There are many farms, restaurants and ice-cream parlors in the area to get your homemade ice cream fix. Here is a sampling:
A.C. Petersen Farms Restaurant: 240 Park Road, West Hartford, 860-233-8483
Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream: 473 Shetucket Tpke., Griswold, 860 376-4081
Offering more than 50 flavors and 15 seasonal flavors of ice cream made from local farm products. Waffle cones and whipped cream made each day on premises.
The Collins Creamery at Powder Hill Farm: 9 Powder Hill Road, Enfield, 860-749-8663
Choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream made with milk from the farm's own cows.
Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor: 1048 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 860-677-0118
Offers homemade ice cream made by one Massachusetts-based and two local distributors.
59'ers Restaurant: 984 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, 860-231-9390
Homemade ice cream from Ashley's in New Haven as well as soft serve and frozen yogurt.
J. Foster Ice Cream: 4 Bailey Road, Avon, 860-676-2663; 894 Hopmeadow Road, Simsbury, 860-651-1499
Offers innovative flavors of homemade ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, gelato and frozen yogurt made from local dairy products.
Kelly's Kone Konnection: 2538 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 203-287-0872
Makes its own homemade ice cream and hot fudge as well as sorbets, sherbets and seasonal flavors.
October Farms of Simsbury: 544 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, 860-651-5950
The retro-themed ice cream shop offers nearly two dozen flavors of homemade ice cream and yogurt.
Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe and Café : 34 Lyme St., Old Lyme, 860-434-6942
Quaint 100-year-old shop offering a daily rotating menu of homemade ice cream products.
Tulmeadow Dairy Farm: 255 Farms Village Road, West Simsbury, 860-658-1430
Sells farm-made ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and ice-cream cakes.
UConn Dairy Bar: 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Storrs, 860-486-2634
Variety of fresh ice cream products made with milk produced by the UConn cows.
— Christine Chiang, Special to The Courant