Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess
Dutchess County truly is a place that experiences all seasons, from those cold, snowy winters, to the hot, humid summers. As things heat up for the season one thing is for sure, people flock to their local ice cream shop to cool off. It’s time to share the wealth and fill in visitors on where the best spots are! Here’s our list of Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess:
1. Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville: Owned by a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, you know this place is going to be good. They only use Hudson Valley Fresh milk and pledge it goes from cow to cone in just 3 days! With fresh local ingredients and homemeade waffle cones, this spot has become a quick favorite among locals and out of towners alike.
2. Holy Cow, Red Hook: This ice cream shop is one locals have been flocking to for years. They’ve kept things old-school, and you can tell by the frequent long lines!
3. Joe’s Dairy Bar, Hopewell Junction: With its unassuming appearance, people may be likely to drive right by, but locals know the truth – look past the unpaved parking lot and chipping ice cream cone that tops this building, because their soft serve is no joke.
4. Fortunes Ice Cream, Tivoli: New to the scene, Fortunes is already winning over customers with its fresh, locally made ice cream. The flavors vary depending on what’s in season but some include strawberry, honey lavender and vegan chocolate. Take one drive through Tivoli and you can’t miss this colorful scoop shop!
5. Fudgy’s Ice Cream, Amenia: This busy little shop in Amenia is always a crowd pleaser. Attracting both locals and those passing through, this place gets rave reviews from all! If you’re ever on Route 22, you need to pull over and try this place.
6. Beacon Creamery, Beacon: Beacon has definitely undergone some transformation over the years, but this creamery has a remained a staple to local residents. From its brightly colored exterior to its classic flavors, this spot isn’t going anywhere!
7. Village Creamery, Wappingers Falls: Classic neighborhood ice cream stand, equipped with soft serve and specialty sundaes, cool off at the Village Creamery just off Main Street.
8. Utterly Delicious, Pleasant Valley: If you find yourself driving along US-44 this summer, keep your eyes peeled for this shop. With a large selection of flavors and a ‘bounce pillow’ in the back for kids, it's one that families love.
9. East Fishkill Provisions, Hopewell Junction: With over 24 soft serve flavors it’s no surprise this is a popular spot for families after a baseball game. Create your favorite concoction and then enjoy your sweet treat on their outdoor patio!
10. Ron’s Ice Cream, Beacon: This little yellow building sits just across from a neighborhood park, making it a convenient and popular spot on game days.