17 Ice Cream Spots Now Open for the Season
Order your fav ice cream flavor and pick up a pint to-go.
With warm weather and sunshine comes ice cream sundaes. While COVID-19 may have put some restrictions on the annual opening day for many of our favorite sweet treat spots, there are plenty of local ice cream shops who are now opening their doors for the summer season (to-go, of course).
Brickley’s Homemade Ice Cream
Their black raspberry ice cream has everything you want in a frozen treat: The flavor is sweet and fruity, the base rich and creamy and the hint of summer berries delivers a balanced yet delightful flavor. Online ordering is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and curbside pickup is open from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Narragansett location is still closed. 322 Main St., Wakefield, 789-1784, brickleys.com
Clementine’s Homemade Ice Cream
The sweet but restrained, smooth and buttery finish in the Butter Brickle ice cream complements subtle notes of pecan, while small butter candies add a dense crunch to each bite. Place your order online and pickup curbside. Telephone orders and walk-up window orders are not accepted at this time. 250 Main St., East Greenwich, 234-9742; 62 Wave Ave., Middletown, 324-5840, clementineseg.com
With an extensive (and we do mean extensive) list of more than 250 soft serve flavors, it is no surprise that Eskimo King is the place where ice cream rules. From butterscotch honey almond to black licorice, white chocolate cranberry truffle, peanut butter and jelly and everything else in between, this road-side stand has every taste bud covered. Please wear a mask and stand on markings which are six-feet apart to maintain social distancing. 29 Market St., Swansea, Mass., 508-379-0202, eskimoking.com
Grays Ice Cream
Their cherry vanilla ice cream is a pink hue and is bedecked with bits of maraschino cherries buried within. This ice cream flavor boasts a crisp and fruity hint of cherry. Call ahead and order a pint, quart, frappe, ice cream soda or soda float and pick it up at the general store entrance. The Bristol location is still closed for now. 16 East Rd., Tiverton, 624-4500, graysicecream.com
Green Line Apothecary
The stools may be empty, but you can still order an orange cream float or lime Rickey from the soda fountain. The pharmacy and soda fountain are open for walk-in and curbside service. Or, get a shake delivered to your door through Doordash. 203 Main St., Wakefield, 307-2555; 905 North Main St., Providence, 633-8100, greenlineapothecary.com
The Ice Cream Barn
This “cow to cone” sweet treat is made with the milk that comes from the cows on the farm. Our favorite? Chocolate brownie Oreo. It’s a chocolate lover’s paradise. Purchase pints and quarts online for no contact pickup. To place an order, you will need to reserve a pickup time. Reservations are open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. 289 Locust St., Swansea, Mass., 508-567-6278, theicecreambarn.com
Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House
The Iggy’s Doughboy Sundae single-serving features three scoops of your favorite flavors, two servings of cinnamon sugar fried dough and other toppings like whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. Go big or go home with the colossal portion size of eight scoops of ice cream and four doughboys, plus toppings. Open for takeout, online and phone orders only. The dining rooms are closed. Iggy’s Doughboys, Chowder House and Creamery, 885 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, 737-9459, iggyscreamery.com
The Inside Scoop
Call the shop for pre-packed half-gallon, pints or quarts. All sixty-four flavors are available, or choose from a variety of cakes and parfaits. Head to the window to order or call in advance, prepay with a credit card and the shop will run your ice cream out to you. 30 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown, 294-0091, theinsidescoopri.com
Like No Udder
Mint chocolate chip is like an Andes mint melting in your mouth, and the delicious creaminess from the cashew base won’t leave you missing the dairy at this vegan ice cream shop. It tastes like a swish of fresh mint fluoride, but in an udderly delicious way. 170 Ives St., Providence, 228-3880, like-no-udder.com
Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough is everything a peanut butter lover has ever wanted: The vanilla-based peanut butter ice cream combined with peanut butter caramel sauce and peanut butter cookie dough provides a rich and sumptuous, sweet and salty taste. It’s like eating a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when approaching the walk-up window. The creamery is only accepting credit cards at this time. 276 Front St., Lincoln, 724-1050, lincolncreamery.com
