Is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer's night? I don't think so. Here are picks from our New Jersey Family Facebook page for the best places to grab some homemade ice cream in New Jersey. I plan to personally test all these places before the end of the month, July is National Ice Cream Month after all.
After Char-Broil & Ice Cream: 195 US Highway 206, Flanders, NJ; 973-584-6564
Alstede Farms: 84 Route 513 (Old Route 24), Chester, NJ; 908-879-7189
Applegate Farm Ice Cream: Locations include Freehold, East Hanover, Hoboken, Nutley, Summit, Clifton, and North Arlington, but the original is in Upper Montclair, 616 Groove Street; 973-744-5900
Baumgart's Cafe: Locations in Livingston, Englewood, Edgewater, and Ridgewood
The Bent Spoon: 35 Palmer Square W., Princeton, NJ; 609-924-2368
Cliff's Homemade Ice Cream: 1475 Route 46, Ledgewood, NJ; 973-584-1665
Denville Dairy: 34A Broadway, Denville, NJ; 973-627-4214
Gabriella's Homemade Ice Cream: 231 Main St., Chatham, NJ; 973-665-9000
Gabriel's Fountain: 1948 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, NJ; 732-469-5800
Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery: 1063 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ; 973-338-7091
Mark's Homemade Ice Cream Delights: 8205 Bergenline Ave., North Bergen, NJ; 201-861-5099
Mrs. Walker's Famous Homemade Ice Cream Parlour: 132 S. Main St., Forked River, NJ; 609-693-9500. Additional locations also at Tom's River, Lakehurst, Beachwood and Manahawkin
Nasto's Olde World Desserts: 236 Jefferson, Newark, NJ; 973-589-4319. This place is a personal favorite of Newark Mayor Cory Booker!
South Street Creamery and Cafe: 146 South St., Morristown, NJ; 973-267-8887
Taylor's Ice Cream Parlor: 18 Main St., Chester, NJ; 908-879-5363
Van Dyke Ice Cream: 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, NJ; 201-444-1429. Note, this gem is in a residential neighborhood and is easy to overlook (which you don't want to do).
Vanilla Bean Creamery: 22 North Ave, W., Cranford, NJ; 908-272-3000
Zita's Homemade Ice Cream: 1790 Springfield Dr., New Providence 908-464-1511
Did we miss your favorite homemade ice cream place? Please share below so I can add it to my tasting tour!