Explore the top places to indulge in a sweet summer treat
As temperatures rise and the season shifts to summer, we are all screaming for ice cream. From sundaes to cones to shakes—all in an assortment of flavors—there is no shortage of rich and delicious ice cream options in the Lehigh Valley to satisfy your coolest craving. Let’s explore five of the best.
The Inside Scoop
Serving thick homemade ice cream in both classic and creative flavors (including their famous maple bacon recipe), The Inside Scoop sports a retro 50s vibe and has some of the best frozen treats in the Valley. Beyond traditional ice cream served in authentic Belgian waffle cones, visitors also swear by the Atomic Freezes, custom soft serve creations with all the mix-ins you could want, and flavorful coffee made from their imported espresso machine. Original vinyl seats, antique gadgets and signs, and a jukebox fill this quaint creamery, adding to the overall experience The Inside Scoop offers. The shop also carries pints and quarts, allowing you to take a piece of this Coopersburg legend home.
With locations in Easton, Ottsville, and New Jersey, Owowcow Creamery is a highly awarded ice cream parlor, renowned by many as some of the best ice cream around. Owowcow handcrafts flavors every day from locally sourced cream, eggs, and honey, allowing them to offer seasonal flavors that change weekly. Special selections include blood orange raspberry, honey lavender, and cinnamon bourbon, and classic favorites like mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and coffee are readily available.
Bethlehem Dairy Store
A local favorite that scoops over 40 flavors, Bethlehem Dairy Store has been a Lehigh Valley staple for over 80 years. In the 20s and 30s, families would line the street outside the store to watch soap box derby races then head inside for ice cream. Much of that local flair and original feel remains, and the extensive menu--from milkshakes to banana splits to either hard or soft ice cream sundaes--keeps locals and visitors coming back for more.
Ice Cream World
A top spot in Allentown, Ice Cream World is a frozen treat lover’s dream, serving hard and soft ice creams, frozen yogurt, sundaes, and shakes, as well as a host of take-home options like ice cream sandwiches, cakes, and frozen bananas. While the counter is always busy in the summer months, Ice Cream World is worth the wait, with their homemade classic and seasonal flavors keeping customers satisfied year round.
Bank Street Creamery
Bank Street Creamery is another storied Valley favorite located on the hip Bank Street off Easton’s main square. With over 120 handcrafted recipes that rotate on and off the menu, Bank Street Creamery promises an exciting new experience with every visit and premium ice cream that never disappoints. Traditional flavors vary from strawberry to peanut butter cup, and local artisanal recipes like bergamot orange and salted caramel praline offer something unique. While the shop’s name and ownership have changed since its establishment in 1998, the creamery’s commitment to honoring quality and service to the community hasn’t wavered.
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