and sundaes too. You’ll be floored how many unique flavors this ice cream parlor has!
Ice Cream Choice: Lemon Cookie Drop and Key Lime
For more information on Das’ Creamery, check out my Ice Cream Quest Spotlight on them.

Denville Dairy (Morris County)

Denville Dairy is a premium ice cream store located in Denville, New Jersey. They are a family run establishment in business for over fifty years who pride themselves in making the best possible homemade premium hard ice cream, sherbet and Italian ices.
Address: 34 Broadway # A, Denville, NJ; (973) 627-4214
Ice Cream Choice: Party Cake

Jefferson Dairy (Morris County)

Homemade ice cream since 1969! At the Jefferson Dairy, their specialty is making home-made flavors of ice cream from their ultra premium blend of fresh cream. They use ingredients like ripe fruits, cocoa, Madagascar vanilla, nuts and Gertrude Hawks candies.
Address: 741 NJ-15, Lake Hopatcong, NJ; 973) 663-1750
Ice Cream Choice: Salty Jack (Caramel ice cream w/ chocolate caramel truffles)

Lake Hiawatha Dairy (Morris County)
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Address: 79 N Beverwyck Rd # 2, Lake Hiawatha, NJ; 973) 316-6686
Located in downtown Lake Hiawatha, has over 50 flavors of homemade ice cream to choose from. Even on a coldish and rainy day, they were still busy. They had a lot of fun flavors to choose from…but one in particular caught my eye…
Ice Cream Choice: Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream. It had chucks of rainbow cookies in it! <3 I loved it.

Last Licks (Morris County)
134 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover, NJ; (973) 585-7988

McCool’s Ice Cream Parlor

With more than 50 flavors of ice cream and award-winning milkshakes, you are sure to be satisfied. Although they don’t make their own ice cream, they have inventive shakes and sundaes.
Addresses: 26 Main St, Madison, NJ; (973) 301-0303 (Morris County)
14 Beechwood Rd, Summit, NJ; (908) 522-9731 (Union County)
Ice Cream Choice: Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles

Soouth Street Creamery (Morris County)

Open since 1999, this homemade ice cream shop and cafe makes everything from scratch! They are open year round and make delicious ice cream with creative flavors.
Address: 146 South St, Morristown, NJ; (973) 267-8887
Ice Cream Choice: Grandma’s Kitchen (made with vanilla, cake batter, cookie dough, & chocolate frosting)

Super Scoops Ice Cream (Morris County)

Heinz and Linda have been making ice cream at this local Parsippany favorite since 1998. All of their ice cream, Italian ices, cakes and novelties are homemade at the store. I got a chance to visit there on National Ice Cream day and couldn’t resist the blue cookie monster ice cream. Their prices are super affordable too, but make sure to bring cash since they’re cash only!
Address: 325 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany, NJ

Taylor’s Ice Cream Parlor (Morris County)
Address: 18 Main St, Chester, NJ; (908) 879-5363

Gelotti Homemade Ice Cream & Italian Ice (Passaic County)
Popular, long-standing parlor offering ice cream, Italian ice & gelato in a variety of flavors.
Address: 2 Union Ave, Paterson, NJ; (973) 595-1647

Guernsey Crest Ice Cream Co (Passaic County)
Address: 134 19th Ave, Paterson, NJ; (973) 742-4620

Alpine Creamery (Sussex County)
Address: 14 White Deer Plaza, Sparta Township, NJ; (973) 726-0777

The Daily Swirl (Sussex County)
71 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ; (973) 827-8114

Windy Brow Farms (Sussex County)
Address: 359 County Road 519, Fredon Township, NJ; (973) 579-9657

Double Dipper Café (Union County)
Address: 38 S Martine Ave, Fanwood, NJ; (908) 490-0102

Scoops the Ice Creamery (Union County)
Address: 2014 US Hwy 22, Scotch Plains, NJ; (908) 322-4550

Vanilla Bean Creamery (Union County)
At Cranford Vanilla Bean Creamery they take pride in their super premium, hand-made ice cream, ice cream cakes and frozen desserts, made fresh in the shop daily from the finest ingredients. They offer over 32 super premium hard ice cream flavors with a weekly flavor rotation. They love to experiment with different ingredients to ensure the greatest quality and taste, as well as a new variety for each visit.
Address: 22 N Ave W, Cranford, NJ; (908) 272-3000

Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream (Union County)
Zita’s offers soft serve ice cream and yogurt as well as a wide variety of homemade hard ice cream and Italian ice flavors. They develops new flavors based on customer feedback and personal inspiration.
Address: 1790 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ; (908) 464-1511

Mackey’s Orchard (Warren County)
: 284 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ; (908) 475-1507

Zeek’s Place (Warren County)
118 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ; (908) 475-4088

Central/Jersey Shore New Jersey Ice Cream Shops:


Gronsky’s (Hunterdon County)
125 W Main St, High Bridge, NJ; (908) 638-6030

JJ Scoops (Hunterdon County)
A small business located in the beautiful town of Clinton, NJ for over 20 years. They carry a wide variety of premium hard ice creams & yogurts, as well as low fat soft- serve ice cream, shakes, malts, sundaes, smoothies, ice cream sandwiches, Italian ice, chocolate covered bananas, floats, egg creams, banana splits, and so much more!
Address: 1 Main St, Clinton, NJ; (908) 730-0988

oWowCow (Hunterdon County)

Small batch, hand made, and locally fresh! oWowCow, located in Lambertville, is a great ice cream place that makes ice cream from REAL ingredients.
Address: 237 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ; (609) 397-2234
Ice Cream Choice(s): Tahitian Vanilla and Garden Berries
For a full review on my trip to oWowCow, click HERE

Polar Cub (Hunterdon County)
Address: 380 US Highway 22 W, Whitehouse Station, NJ; (908) 534-4401

Bent Spoon (Mercer County)

The Bent Spoon makes inventive ice cream made from organic ingredients. I loved their ice cream so much that I’ve already made plans to go back! Located next to small park, I highly recommend getting your ice cream to go and enjoying your surroundings. You should go often since they are always rotating out flavors!
Address: 35 Palmer Square W, Princeton, NJ; (609) 924-2368
Ice Cream Choice: Ricotta Pistachio and Blue Peach Shiso

Dolceria Gelato (Mercer County)
301 North Harrison St & 180 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ; (609) 921-9200

Halo Farm (Mercer County)

They make ice cream from their own milk and cream. They believe it is better than any other super premium in the world, and at half the price. They offer more than 45 flavors of their all natural ice creams … no stabilizers, colors, artificial flavors, gums, preservatives! I went to Halo’s Pub in Hamilton and they had plenty of seating, an old school pub vibe, and lots of amazing flavors making it hard to make a decision.
Halo Pub– 9 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ; 609-921-1710
Halo Pub– 2250 Route 33, Hamilton Square, NJ; 609-586-1811
Halo Fete – 5 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ; 609-921-1710
Ice Cream Choice: Milk Chocolate Brandy Hazlenut and Praline Pecan

Koneheads (Mercer County)

Waffles, ice cream, shakes…oh my! Koneheads is known for their combinations of amazing flavors, custom sundaes, syrups, and mixes. Oh yeah…and they have a NUTELLA gun!
Address: 1980 N Olden Ave, Ewing Township, NJ; (609) 403-6755
Ice Cream Choice: Vanilla Ice Cream in a Waffle w/ Nutella and Peanut Butter

Purple Cow Ice Cream (Mercer County)
Small batch ice cream shop.
Address: 2685 Main St, Lawrenceville, NJ; (609) 896-0050

Thomas Sweet
From ice cream to delicious coffee roasted in store, they’ve got what it takes to make you smile
Addresses: 283 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ; (609) 683-8720 (Original)
55 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ; (732) 828-3855
1325 Rte 206, Skillman, NJ; (609) 454-5280

Blizzard Island (Middlesex County)
Address: 111 Mountain Ave, Middlesex, NJ; (732) 805-9110

Causeway Creamery (Middlesex County)
Address: 113 Causeway St, South River, NJ; (732) 254-2130
I had no idea this place existed until I was doing a search for homemade ice cream in Middlesex County. This cash only pit stop in South River has incredible ice cream at very low prices. Outside seating only!
Ice Cream Choice: Mint Chocolate Chip

