Now that the weather is getting warmer and summer is just about a month away, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: ice cream!
If you live in or around NEPA, you’re incredibly lucky to have an abundance of local ice cream shops to choose from. Whether you’re feeling soft-serve, a milkshake, or hand-dipped ice cream, you’ve got options galore! Here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in Luzerne County.
What’s the scoop? Make sure you check out these ice cream hotspots for some cool treats!
Ballyhoo in West Pittston is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, dime store, and candy shop serving up some pretty sweet treats since 2012.
Besides wholesale dairy distribution, Blue Ribbon’s old-fashioned ice cream parlor offers more than 60 flavors of fresh, premium ice cream, soft serve, and frozen yogurt, as well as a full menu of sundaes and specialty items.
The Creamery at Michael Mootz Candies offers a wide selection of hand dipped and soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, sundaes, and more. You can even get some of their delicious chocolates as ice cream toppings!
244 South River Street Plains, PA
Curly Creme is a full-service ice-cream shop with tons of delicious flavors and options to choose from, including super creamy soft-serve and sundaes.
90 S Main St Rear Wilkes-Barre, PA
Besides traditional ice cream, shakes, and Italian ice, Diamond City Dairy also offers vegan ice cream and smoothies for anyone avoiding dairy in their frozen treats! They also serve other options, including hot dogs and nachos.
214 w Tioga St Tunkhannock, PA
Stop by The Freez and treat yourself to their over 30 flavors of soft serve ice cream, as well as burgers, foot-long hot dogs, fries, and more.
2285 Memorial Hwy Dallas, PA
The Frozen Cow in Dallas offers soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes in a variety of flavors and with lots of toppings to choose from!
1071 State Route 940 Hazleton, PA
Goodfellas Ice Cream Shoppe in Hazelton serves over 50 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream and yogurt, soft serve, flavor burst, sundaes, milkshakes, malts, and banana splits, as well as Italian Ice, Gelattis, Smoothies, and Slushies. You can even get your ice cream served in your favorite Major League Baseball helmet!
Among the many other local goods you’ll find at Hillside, their delicious, homemade ice cream is a special treat. Enjoy both hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, and more!
80 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd Wilkes-Barre, PA
Malacari’s is still serving up ice cream at their old location (the produce and deli store is now located at 160 Mundy Street). Here you can find quality soft serve, hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream, and a variety of sundaes.
63 Mill St Nanticoke, PA
Maureen’s offers soft-serve ice cream, hard ice cream, hard yogurt, sundaes, and a variety of food options, as well, including burgers, hot dogs, fries, hoagies, and pierogies.
15 S. Mountain Blvd, Mountain Top, PA
Mountain Freeze in Mountain Top serves over 50 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream and yogurt, soft serve, flavor burst, sundaes, milkshakes, and banana splits, as well as Italian Ice, Gelattis, Smoothies, and Slushies.
1303 St John’s Rd Drums, PA
Sleepy Hollow Ice Cream has over 25 different flavors of Leiby’s hard and soft-serve ice cream, in addition to shakes, flurries, and even doggie sundaes.
750 Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre’s Snack Shack serves a fariety of fast foods and ice cream treats, including 50 flavors of soft serve and hard ice creams, a variety of frozen yogurt, shakes, floats, funnel cakes, hot dogs, and rice pudding.
1306 N River St Plains, PA
Besides a full variety of soft ice cream flavors, milkshakes, and of ice cream novelties, Sprinkles & Shakes also offers fresh, homemade brick oven and traditional Old Forge pizza.
434 Main Street Dupont, PA
Twisterz serves 12 flavors of soft-serve ice cream daily, as well as Dole Whip, which is lactose, gluten, and fat-free, as well as vegan.
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