CT’s Best Dairy Farm Ice Cream
You can’t get closer to farm fresh ice cream than tasting it at the farm. Not only do you see the cows; you whiff them, and that aroma is part of the authenticity of the experience, if not the charm. Sure, these farms aren’t close by. But they’re “Worth The Drive” And worth the lick: usually the freshest, creamiest, and most flavorful retail ice cream available in Connecticut.
While Chocolate and Vanilla remain cash cows, dairy farms also offer a greater array of flavors than you’ll find at parlors or in the supermarket freezer case. In fact, farmers have begun to rival restaurant chefs for sheer inventiveness and culinary dairying-doo.
So, for your and your family’s guilty or innocent pleasures, we submit our favorite cow-to-cone ice creams here.
Arethusa Dairy Farm in Litchfield is owned by life partners George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis, president and vice president of high end Manolo Blahnik shoes.
UCONN has owned its own creamery for over a century. Popular with students and staff, the Bar is open to the public year round.
Collins Creamery in Enfield offers a sampler, a flight of any four flavors on the menu for six dollars.
Rich Farm sits just over the border from Fairfield County in New Haven County. It offers some of the freshest, creamiest ice cream available in Lower Connecticut.
All of the ice cream at Buttonwood Farms in Griswold is made from scratch. The Key Lime Pie flavor is especially delicious.
Ferris in Newtown offers the an array of over 40 ice cream flavors.
UCONN Dairy Bar, Storrs
Arethusa Dairy Farm, Litchfield
Buttonwood Farms, Griswold
Collins Creamery, Enfield
Ferris Acres, Newtown
Rich Farm, Oxford