Colonia Dairy Maid (Middlesex County)
Address: 1075 St Georges Ave, Colonia, NJ; (732) 634-5885
Located in Middlesex County, this homemade ice cream place is CASH ONLY which would explain their low prices. They had so many options!! They were super busy on  a rainy, cold night which says something about their customer base. They do not have seating indoors, so ate in the car, but they have plenty of outdoor seating for those nice, warm nights.
Ice Cream Choice: Nutella

Gil and Bert’s (Middlesex County)
Address: 69 N Main St, Cranbury, NJ; (609) 203-6931
Ice Cream Choice: Salted Caramel Truffle
I love discovering a great ice cream place randomly! I found this homemade ice cream place while I was in the Cranbury area, but apparently I was one of the last people to discover it. The place was PACKED on a rainy night! That definitely says something. I got the salted caramel truffle which was delicious! Other flavors on their menu were “100% cotton candy’, Bada Bing Cherry Vanilla, Junior Mint, and Milk and Cookies. This is a cash only place and their prices are cheap! $1.50 for a kiddie, and $3 for small (4-6oz). In addition to their homemade ice cream, they also offer Gifford’s ice cream.

K’s Brain Freeze (Middlesex County)

Address: 347-B Matawan Rd. Old Bridge NJ; (732) 841-1545
Ice Cream Choice(s): I tried almost every flavor including Peanut Butter Explosion and Funfetti Oreo
To read more about my trip, read this my Spotlight Post

Magnifico’s (Middlesex County)
Address: 500 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ; (732) 238-7975

Milltown Ice Cream Depot (Middlesex County)
Address: 87 Washington Ave, Milltown, NJ; (732) 545-1177
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been to Ice Cream Depot. This was the only time I’ve been there where there was no line! They don’t make their own ice cream, but their prices are the cheapest in town. For $3 you can get a “baby” which is a medium anywhere else. Lots of great flavors, toppings, shakes…and hot dogs! Cash only!
Ice Cream Choice: Salted caramel pretzel and peanut butter ripple

What’s the Scoop (Middlesex County)

What’s the Scoop makes 80 flavors of ice cream right in their store! This ice cream shop located in the heart of downtown Metuchen has been open since 2001. Bonus, they also make amazing brick oven pizza.
Address: 410 Main St, Metuchen, NJ; (732) 548-5900
Ice Cream Choice: Milky Way

Coney Waffle (Monmouth County)


Yes, they make those crazy shakes! This is a great ice cream established located across from the beach in Belmar. In addition to shakes, you can get regular ice cream, sundaes, and their famous waffles.
Address: 803 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ; (732) 556-6951
Ice Cream Choice: The NJ Isn’t Boring Shake (duh!)

Cone Zone (Monmouth County)
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Address: 2040 NJ-33, Neptune City, NJ; (732) 502-0066
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven past this place and never went in. So glad I did this time! Their ice cream is homemade and reasonably priced, and I loved the look of their location. I will definitely be back!
Ice Cream Choice: Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip and Maple Walnut

Cookman Creamery (Monmouth County)
Address: 711 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ; (732) 361-5215
Ice Cream Choice: Chocolate Banana and Nutter Brudder
Located in downtown Asbury Park, Cookman Creamery is known for having Vegan ice cream in addition to their traditional. Their vegan ice cream was voted the best in Vegan Ice Cream in 2015. Their ice cream is homemade, and they have lots of creative flavors. I loved their chocolate banana, which tasted just like a chocolate covered banana and their “Nutter Brudder” which was a bunch a cookies mixed with peanut butter. A “double” or a medium will cost you $4.75 for regular and an extra dollar for vegan. Other cool flavors include Lemon Ginger, S’mores, Thunder Road, and Espresso.

Crazee’s (Monmouth County)
Address: 2 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ; (732) 530-6543

Day’s Ice Cream (Monmouth County)


Although they don’t make their own ice cream, both locations of Day’s Ice Cream have great ice cream and sundae options and are both located near the beach!
Address: 48 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ; (732) 614-6245
& Just Another Day’s
Address: 800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ; (732)455-3016
Ice Cream Choice: Black Raspberry Chip

Four Boys Ice Cream


Located in my original hometown, this homemade ice cream place has 2 locations, 1 in the works, and an ice cream food truck. Their ice cream is homemade and is very delicious!

