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Aug 23, 2008 10:16 AM

Montco or Bucks Local Ice Cream

Hi Everyone,

Looking for some recommendations for good local ice cream places. We've tried Longarce's (yummy) and Grida's in Richlandtown, but we're looking for some more...any suggestions?


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  1. Zwahlen's Ice Cream & Chocolate
    670 Shannondell Blvd.
    Audubon, PA 19403
    (610) 635-0115

    Merrymead Farm
    2222 S Valley Forge Rd
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    (610) 584-4410

    Freddy Hill Farm
    1440 Sumneytown Pike
    Lansdale PA, 19446

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    1. re: nevets

      Merrymead is my favorite of those three. Their Graham Slam ice cream really rings my bell. The milk from there is especially delicious as well.

      1. re: nevets

        Dunno about the Adubon place but Merrymead and Freddy Hill also have fresh picked corn right now as an added allure!

        1. re: nevets

          There was a writeup of Zwahlen's in the Inqy a couple years ago that was favorable and said that the owners got inspiration for their frozen custard from Ted Drewe's in St. Louis. I had to check it out and really enjoyed it. I'm particularly partial to the Cardinal Sin at TD's (vanilla custard, hot fudge & tart cheries), but alas & alack, they didn't have a similar one, so I tried one of their other sundaes. Definitely worth swinging by if you're in the area.

          1. re: JohnnyKBar

            There was a nice write up on the Holly Eats site, which made us go visit Zwahlen's. We really enjoyed it, very much reminded us of Midwestern Custard. It is different than most of the custard here in the east, which is rather bland and squirts out like Dairy Queen. It is richer when made well, a harder ice cream, and often flavored and is made fresh throughout the day. Theirs was very good, the hot fudge topping on my sundae was good, a bit sweeter than I'd prefer, but tasty and they sell it also. They also sell chocolate. Oh, I wish we lived closer! Worth a special trip on a quiet weekend, maybe in conjunction with another enjoyable activity in the area. But beware! It is closed Sundays-the first time we tried to try it we found out.

        2. I never realized that Shady Brook Farms in Newtown/Yardley makes their own hard ice cream and has a nice little place to sit outside and a walkup window.
          In the borough of Yardley is the Yardley Ice House. Excellent ices and some very inventive flavors.

          1. Try Rosenberger's on Forty Foot and Koffel Rds. in Hatfield. It's incredibly inexpensive too.

            1. Tanner Brothers Dairy
              1070 Hatboro Rd.

              I'm in LA now and thought I'd drop by and saw this post.
              How I miss eating ice cream by the fences and watching the cows graze!
              Goodnoe's is now gone. That use to be a treat.
              Good luck.
              Back to my traffic and smog!

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              1. re: SweetLisa

                Goodnoe's is gone???? The one in Newtown? Nooooooo!

                1. re: givemecarbs

                  Goodenoe's has been gone almost two years... they closed on Labor Day weekend in 2006. The whole restaurant has been knocked down and turned into a strip mall. One of the businesses that has sprung up there is a Newtown branch of the pizza restaurant Jule's Thin Crust, that is also in Doylestown.

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    I used to be the bus driver for a group senior ladies that went out to lunch every Saturday. We would go at least twice a year. They were very sad to see it go.

                    We also lost the Ice Cream Factory in Coopersburg. It's a bank now.

                  2. re: givemecarbs

                    Goodnoe's re-opened an ice cream only shop.

                2. There's a new ice cream place where Goodnoe's in Newtown used to be - I think it's called Sweet Pea. They make a really good toasted coconut ice cream.

                  There's also the Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown. And someone already mentioned Shady Brook Farm ice cream.

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                  1. re: SarahEats

                    Goodnoes is still around. Just drove by today. They are next door to the old Stockburger Chevrolet site.