Cool Down With Tasty Treat On The Connecticut Ice Cream Trail

Many Connecticut businesses are on the ice cream trail, including the Tasty Ten list. What are your favorite places to grab a scoop in Middletown?


Whoever said ice cream was only a treat for kids clearly never tasted any of the flavors along the Connecticut Ice Cream Trail. A summer hot-and-muggy Sunday is the perfect day to take a drive for a cone or cup.

From the, Seaport Salty Swirl featuring “peanuts, peanut butter and ‘soggy resistant’ chocolate-covered pretzels from , to the White Russian from Cows & Cones or just an ordinary soft-serve twist, ice cream is the perfect cool-down treat when the sun is sweltering.

To help find that perfect scoop or two is Mystic County with the recently released Sundae Drives 2012. The guide highlights the best ice cream in Eastern Connecticut along with suggestions of nearby attractions to visit. Think of it as Connecticut’s Ice Cream Trail. 

And for all of the localvores in Connecticut the guide even includes where the ice cream is processed. The list of places to try is so good that ABC News included it in their list of America’s Best Ice Cream Trails and Festivals.

Birthday cake, Guinness Black and Tan, Peppermint Stick—they can all be found along the Connecticut Ice Cream Trail along with the normal if not a little boring chocolate, vanilla and mint.

There are 42 ice cream places to try, but if that’s a little daunting there is always the shortened list of “the Tasty Ten,” featuring the ten eastern Connecticut places that have been nationally recognized.

Here are some places on the list. Think there should be a Middlesex County ice cream-Italian ice-frozen yogurt trail, too? Tell us your favorites from the list at the end of the article!

, member of The Tasty Ten

Twisterz (opening soon)

Cream ‘n Cone


The Lymes

, member of The Tasty Ten
, member of The Tasty Ten
South Lyme Scoop Shop


Ice Cream Shop at

New London

, member of The Tasty Ten


Co. No-Zen Frozen Yogurt

FroYoWorld, Main Street Market (Coming soon!)


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