Addresses: 3 Tennent Avenue, Englishtown, NJ; (732)446-3452 (Monmouth County) (original)
215 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg, NJ (Middlesex County)
Ice Cream Choice: Red Velvet and Cannoli

Gracie and the Dudes (Monmouth County)
Addresses:1062 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright NJ
52 Laird Street, Long Branch, NJ
40 West Front St, Red Bank, NJ
Sadie’s Sundaes; 973 Hwy 36, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Ice Cream Choices: I got to sample Strawberry, Chocolate Chocolate Chop, Amaretto Biscotti, Cappuccino Chunk, Pistachio, and Mint Chocolate Chip.
I was lucky enough to meet with one of the owners from Gracie and the Dudes and got a tour of their facility in Sea Bright which is right across from the beach. Their ice cream contains no artificial coloring or corn syrup! Their pistachio (one of the best I’ve ever had) was not green, and neither was their mint chip. Great, creative flavors with quality. Loved it! PS. Cash only

Ice Cream on 9 (Monmouth County)
Since 1999 Ice Cream on 9 has been serving their customers with homemade and custom-made ice cream of all varieties. Everything is homemade right in their store to guarantee freshness and customer satisfaction. They feature 127 homemade ice cream flavors, Italian Ices, Sugar-free ice cream, novelties and custom cakes. Their full line of ice cream is 165 flavors! They truly have a flavor to match any personality! Many of their flavors were custom created by customers and have become trademark flavors for Ice Cream on 9!
Address: 2300 Route 9 South, Howell NJ

Ice Cream Shoppe (Monmouth County)
Address: 43 3rd Ave, Neptune City, NJ; (732) 455-8484

Igloo Italian Ice & Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
Igloo Italian Ice & Ice Cream concentrates equally on 3 main products: Ice Cream, Italian Ice & Frozen Yogurt. They take pride in providing their customers the most delicious tasting products using the very freshest ingredients!
Address: 2005 NJ-35, Oakhurst, NJ; (732) 531-5422

Jake’s Cree-mee Freeze Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
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Address: 337 NJ-33, Manalapan Township, NJ; (732) 446-5305
Jake’s Cree-Mee Freeze has been a family owned ice cream operation since 1991.  Fun Fact: An episode from Sex and the City Season 5 was filmed there. They are known for their Homemade Orange Sherbet & Vanilla Swirl…so that’s exactly what I got! It was delicious! PS. The photo is of a SMALL. I could not finish it all myself.
Ice Cream Choice: Homemade Orange Sherbet & Vanilla Swirl

Jersey Freeze (Monmouth County)

Premium Soft Serve, Gourmet Hard Ice Cream, Shakes, Cakes, Boats, Cones and more since 1952!
Address: 120 Manalapan Ave, Freehold, NJ; (732) 462-3008
Ice Cream Choice(s): “Churzee Freeze Boat”: 2 scoops of icecream (chocolate lover and peanut butter pie were my choices), caramel, whipped cream, crushed heath bars, and CHURROS

Luigi’s Ice Cream (Monmouth County)

Downtown Red Bank has a new ice cream shop! This small batch ice cream place is made with real ingredients, nothing artificial! They are constantly creating new and unique flavors and concepts. Try their stick bun donut sandwich (recently featured on BuzzFeed) and their rolled ice cream!
Address: 60 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ; (732) 383-7077
Ice Cream Choice(s): Pistachio, Blue Velvet, and Thai Iced Tea
For a full review on my trip to Luigi’s Ice Cream, click HERE

The Main Scoop (Monmouth County)
Address: 140 Main St, Manasquan, NJ; (732) 952-2760

Nagle’s Apothecary Cafe (Monmouth County)
Address: 43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ; (732) 776-9797

Niki Maccanico’s Homemade Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
1301 Main St, Belmar, NJ

Polar Bear Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
Address: 130 NJ-36, North Middletown, NJ; (732) 787-2402

Ryan’s Homemade Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
Address: 462 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ; (732) 842-5874

