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Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

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Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

My family is planning a trip to Sesame Place in July. We are all ice cream lovers and are looking for good ice cream/custard/gelato near the park and our hotel (across the street from the park). We would also be interested in trying good local "water ice" that we saw so many signs for on our last trip there (2 years ago). Any recommendations within a 10-15 minute drive from the park?

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1. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Your best bet is Rita's on Lincoln Highway. It is a water ice chain, but it is pretty good. From Oxford Valley Road, make a right onto Lincoln Highway. It's about 5-10 minutes down the road in Penndel.

Note: what the call gelato is not gelato. It is a combination of water ice and soft serve in the same cup. No hard ice cream. For that, you would need to go to either Goodnoe's or Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown, but that may be a bit farther than you want to go.

Edited: 14 May 2014, 22:22
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2. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

I'll echo what Owlyn said, just adding that there's also a Rita's in Morrisville. Turn left at the Pep Boys onto Lincoln Highway (also known as Business Route 1) & stay straight. You'll reach it in under 10 minutes, on the right.

Owlyn: I miss the local independent places like Connie's & Wizard of Ice! Rita's seems to have the monopoly these days.

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3. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Jug,

My favorite was/is Overbrook Water Ice. Extremely too far for the visitors, and I wouldn't send a tourist into that area anyway. John's is also good, but way too far, and not really worth the trip.

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4. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Thanks, everyone. We actually have a couple of Rita's here in the Cleveland/Akron area, so I'm familiar with them. I was hoping for something a little more local, but I don't know that my little ones will be up for any more driving. (And Rita's is pretty good.) We are headed to the hotel & park from the Hershey area, so a stop along that route (Most likely 276 to 1/Oxford Valley) would be an option as well.

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5. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Boehringers Drive In is an Ice Cream/Hamburger stand, with very good homemade ice cream Its on Route 272 in Adamstown a couple miles north of the turnpike(I-76)- exit.

No website, but the reviews on Tripadvisor (under 'Adamstown") are accurate.

Seating is outdoors on Picnic tables, so if its raining you might want to skip it.

Edited: 15 May 2014, 14:02
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6. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Not sure if you've already visited, but Dairy Delite is a local favorite and about 5 minutes away on Woodbourne Road.

Edited: 11 July 2014, 06:29
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7. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

Dairy Delite on woodbourne rd in Levittown. They only take cash but hands down best ice cream in the area. Also try Zebra Striped Whale in Newtown.

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8. Re: Ice cream & water ice near Sesame Place

This question is from over a year ago. Please do not "wake up" old threads.

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