Let’s face it, summertime can be hot, so a beach getaway in Southeast Delaware is the perfect antidote. In addition to our in-ground, salt water pool and plethora of nearby beaches (dog-friendly beaches too), there are also plenty of ice cream options. This frozen treat is a summertime staple, especially when you’re on vacation. Luckily for you, our Mansion Farm Inn is within proximity to a number of reputable and charming places to splurge. Here are the best ice cream shops in Delaware near Lewes and Rehoboth.
Hopkins Dairy Farm
We’ve never had a sweet, decadent, rich-tasting homemade ice cream quite like they make at Hopkins Dairy Farm. Every flavor is full of dreamy, creamy deliciousness, and they make everything from scratch at the farm. You can even take a gander at the cows that made your delicious treat and thank them in person.
Choose from 20+ flavors in the form of a cone, cup, milkshake, sundae, or take-home container. We recommend getting a waffle cone with one scoop of Cow Pie and one scoop of Moo Cookies. Then grab a quart of Cappuccino Delight to bring back to the inn!
As with any farm experience, certain smells are present. Don’t let the farm fresh air deter you. These ice cream flavors are well-worth the visit.
Kings Ice Cream in Milton
Kings Ice Cream is as much about the old-school experience as it is about ice cream. From the laid-back atmosphere to the retro pictures on the walls, this ice cream parlor is simply cool. Built in 1830, the building is also the oldest commercial structure in the county, so the history is just as rich as the ice cream. Located just a few minutes from our inn, you won’t have to stray far when you’re ready for a sweet, cold treat after lounging poolside all day.
The Ice Cream Store
If you’ve never had flavors like Better Than Sex or Booger, then now’s your chance to explore the depths of your palate at The Ice Cream Store on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Featuring over 100 flavors at any given time, you’re bound to find the perfect one to please your palate. They also serve a refreshing and zesty affogato al caffe (ice cream drowned in coffee) to spice up your selection and keep you powering through your day.
This shop is right on the Boardwalk, where you can see the Atlantic Ocean and sink your toes in the sand. So, grab a scoop (or two) and walk down to the water’s edge for the ultimate Delaware beach experience.
When you’re looking for the rich creamy taste of ice cream without all the calories and sugar, then Kohr Bros on the Boardwalk is the place to go. This iconic frozen custard shop has your go-to favorites such as chocolate, vanilla, and orange sherbet, with the option to “twist” your flavors. Top your choice off with sprinkles and enjoy a colorful, flavorful refreshment on a hot day.
Stop at one of these local treasures while you’re staying with us at the Mansion Farm Inn, and then tell us what your new favorite ice cream is. Call us at 302-664-2540 or book your beach retreat online.