13 Ice Cream Places You NEED to Try

Grab some napkins because it’s about to get gloriously messy! We’ve put together a list of our favorite ice cream shops around South Jersey that includes rolled ice cream, gelato, homemade custard, and so much more. Here are 12 ice cream places you NEED to try:


1. Alaura Kitchen & CandyPitman
Alaura Kitchen is Uptown Pitman’s destination for homemade ice cream, candy and fun food. Their menu includes delicious caramel, homemade ice cream (vegan options are available), frites, specialty hot dogs and grilled cheeses, fried pickles, and cheese curds.

(Photo Credit: Alaura’s Kitchen)


2. Anthony’s Homemade Water Ice & Ice Cream, Runnemede
Anthony’s Homemade Water Ice and Ice Cream has over 30 flavors of soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt. You can also pre-order gelati cakes and cupcakes! Pro tip: In the fall, Anthony’s has the most amazing hand-dipped pumpkin ice cream, especially when you get graham crackers on top!


3. Arctic Freeze Creamery, Collingswood
Arctic Freeze Creamery has delicious rolled ice cream! The ice cream base is 100% free of artificial flavors and coloring, plus you can choose a wide variety of toppings. In addition to rolled ice cream, they also sell smoothies, milkshakes, and espresso. They even have special treats for your furry friends served in an all-natural dog bowl!

(Photo Credit: Arctic Freeze Creamery)


4. Cream Valley Custard, Woodstown
Cream Valley Custard has ice cream, frozen yogurt, shakes, sundaes, and floats along with an assortment of hot and cold sandwiches, tortilla wraps, and appetizers. A crowd favorite is the orange creamsicle custard.

(Photo Credit: Cream Valley Custard)


5. Dippy’s Ice Cream, Mantua
This old-timey ice cream shop is celebrating their 37th season! Dippy’s offers homemade ice cream and fresh baked waffle cones, as well as custard, shakes, and sundaes!


6. Gelato Dolceria, Haddonfield
Gelato Dolceria has fresh gelato that is made and imported directly from Italy. You can also grab an authentic Italian espresso and homemade pastry while you are there.

(Photo Credit: Gelato Dolceria)


7. Hudock’s Frozen Custard Stand, Salem
This year marks Hudock’s  51st year of being in business. They’re not only known for their tasty frozen treats, but also their foot-long hot dogs and belly busters. What’s a belly buster? A half pound of beef, topped with lettuce, tomato, onions and cheese on a bun.


8. Latteria, Swedesboro
Latteria is committed to bringing you the highest quality homemade ice cream possible. They stock their creamery each day with 30 flavors and have an extensive recipe book of over 200 flavors that continues to grow. They are constantly experimenting with new creations to ensure that that no two trips to Latteria will ever be the same!


9. Maple Shade Custard Stand, Maple Shade
This old-school ice cream shack has a variety of tasty frozen treats from sundaes and milkshakes to gelatis and sherbert. Best of all – it’s open all year round!

(Photo Credit: NJ.com)


10. Pennsville Custard Stand, Pennsville
This family owned and operated ice cream shop has been in existence since 1952. Pennsville Custard Stand offers soft and hard ice creams, frozen yogurt, water ice, and small batches of homemade ice cream.


11. Sap’s Produce & Custard Shack, Blackwood
Proudly serving South Jersey since 1982, Sap’s is separated into two sections: Produce and Custard. The Produce Shack consists of salads, party trays, and baked goods, while the Custard Shack has all of your favorite frozen treats including soft serve, hand dipped, flavor bursts, yum yum, sundaes, milkshakes, and so much more!


12. Vincent’s Homemade Ice Cream, Mount Holly
At Vincent’s, all of their ice cream and water ice is homemade. They’re always experimenting with new flavors, which is how they have discovered flavors like Coconut Almond Joy, Caramel Sea Salt Truffle, and Bada Bing Cherry.  They also have a new shop in Bordentown on Farnsworth Ave.

(Photo Credit: Visit South Jersey)


13. White Dotte Dairy Bar & GrillSouthampton
Since 1952, White Dotte Dairy Bar and Grill has been serving up delicious homemade soft serve ice cream and food. Stop by for some ice cream nachos (pictured below), shakes, hot dogs, cheesesteaks, hamburgers and more!

(Photo Credit: White Dotte Dairy Bar & Grill)