Shivers Ice Cream (Monmouth County)
All of their premium ice cream and cakes are home-made…made fresh right on the premises. Shivers has over 30 flavors and uses only the freshest ingredients and toppings
Address: 4037 U.S. 9, Howell, NJ; (732) 415-8126

Swal Dairy (Monmouth County)
Using only quality ingredients they can stand behind, each batch of their ice cream is hand weaved in house.56 flavors rotated daily, come taste what sets us apart.
Address: 25 Church Street, Keyport, NJ; (609) 259-8508

TK’s Ice Cream (Monmouth County)

This family run, retro ice cream stand is fantastic and one of my favorite places I’ve visited so far. Their ice cream is AMAZING and I love the setting.
Address: 331 County Rd 539, Cream Ridge, NJ; (609) 758-3307
Ice Cream Choice: Pillsbury Cake and Maine Blueberry

Hoffman’s Ice Cream and Yogurt
Originally one of the first Carvel Ice Cream shops in New Jersey, Hoffman’s has been a part of the Jersey Shore ice cream scene since 1955. Hoffman’s became it’s own business in 1955, when Carvel’s franchise expired. Now, the company produces all it’s own ice cream right out of Point Pleasant Beach, and not a summer day goes by where there isn’t a line out the door.
Addresses: 800 Richmond Ave, Point Pleasant, NJ(Ocean County); (732)-892-0270
78 Oceanport Avenue, Little Silver, NJ (Monmouth County); (732)- 530-377
569 Church Street, Spring Lake Heights (Monmouth County) (732)-974-2253

Gabriel’s Fountain  (Somerset County)
Family-friendly restaurant with quaint decor & a patio serving American meals & housemade ice cream.
Address: 1948 Washington Valley Rd # 1, Martinsville, NJ; (732) 469-5800

Penguin Ice Cream (Somerset County)
Address: 3 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ; (908) 766-4949

South/Jersey Shore New Jersey Ice Cream Shops:

Lindy Hops Homemade Ice Cream and Water Ice (Atlantic County)
401 S Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ; (609) 652-6020

Little’s Dairy Bar (Atlantic County)
617 Zion Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ; (609) 927-8622

Royal Crowne Homemade Ice Cream and Grille (Atlantic County)
Address: 1051 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ; (609) 561-4423
LOVED this place! Built in the 1950s, Royal Crowne still has a great throwback vibe. Their homemade ice cream is delicious!
Ice Cream Choice: Maple Walnut Fudge

Margate Dairy Bar (Atlantic County)
Address: 9510 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ; (609) 822-9559

The Sand Stand (Burlington County)
Address: 1 Trading Post Way, Medford Lakes, NJ; (609) 953-0707

Daddy O’s (Burlington County)
Address: 300 Greentree Rd., Marlton, NJ; (856)983-0011

Holiday Ice Cream (Burlington County)
Address: 4159 US-130, Beverly/Edgewater Park, NJ; (609) 871-1611

Maple Shade Custard Stand (Burlington County)
Address: 340 W Main St, Maple Shade Township, NJ; (856) 663-1351

Leo’s Ice Cream Company (Burlington County)
Address: 7 Tomlinson Mill Road, Medford, NJ; (856)797-8771

Smylies (Burlington County)
23203 Columbus Rd # F, Columbus, NJ; (609) 298-0699

Vincent’s Ice Cream (Burlington County)
Hand-dipped ice cream and water ice
Address: 54 High Street, Mt. Holly, NJ; (609) 845-3377

White Dotte Dairy Bar & Grill (Burlington County)
White Dotte Dairy Bar has been serving the South Jersey area delicious homemade soft serve ice cream and food since 1952.
Address: 2345 Route 206 Southampton, NJ; 609-267-6610

Arctic Freeze Creamery (Camden County)
Custom rolled ice cream!
Address: 495 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ; (856) 858-2847

The Cold Cow (Camden County)

Creanies Ice Cream (Camden County)

Lena’s Water Ice and Custard (Camden County)
Address: 615 Laurel Rd, Lindenwold, NJ; (856) 435-4700

Mr. Bill’s (Camden County)

