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Summer Interns Ice Cream Picks

Our summer interns put together a list of their favorite places to grab ice cream in Litchfield County. When you’re out and about this summer, cool off with a sweet scoop of ice cream at one of these spots!

By Maddie Mallon


Arethusa Dairy
Made with fresh milk from Arethusa Farm’s dairy cows, Arethusa Dairy serves “ice cream like it used to taste”. Enjoy your ice cream on the benches outside, or on the go!

Arethusa Dairy 
822 Bantam Rd., Bantam


Caddie Shack 
Caddie Shack is more than just ice cream! They offer mini golf, batting cages, an arcade, and food! They have both a picnic area and a pavilion. 

Caddie Shack
316 Ashley Falls Rd., Canaan

Berkshire Country Cafe
The Berkshire Country Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as desserts. They have locations in Norfolk and Canaan.

Berkshire Country Cafe
85 Main St., North Canaan


The Colebrook Store
The Colebrook Store is the longest operating general store in Connecticut! In addition to ice cream, they also offer daily special sandwiches. 

The Colebrook Store 
559 Colebrook Rd., Colebrook

Cornwall Bridge

Cornwall Country Market
The Cornwall Country Market offers ice cream, bakery options, provisions, and local products. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or shop for dinner!

Cornwall Country Market 
25 Kent Rd., Cornwall Bridge


Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co
Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co offers a variety of sweet treats in their picturesque storefront on Kent’s main street. Browse the store or order at the front counter for the perfect pick-me-up!

Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co 
45 N Main St., Kent


Espresso 59 
Espresso 59 specializes in gelato, as well as serving coffee and other cafe classics! Located in the heart of Litchfield, grab a treat and enjoy perusing the nearby shops! 

59 West St., Litchfield

Peaches n’ Cream Litchfield 
Peaches n’ Cream has a flavor for everyone! Their large menu is accommodating, offering sugar-free and dairy-free options in addition to traditional ice cream. 

Peaches n’ Cream
632 Torrington Rd., Litchfield


Popey’s Ice Cream Shoppe
Popey’s is a local favorite, open seasonally only minutes from Bantam Lake. They have both hand-scooped and soft-serve ice cream, as well as flurries, milkshakes, and floats. Enjoy outside in their spacious dining area!

Popey’s Ice Cream Shoppe
7 West St., Morris

New Hartford

Summertime Sno-Balls
Summertime Sno-Balls offers a variety of flavors including blue razzberry, blue bubblegum, cherry, orange, pina colada, root beer, lime, and more! 

Summertime Sno-Balls
95 Cottage St., New Hartford

New Milford

Tasty Waves 
Tasty Waves serves build-your-own frozen yogurt. Located on the New Milford Green, enjoy inside or take it to go and explore Bank Street!

Tasty Waves
7 Main St., New Milford

New Preston

The Smithy 
The Smithy Market & Cafe offers sandwiches, groceries, and delicious treats! Enjoy seated inside or on their outdoor tables. 

The Smithy
10 Main St., New Preston


Berkshire Country Store
The Berkshire Country Store offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as desserts. They have locations in Norfolk and Canaan. Norfolk serves pizza!

Berkshire Country Store
6 Station Pl., Norfolk Historic District


The Sweet Tooth
The Sweet Tooth offers outdoor seating and a barn style storefront. Not only do they serve ice cream, but they also have a large selection of candy. 

Sweet Tooth
655 Main St., Plymouth


Riverton General Store
The Riverton General Store serves breakfast and lunch, as well as 21 flavors of ice cream! They offer a quaint outdoor seating area to enjoy. 

Riverton General Store
2 Main St., Riverton


The Roxbury Market and Deli
The Roxbury Market serves food and Ferris Acres ice cream. They have an abundance of ice cream flavors as well as sorbets!

Roxbury Market
26 North St., Roxbury


Sweet William’s Coffee Shop and Bakery
Sweet William’s offers freshly baked pastries and desserts as well as fresh coffee! They even have ice cream sandwiches! 

Sweet Williams
17 Main St., Salisbury


Scoop It Up
Scoop It Up has a thorough selection of flavors! Their colorful interior matches their cookie monster flavor and they are open rain or shine!

Scoop It Up
102 E Main St., Thomaston


The Nutmeg Fudge Company 
The Nutmeg Fudge Company is the perfect stop to satisfy your sweet tooth! They serve Canton Creamery ice cream, and even have vegan options! Be sure to try some of their fresh-baked fudge.  

Nutmeg Fudge Company
20 E Main St., Torrington

Cafe Joie
Cafe Joie serves rolled ice cream in a variety of flavors as well as coffee. Stop by for ice cream like you’ve never had before!

Cafe Joie
11 Main St., Torrington


Marty’s Cafe 
Marty’s serves breakfast and lunch as well as their mouth watering pastries. Be sure to head to the back counter for a scoop of ice cream! They offer a cozy indoor seating arrangement as well as an outdoor area.

4 Green Hill Rd., Washington

The Po Cafe
The Po serves breakfast and lunch, as well as pastries and desserts including ice cream sandwiches! Eat in or enjoy their beautiful outdoor area. 

The Po Cafe
5 Kirby Rd., Washington

Washington Depot

The Pantry
The Pantry has a delicious dine in menu, as well as prepared meals to heat up and a deli counter! They now offer a selection of house made ice cream.

The Pantry
5 Titus Rd., Washington Depot

Stop in to Favorite and elevate your closet while browsing their chic boutique selection. Or, enjoy one of their new ice pops!

Favorite CT

11 Titus Rd., Washington Depot


Dari Delite 
Dari Delite is located in the Middle Quarter Mall. Stop by for a scoop and explore the shopping center.

705 Main St. S, Woodbury

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