Instagrammable Connecticut: Ice Cream Experiences Last Updated: August 2020
Why just have ice cream, when you can have an insta-worthy ice cream experience? Whether it’s served in an unusual setting, or flash-frozen right in front of you, or it’s an over-the-top work of art—Connecticut is full of innovative twists on this classic treat. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re sharing posts featuring Connecticut’s photogenic adventures. So go make the most of summer in Connecticut and tag your posts with #CTvisit!
As a reminder, be sure to check each businesses’ website for new safety guidelines and hours before venturing out.
Milkcraft in Fairfield, CT
With freshly baked donuts, a handful of fun flavors made from scratch, and a hint of Liquid Nitrogen - you can’t go wrong with a trip to Milkcraft.
“I absolutely love the unique flavors and combinations you can find at Milkcraft, and the creemeebun is such a fun idea. Where else can you enjoy homemade ice cream sandwiched between two glazed donuts. Yum!” - @neseafoodie.
We-Li-Kit Ice Cream in Pomfret, CT
Around for more than 25 years, We-Li-Kit Farm’s Ice Cream Stand is open from April until the last weekend in October, and lets you enjoy seasonal flavors like Orange Pineapple and Margarita Madness next to some friendly farm animals.
“I’ve been going to We-Li-Kit for years. The waffle cones made right in front of you are amazing! They also always have an assortment of animals to hang with while you eat.” – Sara.
Old Wethersfield Country Store featuring Grassroots Ice Cream from Granby, CT
Grassroots Ice Cream serves 36 different flavors and are always inventing new ones, like Boysenberry Jasmine, Lemon Raspberry Braid, and Rosemary Cashew Caramel. While the original location is in Granby, the Old Wethersfield Country Store in Wethersfield will serve you a scoop or two.
“You can tell they spend quality time crafting the ice cream. This flavor was goat cheese and blackberry. The goat cheese made it even creamier and gave it that amazing goat-cheesy tang…brilliant idea!” - @howaboutlunch.
Sugar Factory at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT
At Sugar Factory, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with its wide array of outrageous shakes, sundaes and more.
Rolling Moo in Fairfield, CT
A great spot for rolled ice cream,Rolling Moo takes the ice cream game up a notch by serving it to you in a waffle cone taco shell.
“The process to create it – on a cold grill – is fascinating, and they make it right in front of you. We love tacos so to have an ice cream in a taco-like wafer is next level!” - @fairfieldhamlethub.
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream in Mystic, CT
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream makes all of their flavors from scratch, always being careful not to add too much air so that the ice cream is rich, creamy and bursting with flavor.
“We had an overall great experience there and in the town. What we liked the most was the views from the bridge and the unique flavors. We even got to watch a boat pass under the bridge while we were there!” – @eastcoast_icecream.
Scoops & Sprinkles in Rocky Hill, CT
Besides traditional cups and cones, Scoops & Sprinkles whips up something never-before-seen in Connecticut – waffle cone nachos!
“Inspiration for the waffle nachos came from making a custom ice cream cake for a customer who wanted crushed waffle cones on it. They are now on our menu and completely customizable!” – @scoopsandsprinkles.
Capital Ice Cream in Hartford, CT
Known as “The Happy Place in Hartford,” Capital Ice Cream serves a variety of fun and customizable creations in the form of sundaes, milkshakes and more.
“I chose ‘The Force’ right off the menu but customized it with coffee ice cream. I’ve traveled all over the state and sampled a ton of shops, but this was creative yet simple and satisfying. I would go back again for sure!” – Taylor K.
Icy Rolls in Granby, CT
Press your face against the glass and watch as your choice of ice cream flavor is flattened, churned and rolled to perfection at Icy Rolls.
Kloters Ice Cream, Ellington
“We heard great things about Kloter Farms and decided to try it. My favorite flavor is the chocolate avalanche (chocolate peanut butter swirl) in a homemade waffle cone!” - Christina L.
Ferris Acres Creamery, Newtown
“I visited Ferris Acres because I heard it was the best ice cream in CT. I love how it’s truly farm fresh local ice cream. In this photo, I was trying their seasonal pumpkin cookies and cream with some caramel on top.” – Ashley S.