The excitement and anticipation surrounding a double scoop ice cream in a waffle cone or a sundae with all the toppings is one of few things that transcends the process of “growing up”. I was every bit as excited as the children in line beside me to taste my first bite of farm-fresh Ferris Acres ice cream. Ferris Acres has earned status as a Dairy Farm of Distinction in Connecticut, and for good reason. This dairy farm makes every batch of ice cream in-house using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The best part? You get to enjoy your treat mere feet from where it was produced on a bucolic farm in the Fairfield County town of Newtown, CT.
Ferris Acres Creamery farm is known for its inventive and unexpected flavor combinations when creating their superb ice cream. Yes, you can still get a cone of mint-chip or vanilla, but if you care to expand your horizons try such novel favorites as Elvis Dream, vanilla ice cream with peanut butter, banana slices, and chocolate chunks or a dessert translated into frozen dairy form: Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream with fresh blueberry swirls and real cheesecake pieces. Cones not your thing? Try an ice cream cookie sandwich with your choice of flavor between two enormous fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, a milkshake, or one of their signature sundaes.
Ferris Acres also offers made-to-order ice cream cakes, ice cream pies, and is unique to Fairfield County in being the only establishment to offer ice cream cupcakes. While 72 hours notice is required for custom cakes, Ferris Acres also keeps a grab-and-go stash of ice cream cakes, pies, and cupcakes readily available in the freezer for happy guests to bring home with them. The landscape is beautiful, and there are ample places to sit and watch the cows graze in the fields across the street, blissfully unaware of how happy the fruits of their labor have made us.
Fall hours are currently in effect at Ferris Acres Creamery: Monday-Saturday from11:30am-9pm, and Sunday from 11:30am-6pm.
http://www.ferrisacrescreamery.com // 203-426-8803