If you’ve driven on Route 73, there’s a chance you stopped to take a picture of Mr. Bill’s. This South Jersey institution was recently reopened by John and Cheryl Ernst, who decided to open an ice cream shop in their retirement. Not only does Mr. Bill’s offer fantastic homemade ice cream, but their also a delicious an affordable luncheonette.
Address: 53 NJ-73, Winslow Twp, NJ; (609) 878-3829
Ice Cream Choice(s): Cannoli, Dole Whip, Vanilla & Chocolate Custard, Mint Chocolate Chip
To read more about my trip, read this my Spotlight Post

Sundaes (Camden County)

Located on route 73, this cute ice cream stand makes their own ice cream and water ice!
Address: 185 NJ-73, West Berlin, NJ; (856) 768-5332
Ice Cream Choice(s): Pretzel Logic and Sympathy for the Devil (made with brownies and chocolate icing)

A La Mode Ice Cream Parlor (Cape May County)
A La Mode Ice Cream Parlor is a full-service ice cream parlor.They proudly serve our own brand of quality fresh ice cream made on-site daily.
Address: 301 E 55th St, Ocean City, NJ; (609) 398-2207

Vanilla Bean Creamery (Cape May County)
Address: 958 NJ-109, Cape May, NJ; (609) 898-0157

Bananas Ice Cream Cafe (Cape May County)

Wildwood has no shortage of ice cream, so we were pleased to stumble upon Bananas Ice Cream Cafe which is a block from the boardwalk. They were hanging out samples outside so we knew were enticed to come in. Lots of creative flavors included the “Kitchen Sink” whose description read “your guess is as good as ours”. The chocolate covered bacon won my pick due to it’s creativity, and the staff convinced me to put pancake syrup on top. Delicious!
Address: 400 E Lincoln Ave, Wildwood, NJ; (609) 522-2323
Ice Cream Choice: Chocolate covered bacon

Drip and Scoop (Cape May County)
Drip N Scoop was born out of two passions, Coffee + Ice Cream.
Address: 960 Asbury Ave Ocean City NJ; (609) 398-9300

Duffers Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor (Cape May County)
Duffer’s in an old-fashioned ice cream spot in Wildwood known for their housemade ice cream, sundaes & sandwiches. They also have mini-golf & an arcade! They have a lot of creative flavors to choose from, and after some careful taste testing we settled on Sticky Bun! Selling point: it had real sticky bun IN the ice cream. Plus, a small is basically a large anywhere else. Perfect for sharing!
Address: 5210 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ; (609) 729-1817
Ice Cream Choice: Sticky Bun

Fleck’s Ice Cream (Cape May County)
Family Owned & Operated Since 1993
Address: 1600 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ; (609) 889-2393

Kessel’s Korner (Cape May County)
Old fashioned, affordable, friendly staff, clean, delicious for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or just for Ice Cream or Shakes!
Address: 2760 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ; (609) 398-1170

Little Danny’s (Cape May County)
Address: 500 NJ-47, Green Creek, NJ; (609) 889-1139

Marita’s Homemade Ice Cream (Cape May County)
Address: 5912 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ; (609) 263-6800

Nana and Poppy’s Ice Cream Parlor (Cape May County)
Address: 4310 Park Rd, Sea Isle City, NJ; Phone number (609) 478-2112

Sea Shell Motel & Ice Cream Parlor (Cape May County)
Address: 250 E Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, NJ; (609) 522-2326

Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream (Cape May County)
Since the days of Prohibition, Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream has been a tradition like no other for visitors to the Jersey Shore. For nearly eight decades Springer’s has built its historic reputation on making the finest homemade ice cream.
Address: 9420 Third Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ; 609-368-4631

Sundae Best Homemade Ice Cream (Cape May County)
Homemade daily ice cream since 1990
Address: 2900 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ; (609) 368-1121

TJ’s Ice Cream Plus (Cape May County)
Address: 100 E Atlantic Blvd, Ocean City, NJ; (609) 398-5055

Uncle Charley’s (Cape May County)
Serving up home made ice cream since 1976. They are an old fashioned, sit down ice cream parlor, serving over 48 flavors of award winning ice cream
Address: 306 Washington St, Cape May, NJ; (609) 408-4751

