Best Ice Cream in The County

Whether it is summer or winter, sweet tooth lovers know there is no temperature limit on a bad ice cream craving.  If you are looking for a place to go to satisfy your desires, you have found the right article!  A good ice cream shop does so much more than simply serve ice cream; You are looking for a wide variety of flavors, a good amount of toppings, and overall a place that lives up to its local reputation.  Make sure to check off your checklist!


Milkcraft: Fairfield, West Hartford

Located in Fairfield and West Hartford, Milkcraft truly takes ice cream to a new level.  Milkcraft boasts about its relationships with local farmers in hopes of providing its customers with the purest natural ingredients.  The reason Milkcraft is so unique is because of the Liquid Nitrogen that is infused into their ice cream which, in result, leaves a smoother, creamier ice cream.  If you are feeling particularly bold, pair your ice cream with a warm waffle, used as a cone, for a sweet and salty taste.

Sunny Daes: Fairfield

Sunny Daes is the place to go when you want a banana sundae with peanut butter sauce, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, a cherry on top… and a chocolate shake.

They have everything.  Period.  

Saugatuck sweets: Westport, Fairfield

If your sweet tooth is kicking in, make your way to Saugatuck Sweets because they will surely satisfy you.  Positioned on Riverside Avenue in Westport, is your new favorite ice cream shop.  They offer specialty ice cream made in New York, as well as an entire wall of candy that customers can mix and match themselves.  A candy store and an ice cream shop all in one, what else could sweet lovers ask for?

Arthusa Farm Dairy: New Haven

Since 2004, the farm in Litchfield Connecticut has been producing top cows and highest honors from the most prestigious dairy show.  The Arthusa Farm has been creating exceptional milk. On Chapel Street in New Haven is the highly loved and raved about ice cream shop Arthusa Farm Dairy.  All natural dairy goods are evident in this farm fresh high quality ice cream.


Timothy’s Ice Cream: Bridgeport

In Bridgeport sits the same small shop for decades named, “Timothy’s Ice Cream,” where all the ice cream is homemade.  Served with a small town feel, is the freshest ice cream around.  Keep in mind for your upcoming visit, they only accept cash or check. 

Sweet Ashley’s: Norwalk

If you are looking for a family owned and operated ice cream shop, this is the place to go!  Sweet Ashley’s provides you with only the freshest homemade ice cream.  They even offer special fall flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Cinnabon, Lemon Dream, and more.  Check out their Facebook page to find out whats new!

Dairy Queen: Fairfield

The King of quick ice cream.  Dairy Queen never fails to satisfy that immediate need of something sweet.  Whether it is a cone dipped in chocolate, a strawberry sundae, or a fudge stuffed cookie, Dairy Queen has it waiting just for you.  With locations all around the state, any of these beloved products are never unattainable.

Cold Stone Creamery: Fairfield

Cold Stone is an original innovator of ice cream everywhere.  With their distinct technique of mixing the ice cream, any combination becomes an instant success.  You can even order a cake for your birthday!

Dr. Mikes Ice Cream: Bethel

43 years ago, in 1975, Dr. Mikes opened its doors in Bethel with no idea of what was to come.  Today, Dr. Mike's is proud to still be serving all of its customers with the best homemade ice cream.  Apparently the flavor Chocolate Lace is to die for!

Scoops Ice Cream & Candy: Wilton

Scoops Old Fashioned Ice cream is a staple among residents in Wilton.  A small, personal business, Scoops knows what its customers want when it comes to ice cream.  The walls are lined with candy for you to take home along with your homemade ice cream.  Check our their facebook page for more!

Gofer Ice Cream: Wilton, Darien, Stamford

With both soft and hard ice cream, Gofer is for all types of ice cream lovers.  They even provide healthy options, essentially sugar free, for those watching what they eat.  Located in Wilton, the shop opened a year ago where it debuted 30 flavors for customers to choose from.  With two year-round locations in Stamford and Greenwich, you never have to be deprived of Gofer’s ice cream again. 

IL Bacio Ice Cream: Danbury

With all flavors homemade in store, it is clear why IL Bacio is so beloved.  They change their flavors often keeping customers interested by offering a variety of choices.  They even offer specialty flavors depending on the season, like pumpkin!

Rolling Moo: Fairfield

Freezing Moo offers the popular rolled up icecream often referred to as hibachi style icecream. Fresh ingredients, with fresh ice cream base, create the best ice cream in Fairfiled.


16 Handles: Fairfield

16 Handles Fairfield is located near the Post Office, Fairfield Public Library, Brick Walk and numerous restaurants. Stop into our convenient location along Post Road. Join in for delicious frozen yogurt, Ice Cream and Gelato. choose from 16 flavors or enjoy a Milk Shake or Smoothie! There is a large parking lot in the rear of the building.

Mr. Frosty's Ice Cream Shop: Norwalk

Mr. Frosty's is known for rich flavors, real ingredients, and a large assortment of toppings. It is a local shop in a small beach town. Enjoy locally made icecream, sundaes, shakes, cones, and more. 

Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato: New Canaan

Stop in for fresh made gelato daily! Out of a rotating
list of about 60, up to 22 flavors are available at a given time. Gelatissimo
also offers made-to-order crepes, filled with Nutella and topped with gelato,
fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce. 


1 Review
Southbury, CT
Saugatuck Sweets

Amazing ice cream and delicious candy! Great place to go with family or friends! Highly recommend!!!

October 2018

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26 May 2019

By Megan Mannion