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The Scoop: Van Dyk’s Ice Cream In Ridgewood Opens For Season

An after-school treat: Enjoying ice cream in front of Van Dyk's in Ridgewood Monday are, from the left, Silvia Robazza, Jen Schretter, Lauren McCandless and Chloe McCandless, all of Ridgewood. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Van Dyk's Ice Cream Owner Corinna Kotrokois is back in business for the season on Ackerman Avenue in Ridgewood. She holds a chocolate chip mint ice cream, the third most popular the shop sells. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Griffin Grace of Wyckoff dives into a black raspberry chocolate chip cone. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Van Dyk's Ice Cream in Ridgewood opened its door for the season Saturday. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Despite freezing temperatures, ice cream season officially began Saturday when the legendary Van Dyk’s in Ridgewood opens its doors.

On Monday, kids of all ages already were stopping at the homemade ice cream shop for a scoop.

“Right now we have everybody’s favorite flavors until the season kicks in a little bit more,” said Owner Corinna Kotrokois.

“We’ll have a few new flavors when summer kicks in and we have all of our freezers running.”

Already, people have come in looking for Van Dyk’s peppermint stick ice cream.

It’s still too early for that, Kotrokois said.

Van Dyk’s is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, according to its Facebook page.

It’s located at 145 Ackerman Ave.

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