Yum Yums Ice Cream (Cape May County)
Address: Address:31 John F Kennedy Blvd, Sea Isle City, NJ; (609) 263-2345

Flipper’s Custard (Cumberland County)


Such a pleasant surprise to find in Millville! This small cash only custard and ice cream stand has been around since the 1970s. I opted to get one of their homemade custard flavors, but they also have CRAZY sundaes (at super affordable prices). Plus their murals are fun to look at!
Address: N 2nd St & E McNeal St, Millville, NJ; (856) 327-1234
Ice Cream Choice: Banana Custard

Alaura Kitchen and Candy (Gloucester County)

Mom and pop homemade ice cream and candy located in the heart of Uptown Pitman. They have a mix of traditional and funky flavors, vegan options, and homemade caramels.
Address: 36 S Broadway, Pitman, NJ; (856) 589-3845
Ice Cream Choice(s): Endgrain Espresso and Cinnamon Toast
For a full review on my trip to Alaura Kitchen and Candy, click HERE

Dairy Fresh Ice Cream (Gloucester County)
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I loved going to this ice cream place in South Jersey which is open year round! It’s located right on Black Horse Pike in Williamstown so it’s easy to get to. It’s pretty big inside so there’s plenty of seating inside for when it’s too chilly to be outdoors.
Ice Cream Choice: Salty Caramel and Vanilla Chocolate Chip

Dippy’s Custard and Ice Cream (Gloucester County)
Dippy’s Ice Cream has spent three decades satisfying customers with home-made ice cream and custard, italian ices, ice cream cakes, burgers and dogs.
Address: 245 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua Township, NJ; (856) 468-4441

Latteria (Gloucester County)
Arty, high-ceilinged cafe with coffee, shakes & many creative flavors of housemade ice cream
Address: 95 Woodstown Rd, Unit i, Swedesboro, NJ

Purple Penguin (Gloucester County)
1008 Harding Hwy, Newfield, NJ; (856) 697-4731

Carmella’s Ice Creamery and Coffee Shop (Ocean County)
Address: N Bay Ave & 9th St, Beach Haven, NJ

Harvey Cedar’s Ice Cream Parlour (Ocean County)
8007 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ;(609) 361-6103

Ice Cream Shop of Manahawkin (Ocean County)

A homemade ice cream shop with lots of fun flavors like nutella, maple bacon, Pineapple Habenero, and much more
Address: 59 N Main St, Manahawkin, NJ; (609) 488-1983
Ice Cream Choice: Dunkaroo

Jeffreeze Old Fashioned Ice Cream (Ocean County)
Address: 381 Main St, West Creek, NJ; (609) 294-2600

Mrs. Walker’s Famous Homemade Ice Cream (Ocean County)
Address:132 S. Main St. (route 9) Forked River, NJ; (609) 693 9500

Rich’s (Ocean County)
Addresses: 1801 route 37 east, Toms River, NJ; (732) 349-3459
1611 Rte 37 W, Toms River, NJ; (732) 573-1919

Skipper Dipper (Ocean County)
Addresses: 9305 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ; (609) 492-9680
Skipper Dipper opened its doors and dipping cabinets in the groovy summer of ’78 to give Long Beach Island its favorite place to go for ice cream. The flavors and toppings have changed some through the years, but Skipper’s menu, offering a wide assortment of soft and hard ice creams, shakes, sundaes and ice cream cakes, is as timeless as ever. When I was LBI people kept telling me to go to Skipper Dipper…so I did! The line was long but went very quickly thanks to an efficient staff. Great ice cream choices as well! No seating inside, but there are a few tables outside.
Ice Cream Choice: Pineapple Whip and Black Raspberry

Yellow Brick Road Ice Cream (Ocean County)
Address: 1857 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ;(732) 255-6611

Cream Valley Custard (Salem County)
Cream Valley Custard is a great place to stop and get a delicious bite to eat followed by the best custard around Their creamsicle custard is an all time favorite and unique to Cream Valley. You’ll find many different items from hotdogs and hamburgers to gelatis, flurries and banana splits.
Address: 195 East Ave, Woodstown, NJ; (856) 769-0600

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