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Indulge in Sweet Delights: The Top Ice Cream Shops in Central CT

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Ice Cream Treats in Central CT

Craving a frozen treat to beat the summer heat? Look no further than Central CT, where you’ll find a delightful array of ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth. From handmade ice cream to refreshing Italian ice, these local gems offer a variety of flavors and unique experiences. Join us as we take a virtual tour of the top ice cream shops in the area and discover the frozen wonders they have in store for you.

Rich Farm Ice Cream

Located in Bristol, Rich Farm Ice Cream is a must-visit spot for all ice cream enthusiasts. With its expanded parking lot, more visitors can now enjoy the handcrafted goodness at this beloved establishment. Indulge in their famous Toasted Almond flavor or treat yourself to the delectable apple fritter sundae, available seasonally. Rich Farm Ice Cream is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

Location: 409 Hill St Bristol CT 06010

Hours: Open Daily 12PM – 8PM

Pralines of Plainville

I always have the hardest time choosing a flavor at Pralines because everything sounds and looks amazing! My go to lately is a flavor called the Beez Kneez. Get yourself a scoop, you will be delighted!

Prepare your taste buds for a delightful adventure at Pralines in Plainville. This charming ice cream shop boasts a tantalizing selection of 70 flavors that will leave you spoiled for choice. Whether you prefer classics like chocolate or vanilla or seek something more adventurous like espresso ripple bean or Connecticut Summer, Pralines has got you covered. Don’t forget to explore their range of ice cream cakes made with your favorite flavors. And for those with furry friends, they even offer ice cream treats for dogs!

Location: 107 New Britain Ave Plainville CT 06062

Hours: Open Daily 12PM – 9PM

Rita's of Farmington

While not your traditional ice cream shop, Rita’s in Farmington is a hidden gem that demands attention. Specializing in Italian ice and custard, this place offers a refreshing twist to the frozen treat experience. Don’t miss out on their signature Gelati, which combines the best of both worlds. With a creamy layer of custard on top of a fruity Italian ice base, it’s a delightful concoction that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Treat yourself to this unique blend of flavors and savor the cool sensation.

Location: 358 Scott Swamp Rd Farmington CT 06032

Hours: 12pm -9pm

The Frozen Gnome

Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough and Toasted Coconut might be at the opposite ends of the spectrum but they are my two favorite flavors when I visit The Frozen Gnome!

The Frozen Gnome, located in Burlington, is a charming ice cream shop that not only offers homemade frozen delights but also provides a picturesque setting. You’ll find yourself surrounded by the tranquility of a natural pond, where ducks casually roam about. Enjoy the serene ambiance as you indulge in their delectable ice cream flavors, created with love and care. A visit to Frozen Gnome promises both a culinary and visual feast.

Location: 511 Spielman Hwy Burlington, CT 06013

Hours: Monday-Thursday Closed, Friday 4PM -9PM, Saturday 12PM-9PM, Sunday 12PM -8PM


Nichole Morrell

Nichole Morrell

Hey Central CT! I'm Nichole Morrell, a REALTOR at Turning Point Realty, LLC and a Bristol, CT native and current resident. I have a lot of knowledge about this amazing community and the surrounding towns and cities so if you live in the Central CT area or are thinking of moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with me on the latest Events, Restaurants, Outdoor Activities, Real Estate trends and more!
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