Top 15 Ice Cream Shops in NJ (voted on by our #NJMOM readers)


July 16th is National Ice Cream Day and we’re celebrating by learning which ice cream shops, sundaes and flavors our #NJMOM readers love most. From rolled ice cream at Freezing Point in Lyndhurst or Angels in Hoboken, vegan treats of Cookman Creamery in Asbury Park to waffles with ice cream at Bbang Goom Teo Bakery & Coffee in Palisades Park, or creamy goodness of Halo Farms in Lawrenceville, New Jersey’s diverse ice cream options makes our culture (and our desserts) so sweet. Take your little ones to explore each of these 15 ice cream shops in New Jersey that can satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Here are the 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in NJ (via our #NJMOM readers):

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

1. Applegate Farm Ice Cream

Ice cream was made for hot days like today. PC: @creepbones

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I love sitting outside at Applegate Farm Ice Cream in Montclair with a black raspberry chocolate chip with chocolate sprinkles in a cone. It’s a childhood favorite and a place I still love to bring my kids. – Alison Ward

Applegate Farm Ice Cream
616 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07043

2. Magic Fountain

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This family favorite is known for delicious flavors, classic ice-cream parlor feel, and affordable sweets. Their Magic Blends are a unique, creamy drinkable ice cream, akin to Dairy Queen’s Blizzards. Although Magic Fountain is closed in the winter, that just makes these summertime visits that much sweeter.
Magic Fountain
498 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

3. Nasto’s Ice Cream Co.

Nasto’s in Newark is incredible! It’s a family-owned, third-generation, homemade ice cream shop that makes their ice cream right in the back. My favorite flavors include cannoli and sweet corn. – Cyd Katz Seidel

Nastos Ice Cream Co.
236 Jefferson St, Newark, NJ 07105

4. Halo Farms

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With light and airy flavors like peach, chocolate with cherries, and strawberry heath bar, it’s hard to pick just one of these healthy ice cream options. Lucky for us, you don’t have to; buy two pints and get the third for free. Stop by Halo Pub Princeton or Halo Pub Hamilton for the same great ice cream flavors served in individualized portions.
Halo Farms
970 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ 08648

5. The Bent Spoon

The most refreshing ice cream in New Jersey can be found right in the heart of Princeton. The warm atmosphere of this rustic-style parlor invites families in to try an ice cream sandwich or classic cone. Using clean, innovative, and sometimes even “boozy” ingredients, The Bent Spoon is the perfect stop for any Princeton University students and little ice cream-lovers alike. Don’t leave town without trying the green tea ice cream!
The Bent Spoon
35 Palmer Square W, Princeton, NJ 08542

6. Bbang Goom Teo Bakery & Coffee

Waffles, ice cream, shaved ice and fruit 😍❤️

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If you want to step out of your comfort zone and into a whole new type of ice cream experience, Bbang Goom Teo is the perfect place for you. This Korean bakery specializes in waffles and ice cream mixed with fruits, chocolate, whipped cream, and everything in between. Still feeing hungry? Order a bowl of Bingsoo, which is traditional, Korean shaved iced. These monstrous portions are great for a hungry family or an extra-super hungry child.
Bbang Goom Teo Bakery & Coffee
7 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650

7. Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream

Everything at Cliff’s is so good, but you need to experience the Skyscraper. – Michelle Marques Oliveira

Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream
1475 US-46, Ledgewood, NJ 07852

8. Cookman Creamery

There is truly nothing better. The flavors rock and you can go vegan! – Bridget Marie Riepl

Cookman Creamery
711 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

9. Jersey Freeze

The best ice cream has got to be Jersey Freeze in Freehold. Best soft serve around! – Rich Wolle

Jersey Freeze
120 Manalapan Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

10. Freezing Point

Repost: open until 10pm

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This next ice cream parlor is definitely a twist. Freezing Point is bringing one of the nation’s most popular ice cream trends to New Jersey. “Rolled Ice Cream” is flavored milk poured onto a sheet of freezing cold metal. A few minutes later, you’ll have a unique frozen treat worthy of any foodie’s Instagram. Take a seat on their couches and scribble your signature on their blackboard wall while you enjoy your treat. The atmosphere of this ice cream parlor is part of what makes it so unique.
Freezing Point
525 Riverside Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

11. Bischoff’s Ice Cream & Candy

Enjoy a blast from the past at this 50’s themed ice cream parlor. At almost 90 years old, Bischoff’s is a part of Teaneck’s history and a family tradition, generation after generation. Complete with a candy counter and unique flavors for every mood, including our favorites –  Pineapple and Pumpkin Fudge. Yum!
Bischoff’s Ice Cream & Candy
468 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666

12. Gelotti Ice Cream

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My favorite ice cream spot in New Jersey has to be Gelotti Ice Cream in Paterson. They serve ice cream, Italian ice, gelato, and yogurt, which are all amazing! My favorites are cherry and lemon Italian ice and banana split. -Diana Marie Robles

Gelotti Ice Cream
2 Union Ave, Paterson, NJ 07502

13. Torico Ice Cream

They even offer free tastes! So taste everything until you find something you like. Yummmm. – @deuce671

Torico Ice Cream
20 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

14. Denville Dairy

Getting our ice cream on…again. 🍦🍦🍦

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My personal fave is vanilla peanut butter, but with 120 homemade flavors, there’s a crazy amount of unique seasonal flavors to choose from. Coffee Ralph with cookie crumbs, almonds, and marshmallow…hello! Take a number – it’s like being at a busy deli.” – Maria Avila

Denville Dairy
34 Broadway # A, Denville, NJ 07834

15. Ice Cream Charlie’s

Famous for their “rotating” specialty flavors, regular customers check the Ice Cream Charlie’s Facebook page daily to see the exciting, new flavors of the week. Our favorites are Frozen Hot Chocolate (made with Swiss Miss), Rice Krispy Treat, and Witches Brew (pumpkin ice cream with fudge and Oreos.)
Ice Cream Charlie’s
200 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

About Author

While studying Journalism and Professional Writing at The College of New Jersey, Julia has mastered numerous skills, including sleeping with her eyes open and using NJTransit. She loves going to Jack Baker's Wharfside in Point Pleasant with her family and going to Cuban Pete’s in Montclair with her friends. She also plays badminton with her little sister, Sarah, in her nonexistent free time. When Julia is not at Ice Cream Charlie’s, you can probably find her listening to The 1975 or watching Disney movies.

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