Celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July! There are so many ways to do it and last week I went on the Bucks County ice cream trail. It was fun and of course delicious!
Today is National Ice Cream Day so why don't you grab your kids or a few friends and do some ice cream tasting? Actually, July is National Ice Cream Month so you can celebrate all month. Last week, my husband and I followed an ice cream trail in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There is so much to do there (more on that another time) but since we wanted to celebrate national ice cream month, we thought this was a good way to do it. Visit Bucks County has an ice cream trail and we were set up to visit 3 places for ice cream tastings. There were 13 scrumptious flavors to satisfy our taste buds and we viewed some beautiful scenery in between stops.
The Zebra Striped Whale
The Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown, Pennsylvania was our first stop. It's located in the charming downtown. It's a really cool place filled with several gorgeous rooms, children's books and artwork. And not to forget delicious ice cream and coffee too.
One of the owners, Shari Faden Donahue has written several children's books, one being named The Zebra Striped Whale with the Polka-Dot Tail.
The shop features a frozen granite slab to hand-whirl toppings into their ice cream. Their signature menu item is called a Whirlwind and we tried the Cake Batter Craze. It consisted of Sweet Cream ice cream with crispy pieces of brownies and cake batter mixed in, then covered with a huge amount of rainbow sprinkles.
I couldn't stop eating it but knew I had to show some restraint as we had a few more places to visit. We also tried a sampler of some of their most popular flavors, Jersey Shore Vanilla with Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Strawberry and Cold Brew Caramel Mocha. All were very creamy and delicious!
Our next stop was Owowcow In Wrightstown. This unique ice cream parlor uses locally sourced ingredients to produce handmade small batch ice cream in unique flavors. They have three locations in Pa and NJ along with a few more coming soon. We had to order the five scoop sampler because it's just so hard deciding on just one or two flavors.
Moo Hope Ice Cream
Moo Hope Ice Cream was our last stop of the day. This quaint shop is located right in the middle of New Hope and has 50 hand churned flavors that change depending on the season.
I had a taste of the Chocolate Rosemary and couldn't resist getting a Cherry Vanilla cone. The creamy vanilla ice cream was filled with enormous cherries. Moo Hope has an outside patio on the river with a gorgeous view. There's nothing like sitting out there with an ice cream cone on a beautiful summer day.
How to celebrate National Ice Cream Month
So you NEED to celebrate national ice cream month! And there are so many ways to do that. Visit your local ice cream shops or run to the grocery store and get all the ingredients for a sundae party. Kids and adults of all ages will love this.
Or you can make your own ice cream or frozen treat. Click on the links to these homemade recipes.
Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Nutella Ice Cream
Homemade Eggnog Ice Cream
We really enjoyed the ice cream as well as driving around Bucks County. Thank you Visit Bucks County and all the ice cream shops for a wonderful day!