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Sundae Drives Ice Cream Trail

Nothing licks a hot summer day like ice cream! Whether you’re on the shoreline, on an inland adventure, or driving along a scenic road in the Quiet Corner, the Sundae Drives brochure will take you to some of the best ice cream that eastern Connecticut has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Hit the ice cream trail! Just be sure to check with each location before venturing out.

UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs

Top 50 Ice Cream Parlors in the US - USA Travel Today
Grab a cone at this unique ice cream parlor and set off to explore the animal barns located on the University of Connecticut campus. 24 flavors plus seasonal specials. more>

We-Li-Kit, Abington/Pomfret

Editor’s Choice – Yankee Magazine
For more than 25 years, this ice cream stand has been serving up 16% butterfat ice cream since 1990. 26 flavors. more>

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic

Wicked Good Ice Cream in New England –
This downtown Mystic staple hand mixes every batch of ice cream in what they call “a labor of love” to maintain maximum freshness and flavor. 30 flavors. more>

Hank’s Dairy Bar, Plainfield

Best Dairy Bar – Connecticut Magazine
A family-owned fast food restaurant and ice cream stand that’s a throwback to the past with hot dogs and soft-serve ice cream. more>

Hallmark Drive-In, Old Lyme

The Golden Local – NBC Connecticut
The Hallmark Drive-In serves fresh burgers, hot dogs, seafood, and more. Plus, delicious ice cream and homemade waffle cones. more>

Michael’s Dairy, New London

The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
Managed by students from Mitchell College, Michael’s hosts family-fun events throughout the season, including old-fashioned sock hops. 35 flavors. more>

Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream, Griswold

Quest for Best Ice Cream–
The lines are as long as their yearly sunflowers are tall, but this ice cream locale is worth the wait. Visit in mid-July to catch their annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. 40 flavors. more>

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Sterling

The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
Inspired by their Jersey Cow, Blossom, Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm dove into the world of ice cream in 2006 to roaring reviews. 25 flavors. more>

Farmer's Cow Calfé & Creamery, Mansfield

Best of Dairy Bar, Best of New England – Editors' Choice – Yankee Magazine
Merging the fun environment of a dairy bar with a neighborhood café, the ice cream here is made with fresh Connecticut milk and cream from The Farmer's Cow. In addition to 20 flavors of ice cream, this award-winning dairy bar also serves up an all-you-can-drink milk bar. more>

Salem Valley Farm, Salem

The Big Chill, 25 Ice Cream Locales – Connecticut Magazine
An off the beaten path but still worth the trip ice cream stand that does not add any artificial ingredients, creating white–and still delicious–versions of pistachio and mint chocolate chip. Over 60 flavors. more>

Cowlick's Creamery, Waterford

“Absolute Best Ice Cream Shops in America” by The TODAY Show.
Family owned Cowlick's has evolved from a self-serve frozen yogurt shop in 2013 to a full-fledged ice cream shop that offers more than 40 flavors of premium hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ice and soft serve. Enjoy sundae specials, homemade ice cream sandwiches, specialty cones, shakes, frozen drinks and more. more >


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