In a suburban scene blessed with backyards flooded with top-notch dairies and farms, you can only guess that there is, in fact, a gorgeous galore of ice cream offerings. Here’s our mouth-watering picks for the area’s best cones!
130 Pottstown Pike, Eagle, 610-458-8209; 2nd location now of West Chester
Lush and deeply flavored, owners John and Liz Reece produce in-store, churned blends of ice cream, gelato, sorbet and water ice, as well as homemade waffle cones—all made daily. You can’t stop at just their creamy ice cream flavors like Caramel Stout, Chocolate Pretzel and Caramel Apple Pie because their gelato combos are also too good to be true. From Bourbon Vanilla, Chocolate Pomegranate, Pistachio and Strachitella, you may consider skipping dinner and speed straight into dessert. Also: A selection is available on Amani’s BYOB’s dessert menu.
Chester Springs Creamery of Milky Way Farms
521 Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, 610-363-8500
Celebrating 10 years, the local Matthews family farm swirls their highly-raved milk into all-natural blends that range from classics like Black Raspberry, Butter Pecan, Rich Coffee and Vanilla, to Chai Tea, Brownie Bliss, Margarita Lemon Sorbet, Rainbow Sprinkle Cake, Peanut Butter Fudge and the seasonal Fresh Strawberry. A selection of these blends is too available on Amani’s BYOB’s dessert menu.
Margo’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe
50 East Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown, 610-269-9410
What could be better than a one-stop shop that supplies any sugar addict with both high-quality ice cream and a gamut of sugar confections. Pop in to this local mainstay and snag a sugary cone with traditional, well-made flavors and munch on as many miniature chocolates your little heart desires.
30 South Main St., Phoenixville, 610-933-0695
As a perfect nightcap after a downtown stroll around Bridge and Main Street, Warren Brown’s Brown Cow boosts America’s oldest ice cream company, Bassett’s amidst a town-appropriate Blob-wich, vegan frozen treats and tasty gelatos. Family-friendly and classic-styled, this local joint also scores with their overabundant offer of jimmies and marvelous milkshakes.
231 East State Street, Kennett Square, 610-444-2996
Serving flavors common to Mexico, with the help of swirl sensations like toasted coconut, corn, rice pudding, avocado, chili and mushroom, the ethnic shop makes 150 gallons of fresh, smooth ice cream daily, in addition to water ice and popsicles. With a history of being served in the White House, owners Manuel and Martha Rodriguez, Juvelnal Gonzalez and Noelia Scharan’s interesting concoctions are well worth the trip to the nearby ‘burb.