Sundae Drives

Ice Cream Trail

Nothing licks a hot summer day like ice cream! Whether you’re on the shoreline, on an inland adventure or driving along a scenic road in the quiet corner, our Sundae Drives brochure will take you to some of the best ice cream that eastern Connecticut has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Hit the ice cream trail!
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The Tasty Ten
Two hands full of award-winning and nationally recognized Mystic Country dairy delights.

UCONN ice cream mystic country

1) UCONN Dairy Bar, Storrs
Top 50 Ice Cream Parlors in the US - USA Travel Today
Grab a cone at this unique ice cream parlor and set off to explore the animal barns located on the University of Connecticut campus. 24 flavors plus seasonal specials. more>

2) We-Li-Kit, Abington/Pomfret
Editor’s Choice – Yankee Magazine
Happy 25th anniversary to We-Li-Kit! This ice cream stand has been serving up 16% butterfat ice cream since 1990. 26 flavors. more>

3) Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic
Wicked Good Ice Cream in New England –
This downtown Mystic staple hand mixes every batch of ice cream in what they call “a labor of love” to maintain maximum freshness and flavor. 30 flavors. more>

4) Hank’s Dairy Bar, Plainfield
Best Dairy Bar – Connecticut Magazine
A family-owned fast food restaurant and ice cream stand that’s a throwback to the past with hot dogs and soft serve ice cream. more>

5) A.C. Petersen Drive-In, Old Lyme
The Golden Local – NBC Connecticut
The Hallmark Dive-In has a new name and new ice cream courtesy of A.C. Petersen Farms, a company that started with one milk delivery route in 1914. 40 flavors of ice cream, sherbet and sorbet.  more>

6) Michael’s Dairy, New London
The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
Managed by students from Mitchell College, Michael’s hosts family-fun events throughout the season, including old-fashioned sock hops. 35 flavors. more>

7) Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream, Griswold
Quest for Best Ice Cream–
The lines are as long as their yearly sunflowers are tall, but this ice cream locale is worth the wait. Visit in mid-July to catch their annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. 40 flavors. more>

8) Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Sterling
The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
Inspired by their Jersey Cow, Blossom, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm dove into the world of ice cream in 2006 to roaring reviews. 25 flavors. more>

9) Farmer's Cow Calfé & Creamery, Mansfield
Best of Dairy Bar, Best of New England – Editors' Choice – Yankee Magazine
Merging the fun environment of a dairy bar with a neighborhood café, the ice cream here is made with fresh Connecticut milk and cream from The Farmer's Cow. In addition to 20 flavors of ice cream, this award-winning dairy bar also serves up an all-you-can-drink milk bar. more>

10) Salem Valley Farm, Salem
The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
An off the beaten path but still worth the trip ice cream stand that does not add any artificial ingredients, creating white–and still delicious–versions of pistachio and mint chocolate chip. Over 60 flavors. more>





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