From Vanilla—America’s favorite according to the International Dairy Foods Association—to Olive Oil (yes, really!), there’s no flavor of ice cream you can’t find in New Jersey. Here are five spots for the creamy, frozen treat in Hudson County.
Torico Homemade Ice Cream, 20 Erie St., Jersey City. With a tagline of “Serving happiness since 1968,” you know you’re getting something special. Offering more than 65 flavors (try avocado!), owners Pura and Peter Berrios say they have a flavor for everyone and we believe them. Online reviews stress it’s well worth the wait if there’s a line. They also do cakes—wedding cakes, too!
Milk Sugar Love, 394 Palisade Ave., Jersey City. Chef and owner Emma Taylor is committed to sustainability, local sourcing and handcrafting at her small-batch ice cream shop. Flavors come and go with new ones being created every week. Try Bacon Breakfast or Earl Gray for something new.
Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes, 312 Central Ave., Jersey City. Online ice cream snobs swear Angel’s does not disappoint. Enjoy the handcrafted ice creams and crepes together or separately. With 8 different vanilla flavors on the menu, America’s favorite is well-represented.
Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co, 150 Bay St., Jersey City and 153 1st St., Hoboken. Small-batch gelatos made from scratch are a specialty here, as the name suggests. It may not technically be ice cream, but Bucket & Bay comes up a winner on several online sites for frozen treats. Outdoor seating and rotating flavors make this a hotspot. Check out the gelato-making classes.
Downtown Yogurt, 126 Newark Ave., Jersey City. Go ahead, tell yourself it’s a healthier treat—it’s still delicious! Floats, smoothies, sorbet and of course frozen yogurt are the stars here. Flavors come and go but you’ll always get the basics along with the more unique. And don’t forget the frozen-yogurt-dipped dog treats!
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