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5 Best Ice Cream Shops for Seniors in Central Connecticut
Elizabeth Bemis

By: Elizabeth Bemis on August 8th, 2019

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5 Best Ice Cream Shops for Seniors in Central Connecticut

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Summer is the perfect season to spend a little time outdoors. One of the best summer activities is visiting the wonderful local ice cream shops the Newington and Farmington, CT areas have to offer. This is a great option for seniors whose families are visiting or even those who want a nice day out to enjoy the fresh air.


Here are some of the must-visit ice cream shops seniors in central Connecticut should try.


1. Main Street Creamery and Café: Old Wethersfield, CT

Main Street Creamery and Café is a well-known spot in Old Wethersfield. Offering numerous ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors, this cafe is located on the town’s historic Main Street. After taking in the historic sights, you can stop at this ice cream option for a quick, refreshing treat. Main Street Creamery and Café has both indoor and outdoor seating, so if you want to enjoy the fresh air while you eat your ice cream cone, you can sit on the patio.

Also, if you have dietary restrictions or allergies, Main Street Creamery and Café can accommodate your needs. This cafe offers fat-free menu items, sugar-free menu items, and dairy-free menu items. They even have ice cream pies if you need to pick up a tasty treat for a summer gathering!


2. Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream: Newington, CT

Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream has been serving delicious treats to Newington’s citizens since 1915. Each day, the shop offers dozens of flavors to visitors, all handmade. Because many of the flavors change with each season, you’ll always find something new to try. This is also an affordable and accessible stop for seniors, and they frequently have special prices. You can choose from regular, dairy-free, or sugar-free options, and you can enjoy your ice cream in a cone, cup, or sundae.



3. Frisbie’s Dairy Barn: New Britain, CT

Frisbie’s Dairy Barn has been in operation since 2015, located in the space previously occupied by Guida’s Milk Bar. They serve ice cream made right there in the shop and have Avery’s soda, a local staple, on tap. At Frisbie’s you’ll enjoy fresh, creamy scoops in flavors you’re sure to crave later, like the brand new s’mores ice cream. Plus, if you’re a senior resident at Middlewoods of Farmington, this is less than 10 minutes away!


4. Praline’s Own Made Ice Cream: Kensington, CT

Praline’s Own Made Ice Cream is a local brand that’s been a part of the community since 1984. With a few locations throughout the area and small batches sold in some local stores, you may have tasted Praline’s in the past. However, this is an ice cream shop you’ll want to visit over and over again. With new flavors made from the best ingredients, you have plenty of options to choose from. Make sure to try the award-winning signature flavor, Beez Neez. For seniors at Middlewoods of Farmington, Middlewoods of Newington, or just in the area, this is a short drive for a great treat.


5. UConn Dairy Bar: Storrs, CT

Whether you’re making a trip to the University of Connecticut or you're in the mood for a little drive, put the  UConn Dairy Bar on your list of places to visit. Located in scenic Storrs, CT on the UConn campus, this ice cream shop has delicious homemade ice cream and an observation window where you can see how the ice cream is made. Using milk from the university’s cows, this is a one-of-a-kind experience, and you’re sure to remember the fresh ice cream you enjoy.

UConn Dairy Bar offers traditional, creative, and seasonal flavors. Be sure to try pumpkin in the fall and peppermint stick in the winter! Once you finish your ice cream, you can explore UConn’s animal barns where they house their cows, horses, and sheep.

Central Connecticut is a great place for seniors to live, offering plenty of great amenities, even beyond delicious ice cream! If you’re looking for an assisted living community to spend this season of your life, considering Newington and Farmington, and all the area has to offer.


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About Elizabeth Bemis

In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.

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