1. South Lyme Scoop Shop (South Lyme, CT)
By far, the flavors offered here are the most vibrant and the texture is legit #flawless. Like, I mean...it woke up like this. There isn't any outdoor seating at this location, so if you're up for a rural scenic drive, I definitely recommend visiting the original Salem Valley Farms (Salem, CT) which is the
2. Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe (Old Lyme, CT)
Under new management, the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe seems to be less crowded than it once was… but certainly no less delicious! *casually starts drooling on the keyboard as I type this post* My personal favorite is the plain chocolate with chocolate sprinkles (b/c chocolate is bae) but the Maine Blueberry (as well as other various fruit flavors offered, on that note) is really good!
3. Ice Cream & Gift Shop at Bill's Seafood (Westbrook, CT)
Come for the seafood, stay for the ice cream?! Here's lookin' at you, fish 'n' chips<33… but Bill's Seafood also serves Ashely's Ice Cream, which anyone from New Haven County (particularly Madison, Guilford, or New Haven) knows is synonymous with the phrase "heaven in a cone". The good news? Any flavor you get, you can rest assured that you've made a good choice.
4. A.C. Petersen Farms Drive-In (Old Lyme, CT)
From Grasshopper (for the flavor-illiterate, it's basically mint-Oreo…no bugs here!; A.C. Petersen's version thankfully doesn't include the waxy, faux-fudge ripple in it, unlike many other shops) to low-fat Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk, there's a flavor for everyone here. Whenever I get ice cream here, it tends to melt pretty fast for some reason (~calling all chemistry enthusiasts~), so I recommend getting an extra cup even if you're ordering a cone!
5. Frosty Treat (Niantic, CT)
Where do you go for ice cream?