Oh My Cow! – An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Hunterdon County
June 29, 2022
Ice cream is a classic almost everyone loves, especially on a warm day. In Hunterdon County, there’s no shortage of ice cream destinations including old-fashioned roadside stands and unique local shops serving ice cream pies, soft-serve, and homemade flavors. Here’s a guide to ice cream in Hunterdon County, NJ, traveling roughly north to south!
High Bridge is home to Gronsky’s Milk House; an old-fashioned roadside ice cream shop and cafe serving breakfast and lunch since 1978. This family-owned business is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and family outings. The pancake of the month is always a treat!
Located in picturesque downtown Clinton, NJ, J.J. Scoops serves hand-scooped hard ice cream and sundaes from a charming pink and white shop. The beautiful outdoor patio enhances the tasty experience. Only a short walk away, Just Chill Frozen Yogurt is a family-owned shop offering award winning frozen yogurt, ice cream, and gelato.
The old-school walk-up window at Polar Cub in Whitehouse Station attracts ice cream lovers of all ages. Located alongside Route 22, you’ll find creamy soft serve, shakes, soda floats, and ice cream sandwiches.
In Flemington, Humdoo Ice Cream is a tasty new addition to Stangl Road, located next to Stangl Factory. Seasonal flavors, ice cream flights, and a hot cocoa bar in the winter keep the crowds coming back!
Flemington is also home to Thee Ice Cream Parlor, a 1950’s themed ice cream parlor located on Route 202. Their old-fashioned menu has over 80 flavors of ice cream, hot fudge sundaes, root beer floats, and banana splits, taking you on a delicious journey back in time.
Red Barn Milk Co. on Route 31 in Ringoes is a partnership between Hun-Val Dairy Farm of Ringoes and Double Brook Farm of Hopewell. Locally sourced eats include the famous Red Barn Burger & fries, hot dogs, and brats. They serve homemade soft and hard ice cream, including decadent Brown Sugar Bourbon and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.
In Sergeantsville, The Farmer’s Table is a country farm store which sells products direct from Sugar Maple Jerseys Farm and other local farmers. All products are locally sourced, including homemade ice cream made from fresh milk from Sugar Maples’ herd of Jersey cows. Creative flavors include Brown Cow, brownie batter ice cream with chunks of brownies, cookie dough, and a fudge swirl.
In Milford, Jimmy’s on Route 519 is a seasonal roadside ice cream destination that also serves burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese. With three walk-up windows, Jimmy’s is an old-fashioned establishment with a loyal following who are passionate about their soft serve ice cream and sprinkles.
Ginny’s in Frenchtown is another popular roadside cafe and ice cream destination. With a walk-up ice cream window, colorful murals, and games, Ginny’s is a treat!
In downtown Frenchtown, Sandy’s Scoops is a new storefront scoop shop featuring homemade small batch ice cream made with local ingredients. Unique flavors include strawberry donut with vanilla pudding swirl and coffee stracciatella with espresso bean.
Owowcow Creamery in Lambertville is committed to supporting local farmers, sourcing local and organic dairy, fruits and vegetables, eggs, and raw honey to make their signature flavors that vary throughout the seasons, along with vegan options. A summer favorite is Strawberry Salted Stracciatella: local strawberry ice cream with salted dark chocolate stracciatella.
Also in Lambertville, Peace Pie serves gourmet ice cream sandwiches with a layer of pie filling in scrumptious flavors like Salted Caramel Apple and Coconut Cream.
If you’re in the mood for ice cream there’s nowhere better to be than Hunterdon County. There are so many places to try, so you better get MOOvin!
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