Sunday, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day. To make sure that you have a spot picked out to celebrate everyone’s favorite frozen summer treat, ATC put together a list of the top 5 ice cream shops in Bucks County. Businesses featured are listed in alphabetical order. Check them out below!
My Sundae School
When you top your favorite ice cream base with hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry, an ice cream sundae is born. It’s likely that only the award-winning dippers at Souderton sundae shop My Sundae School truly know the sheer number of sundae variations to be had. That’s because, beyond offering the simple yet timeless cherry-on-top sundae, My Sundae School’s 58 Hershey’s ice cream flavors and wide array of toppings allow for endless specialty cold treat combinations.
Whether you choose one of their pre-set colossal sundae combos or want to make your own, you’re sure to walk away with a new perspective on proper ice cream sundae assembly. Head to the My Sundae School website to peruse their complete list of flavors!
Nina’s Waffles & Sweets
If you’re a fan of the truly incredible marriage of a hot crunchy waffle and sweet, cold ice cream, Nina’s Waffles & Sweets of New Hope is the perfect spot to do your celebrating on July 17. Variations of small-batch, made-from-scratch ultra-creamy ice cream and homemade, golden-grid authentic Belgium waffles are the main staples on Nina’s menu.
From there, your imagination and taste buds decide the rest! Your choice of sweet drizzles, crunchy coatings, and tasty add-ons combine for a wickedly delicious multi-layered dessert. Nina’s was even named a Best of Philly dessert shop in 2014.
To learn about the latest dessert dreams coming true at Nina’s Waffles & Sweets, like their Facebook page.
Ice cream itself is a strong source of celebration. Why not make it from ingredients you can feel 100% good about? Such is the belief of OwowCow Creamery of Wrightstown. Set in a 19th-century barn, OwowCow revels in the Delaware Valley’s rich local resources, using local ingredients in their handmade ice cream that’s churned fresh daily.
OwowCow’s list of creative, fresh element flavors, which include Cinnamon Bourbon, Sweet Honey Cream, and Cashew Caramel, reflects their small-batch approach and high-quality ingredient bias. Spy on all of their luscious ice cream flavors on the OwowCow website and give them a thumbs up on Facebook to stay up to date on what’s happening at the shop.
Sweet Pea Homemade Ice Cream
Sweet Pea Homemade Ice Cream in Doylestown is a fine ice cream shop specializing in super creamy, homemade cool-down delights. Using a 14% buttermilk blend and premium ingredients, Sweet Pea’s handmade ice cream traverses a long list of decadent flavors that’s reached over 40 and counting.
Those who like both savory and sweet are in luck: Sweet Pea owner Danielle Marinelli’s shop is set side by side with her husband’s Philly Pretzel Factory and features a convenient pass-through. One of Sweet Pea’s mainstay flavors, Sweet & Salty, which features mini chocolate covered pretzels lodged in fresh made vanilla ice cream, combines the talented duo’s signature treats.
Check out all of Sweet Pea’s homemade flavors on the online Sweet Pea menu. And don’t forget to like them on Facebook.
Zebra Striped Whale Ice Cream
Bringing together a café and an ice cream shop summons both a sense of sophistication and the right to be silly. Zebra Striped Whale Ice Cream of Newtown is a fun café, art gallery, and children’s book corner, where you can enjoy double decker cones, made-to-order crepes, and soothing drinks in an eclectic atmosphere.
Gourmet toppings and ice cream selections are hand whirled on a granite slab to create your own ZSW signature Whirlwind™. Mix granola into strawberry ice cream for a subtly crunchy, sweet bite, or swirl your favorite candies in such as Raisinettes, Reese’s Pieces, or Snickers for a hurricane of flavor. Like Zebra Striped Whale on Facebook for inspiration for your next Whirlwind creation!
We’ve given you the ultimate ice cream shop bucket list for Bucks County. Get out this summer and try them all!