Food & Wine’s best New Jersey ice cream place, as well as yours
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! Remember singing that as a kid when the ice cream truck would roll down your street? To this day I get a craving when I hear the Mister Softee theme.
My friend Uncle Floyd claims to have written the words for that classic song. They go like this: "Stop stop stop!"
Like pizza, the best ice cream is in New Jersey and on a hot summer night nothing takes the edge off like a trip to one of the places that can turn any day into Sundae.
One of those places ,"The Bent Spoon" in Princeton, was named the best by Food & Wine. Here's what they say about the ice creamery named after the scene in the Matrix where a child bends a spoon with her mind.
"Gabrielle Carbone and Matt Errico had their work cut out of them when they launched The Bent Spoon in Princeton over a decade ago. The ace up their sleeve — flavors, lots of them, and very unique ones ... Garam masala, cardamom ginger, avocado lemon ... every single one worth a try."
So where else can you get great ice cream in New Jersey? Try these places:
Thomas Thomi Hawk Hickey
Jerseyfreeze in Freehold
Gil & Berts (Cranbury NJ)
Lori Ann Rack
Dippys here in Mantua NJ
Colonia Dairy Maid. Colonia
Alexander Ligma Kahk Edge Sr.
Umms Ice cream
Jeffreeze in West Creek.
Royale Crown, Hammonton
Magnifico’s in East Brunswick.
Jeri Fitzgeorge LaMothe
TKs Ice cream
Mary Nicholson Rogers
Maple Shade custard stand
Kohr Brothers in Cape May
Duffers in wildwood! Best ice cream on the planet!
Hoffman’s in point pleasant
Polar Club Whitehouse Station
Chris Corona Moses
Hassles in North Wildwood. Best homemade Waffles and Ice Cream.
Halo Farm in Lawrenceville. When I went to school at Trenton State, I would go there and buy several pints to take back to the dorms to get me through each week
Tooties in New Egypt.
Kevin D. Hill
White Dotte - been around since 1952. Many childhood memories starting from the 1960’s. I remember the excitement of seeing the green neon lights around the building as we approached. The humming of the fan waiting to order ice cream. And the slamming of the old screen door that, after all these years, was replaced. Still great ice cream.
Torico’s in Jersey City.
Jane Marks Biunno
Mrs. Walker’s ice cream they are three locations one in Lacey, one in Toms River and one in Bricktown
Patti Eberhardt Sharpless
Days ice cream. Ocean Grove.
Beanies, Morristown, NJ 07960
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise. Any opinions expressed are Steve's own. Steve Trevelise is on New Jersey 101.5 Monday-Thursday from 7pm-11pm. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.