Calling all ice cream enthusiasts and chocoholics! Get ready to celebrate the ultimate frozen treat on National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. This delectable occasion, observed every year on June 7th, is a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a mouthwatering scoop (or two) of creamy, chocolatey goodness.

Whether you prefer it in a cone, cup, or sandwiched between warm, freshly baked cookies, chocolate ice cream is a timeless classic that never fails to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. It’s the perfect combination of rich cocoa flavors and velvety textures that instantly transports you to dessert heaven.

Here on the Connecticut shoreline, we are fortunate to have an array of delightful ice cream parlors that craft their own scrumptious chocolate ice cream. To help you make the most of this joyous occasion, we’ve curated a list of must-visit spots where you can savor the best chocolate ice cream in the area:

Must-Visited Spots

  1. Ashley’s Ice Cream – Located in Guilford, Ashley’s Ice Cream has been serving up homemade delights for over 40 years. Their chocolate ice cream is a customer favorite, made with the finest ingredients and served with a smile.
  2. Milkcraft – Nestled in Fairfield, Milkcraft takes ice cream to the next level with their unique, made-to-order creations. Their nitrogen-churned chocolate ice cream is a showstopper, offering a smooth and velvety experience that will leave you wanting more.
  3. LaBella’s Sweet Shop – Located in the heart of East Haddam, LaBella’s Sweet Shop is a charming boutique-style ice cream parlor that will transport you back to the nostalgic days of old-fashioned sweets. Step into a world of whimsy and indulge in their delectable chocolate ice cream, lovingly made in-house with a touch of sweetness in every bite. LaBella’s Sweet Shop offers a delightful array of flavors and toppings, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  4. Drawbridge Ice Cream – Located in Mystic, Drawbridge Ice Cream is a beloved local spot that’s been serving exceptional frozen treats for generations. Their chocolate ice cream is a crowd-pleaser, offering a luscious, indulgent experience that’s hard to resist.
  5. Sweet P’s – Nestled in the charming town of Essex, Sweet P’s is a delightful ice cream parlor that will captivate your taste buds. Known for their handcrafted ice cream and charming atmosphere, Sweet P’s offers a variety of flavors, including their irresistible chocolate ice cream. Made with premium ingredients and a dedication to quality, their chocolate ice cream is a crowd-pleaser that will leave you wanting more.
  6. Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy & Ice Cream – Located in the scenic coastal town of Niantic, Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy & Ice Cream is a whimsical ice cream parlor that delights both kids and adults alike. Step into a world of sugary wonder and treat yourself to their delectable chocolate ice cream. With its creamy texture and rich flavor, their chocolate ice cream is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Remember, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is not just a celebration—it’s an opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy the finest frozen delights. So make it a priority to visit one (or all) of these fantastic ice cream parlors on the Connecticut shoreline. Gather your friends, family, or go solo, and revel in the sweet bliss of chocolate ice cream.

Don’t miss out on this scrumptious occasion! Treat yourself to a scoop of chocolatey goodness and create delightful memories that will last a lifetime. Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!