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  • Hudson County’s Best Ice Cream Parlors {Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne}

    We can’t deny the excitement that summer brings: frosé, suntans, pools and beaches – and let’s not forget about our favorite standby since childhood- ice cream! On those super humid days, sometimes a delicious milkshake or ice cream sundae is really all we need to cool down and feel like we are getting the best that summer has to offer. No matter where you reside in Hudson County, there’s an ice cream parlor for that. Here are some of the best places for ice cream in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne to date.

    Bucket and Bay Craft Gelato {150 Bay St, Jersey City}

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    This small-batch shop on Bay Street makes all of their gelato from scratch, featuring a variety of swoon-worthy flavors such as Red Eye {made with Bucket and Bay’s own cold brew coffee and espresso caramel}, or alcohol-infused flavors such as sweet potato rum {made with roasted sweet potatoes and Gosling’s black seal rum}. Also stocked with a variety of baked goods and breakfast foods, help yourself to a gelato “flight” — consisting of a shot of whiskey and four different whiskey-infused gelato flavors {which, of course, HG sampled in this feature}. Top that off with a cone made from Bucket and Bay’s deeelicious pizelles, {which are gluten free!} and an offering of vegan options and we’re sold.

    Magic Fountain {907 Broadway, Bayonne}

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    It doesn’t get more classic than this outdoor hut which is located on Broadway in Bayonne, where you will always find a line around the corner on opening day each May. Featuring ice cream sundaes and delicious milkshakes, check out their hurricanes {blended ice cream and candy toppings of your choice} with peanut butter and jelly or cake batter ice cream {cake batter = guaranteed to be good}. For the dairy-free among us, Magic Fountain also features a variety of refreshing and yummy Italian ice flavors, including natural root beer and strawberry lemonade.

    Read More: The Best Spots for Chocolate Chip Cookies in Hoboken + JC

    Torico Ice Cream {20 Erie St, Jersey City}

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    Another delicious place to get your homemade ice cream fix; you can’t miss it as you round the corner on Erie Street and catch the enticing aroma of homemade waffle cones {we dare you not to go in}. Using real, fresh ingredients to make their ice cream, Torico’s changes up their seasonal menu year-round, featuring deliciousness like maple walnut in the fall and winter and pineapple + cream in the spring and summer. HG recommends the Banana Peanut Butter Chunk!

    Milk Sugar Love {19 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City}

    Located in the Hamilton Park area of Jersey City, this creamery has fun and savory flavors like Earl Grey Fudge and Lemon Olive Oil, along with homemade baked goods such as the mini {or the giant, if you’re really digging it} fruity pebble macaron ice cream sandwich. Milk Sugar Love also has a variety of tasty flavored cones, like red velvet or cinnamon sugar, and even a dairy-free chocolate coconut ice cream – read more about this awesome place in our feature here.

    Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream inside Gogi Grill {79 Hudson St, Hoboken}

    If our feature on their rolled ice cream wasn’t enough to make you want to stop into this Hoboken joint tucked inside Gogi Grill, maybe their flavored ice cream and crepe combo will do the trick — we’re fairly certain that the Nutella banana crepe mixed with Mr. Peanut ice cream {vanilla, Reese’s and peanut crumble} will have you on sugar overload and in the most delightful ice cream coma ever.

    Ben & Jerry’s {405 Washington St, Hoboken}

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    We can resist this classic ice cream spot in Hoboken that stocks all of our favorites like Chunky Monkey, Phish Food and Half Baked. The shop also has sorbet smoothies and shakes featuring all of the best flavors that we know and love — also now with a variety of dairy free options made with almond milk {score!}.

    Jun’s Macaron Gelato {410 Washington St, Hoboken}

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    Located in Hoboken, this place combines two of the best desserts, macarons and gelato, FTW, as well as handmade ice cream rolls. If that wasn’t appetizing enough, you can also get your gelato inside of a crepe {say no more, we’re on our way}.

    Read More: Spots to Eat Pie in Hoboken + JC  

    Halifax {225 River Street, Hoboken}

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    Though Halifax has a variety of delicious bites, their house-made ice creams and sorbets are definitely a summer special you should try. Made by Chef Stuart Marx, their selection of flavors rotate daily but some of their ice cream flavors include honey tiramisu, caramel, roasted pistachio, buttermilk, and some of their creative sorbet flavors are beet, strawberry basil, purple corn, cantaloupe, and cucumber melon. They also offer summer sorbet cocktails like their Summer Breeze which is made from cantaloupe sorbet and rosé. Sorbet? Rosé? Yes, way.  

    But what about the milkshakes?

    Birch {92 River St, Hoboken}  

    You should all know about these aaaah-mazing milkshakes by now and if you don’t, for shame — our post on all of their best shakes will guide you in the right direction, but make sure you save room for a full meal when you go {and word on the street is that their gelateria is coming verrryyyy soon}.

    Brownstone Pancake Factory {860 River Rd, Edgewater}

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    Besides the fact that both the Jersey City and Edgewater locations have ridiculous breakfast offerings which speak for themselves, the milkshakes at the Edgewater Pancake Factory are not to be missed. In addition to their standard milkshake flavors {which include salted caramel pretzel}, their waffle ice cream sandwich shake {decorated with a vanilla frosting rim, mini waffles and caramel sauce} is enough to make us reconsider eating anything else for the rest of the day. The Brownstone also comes up with new, insane milkshakes on their IG weekly, so make sure to follow them and be ready to race over if the occasion calls for it.

    Just a few of our favorite ice cream parlors and creameries in the area. Which is your favorite?

     


    Written by:

    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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