Nana’s Ice Cream
Try a variety of ice cream flavors and pick toppings from the candy bar including rainbow sprinkles to chocolate pretzel poppers. You can choose from more than fifty toppings at Nana’s Ice Cream. Go ahead: Have it your way and enjoy it, too. Call Dianne at 401-500-1900, for your take out order. Please wear a mask when getting your ice cream. 28A Pier Market Place, Narragansett, 500-1900, nanasgelato.com
Get a taste of artisanal gelato with the authentic flavors of Italy. Gelato cakes include pistachio gelato and limoncello topped with fresh forest berries including strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, and is sprinkled with chopped pistachios. Celebrate a special occasion or have a slice just because. We’re not judging. Or, Call ahead order a pint, quart or cup of gelato to go and they will bring it to your car. 31 High St., Westerly, 348-8586, pompelmogelateria.com
Sundaes Ice Cream
Tap into your soft [serve] side, pick your favorite flavor and pair it with a serving of moist pound cake slices, sweet strawberries, fluffs of whipped cream and a cherry on top. The result? A strawberry pound cake soft serve sundae that will have you savoring every bite. Please wear a mask and send only one person from your family to the window to order ice cream. 775 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, 942-8150; 95 Greenville Ave., Johnston, 233-9100; 259 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, Mass., 508-336-5584, sundaesicecreamshop.com
Three Sister’s Homemade Ice Cream
Brownies, cookies and blondies, oh my! Get baked with your grandma’s favorite treats straight from the oven studded throughout vanilla ice cream in large, delectable chunks. It’s like heaven on Earth but in your mouth. Order online through GrubHub or sidewalk pickup through the takeout window. 1074 Hope St., Providence, 273-7230, threesistersri.com
Tricycle Ice Cream
Cookies and ice cream are married in not-so-typical combinations like sweet Callebaut chocolate ice cream packed between a salty pretzel and shortbread cookie sandwich. To share with a friend (or not): Opt for a Tricycle Ice Cream taco, a tasty flavor nestled in a waffle cone shell, or one of many Instagram-worthy specialties including ice cream drumsticks, sorbet push pops and more. Order in advance online and pick up. 70 Battey St., Providence, 741-3549, tricycleicecream.com
Warwick Ice Cream
Warwick Ice Cream offers a variety of flavors for every taste bud:
Del’s Lemon: What every Rhode Islander dreams of: a lemon ice cream made from white mix and infused with natural lemon zest extract.
Moonstone Beach Vanilla: Locally sourced dairy from farms in New England, finished off with Bourbon vanilla extract.
Coffee Milk N’ Cookies: Traditional coffee milk ice cream embedded with cookie chunks.
Blizzard of ’78: Whole roasted almonds and chocolate pieces buried in coconut ice cream to commemorate the iconic blizzard of 1978.
Every Child Every Day: All-natural chocolate ice cream with toffee crunch and caramel swirl. Part of the proceeds from every pint sold support the kiddos in partnership with Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Purchase a pint from your local supermarket… practice social distancing and wear a mask! warwickicecreamco.com
Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery
Compost Cream, mush of the leftover crispy bits from housemade magic bars, Congo bars and pecan diamonds are mixed in vanilla ice cream with chocolate ganache swirls. It’s a nutty, caramel and coconut mashup with a savory, sweet taste. We’re drooling. Place your order for ice cream quarts online for a no contact curbside pickup. Wright’s retro vintage ice cream trailer is opening on May 20. 200 Woonsocket Hill Rd., North Smithfield, 767-3014, wrightsdairyfarm.com
Make Your Own Root Beer Float
Create these two recipes from the comfort of your own home.
For the kids
Ingredients: Mug (preferably chilled from the freezer)
12 ounces of Yacht Club Root Beer soda
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
Fill the chilled mug about three quarters of the way
to the top with the Yacht Club Root Beer soda. Plop in a scoop
of vanilla ice cream and enjoy.
For the adults twenty-one and older
Ingredients: 6-8 ounces of Yacht Club Root Beer soda
1 ounce of Sons of Liberty Spirits Company Single Barrel Bourbon
1–2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Combine the Yacht Club Root Beer soda and Sons of Liberty Spirits Company Single Barrel Bourbon into a chilled mug.
Top with vanilla ice cream
Yacht Club Bottling Works, 2239 Mineral Spring Ave., Centredale, 231-9290, yachtclubbottlingworks.com; Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Company, 1425 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, 284-4006, solspirits.com