What happens when you survey a bunch of moms about their Favorite Hudson Valley Ice Cream shops?
Let me tell you… Absolute craziness happens!!!!
The scenario went like this: After reading a recent article about the Top Ice Cream places in Upstate NY, I took to the streets, or better yet, my many HV Facebook Mom’s groups and asked the experts (AKA moms of the Hudson Valley):
“Which is your family’s favorite ice cream shop in the Hudson Valley?”
And these are the responses I received…
According to a recent article on HudsonValleyPost.com,
“NewYorkUpstate.com ranked the top ice cream places in ‘Upstate New York. The website tells Hudson Valley Post they consider anything above Rockland County as ‘Upstate’.”
According to the article Bellvale Farms Creamery, in Warwick, NY, topped their list.
As I read the article, I realized that I wanted to know what you all thought the Top & Best Ice Cream shops are in the Hudson Valley!
The List of Favorite Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shops
Topping our list with 10+ votes are:
- Holy Cow
Red Hook, NY
The 4.7 Star rating on Google reviews should convince you that this is the place to be. Customer reviews talk about the great selection of ice cream, both regular and soft serve and the friendly service.
- Joe’s Dairy Bar and Grill
Hopewell Junction, NY
Another Dutchess County favorite with a 4.6 Star rating in Google reviews, Joe’s Dairy Bar is a place not only about the ice cream but also about the food.
- Bellvale Farms Creamery
Located in Orange County, NY, Bellvale is the big winner in the local ice cream scene. With its 4.8 Star rating in Google reviews, people rave about the creamy and delicious ice cream.
- Moo Moo’s Creamery
Cold Spring, NY
A local favorite in Putnam County, patrons of Moo Moo’s often have to wait on line to have their 4.6 Star rating ice cream. All their flavors are homemade and the flavors are unique.
- Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn
Located right on Route 55, Zoe’s Ice Cream not only offers delicious soft serve and a wide variety of regular ice cream, but they also have ice cream cakes, cider donuts and food for sale.
The remaining favorites (sorted by county):
- Village Creamery & Sweet Shop
Patrons really love this little shop in Valhalla that offers unique flavors of ice cream and toppings, as well as, candy.
- King Kone
King Kone sells ice cream and food in this cozy little shop. This is a great family place with umbrella-covered picnic tables and a small sandbox.
- Main Street Sweets
This little gem features ice cream and a good selection of flavors and toppings. They also make truffles and other sweets.
- The Blue Pig Ice Cream
This popular ice cream place has homemade ice cream in unique flavors. They also offer vegan and gluten free options.
- Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream
Longford’s is known for its delicious flavors and seasonal ice cream flavors and options. People rave about the variety of toppings. It may be small but it is mighty.
- Scoop Shop
This local favorite has yummy ice cream and options for people with nut allergies. In addition to ice cream they also offer frozen yogurt in delicious flavors.
- The Hudson Creamery
Located right next to the Hudson River Front, this ice cream shop offers homemade ice cream in a variety of marvelous flavors. Enjoy your ice cream while enjoying the beautiful view.
- Penny Lick Ice Cream Company
- Yogurt La Crepe
- Sweet Charlie’s
- Lighthouse Ice Cream & Coffee
- Double Rainbow
- Seven Scoops
Shrub Oaks, NY
- Mike Dubbs Frozen Custard
New Rochelle, NY
- Pane & Gelato
- La Fenice Gelateria
- Riverside Creamery
Port Jervis, NY
- Chester Ice Cream
- Trailside Treats Creamery
- Quickway Twin Cone
- Weir’s Ice Cream
Salisbury Mills, NY
- The Dairy O
- Mary Jane’s Dairy Barn
- Coneflower Creamery
- Mapleview Cafe
- Utterly Delicious
Pleasant Valley, NY
- Beacon Creamery
- East Fishkill Provisions
Hopewell Junction, NY
- Ron’s Ice Cream
- The Jolly Cow
- The Frozen Caboose
- Jane’s Ice Cream
- Alleyway Ice Cream
- Tantillo’s Farm Market
- Lakeside Licks
- Twistee Cone
New Paltz, NY
- Cherries Ice Cream
- Village Pizza
New Paltz, NY
If ice cream is not your favorite treat, then why not check out
my post about The Beacon Cupcake Festival
A Little Advice Before Visiting any/all of these ice cream shops:
- Some of these locations are open seasonally, so please check their websites/Facebook pages for updated information
When it comes to Hudson Valley ice cream shops, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
And the debate about the all-time favorite on Facebook and other social media platforms can go on and on…
Whether you live in Westchester County or in Ulster County, your favorite shop may be down the road or in another county.
Take my advice and try as many as you can.
You never know, you might find a new favorite where you least expected to 🙂
Did you see your favorite HV ice cream shop in our list? Did I help you find a new place to try? Which is your families favorite?
Until the Next Adventure…