Rich Farm Ice Cream

Rich Farm Ice Cream dairy farm and ice cream shop is renowned across Connecticut. This ‘Dairy Farm of Distinction’ has been maintained by the same family since the 1950’s. Rich Dairy became a creamery in the mid-1990s and quickly amassed a cult following for their ice cream. Connecticut residents cannot drive within a ten-mile radius of Oxford, CT without making a pit stop at Rich Farm. Rich Farm is a working dairy farm, and children delight in visiting the cows while waiting in the consistently long line to get their ice cream.

History & Locations

What started as a small, little known location has grown to something of famed proportion. The creamery is so busy, lot attendants must be employed to help the masses park safely in the field. Rich Farm has also franchised. In addition to the original location in Oxford, CT, has locations in Brookfield, CT, Bristol, CT and Placentia, CA. Despite these changes and unprecedented growth, the ice cream is still made the same way it was nearly 30 years ago. It is made every day by hand on the premises in small batches.

Ice Cream Creations

From simple cups of vanilla soft serve to wacky limited availability flavors, Rich Dairy has something for everyone. Try the hot apple cider doughnut sundae a true farmhouse treat. They also offer Ice Cream Cannoli and Ice Cream Pies. Rich Farm also offers frozen Greek yogurt and no sugar added flavors. Other treats served include ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, soda floats, and a superb soft serve and candy mashup known as a Razzle.

Whether you have fond memories of visiting Rich Dairy as a kid or are looking to create a new family tradition, this creamery is a stop you need to make this season.

Rich Farm is currently open seven days a week from 11:30am-9pm. Cash only.

Call // 203-881-1040

Ferris Acres Creamery

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

Serendipity Brands Launches Ice Cream Line

The iconic Serendipity Brands has an ice cream line that is 65 years in the making, which was also featured at the 2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch in East Hampton on July 20th.

Serendipity Brands premieres a new line of super-premium ice cream, based on the iconic NYC restaurant, Serendipity 3, founded in 1954. The decadent line of ice cream is now available at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide as well as other select retailers. Eight fantastical flavors, inspired by the restaurant’s signature sundaes, include Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Fields Sundae, Forbidden Broadway Sundae, Birthday Cake, Café Espresso Chip, and Outrageous Banana Split. With a history that spans almost 65 years (and always a line out the door), Serendipity 3 restaurant has entertained the appetites of children, adults and famous celebrity personalities alike.

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Serendipity 3 is most famous for their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate (also available in Peanut Butter and Mint), the Outrageous Banana Split, Drug Store Sundaes, Strawberry Fields Sundae, and of course the Golden Opulence Sundae, the $1,000 sundae with three scoops of Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream, edible gold, and many more grand toppings that requires at least a 48 hour advanced notice as the ingredients “must be flown in from different parts of the world,” according to owner Stephen Bruce.

“One of Serendipity 3’s long-time customers Andy Warhol once said, ‘The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting’, and that’s exactly how our team feels about the launch of our new super premium line of ice cream,” said Mark Smolin, CEO of Serendipity Brands. “The wait is finally over, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that for the first time our fans outside of New York City and across the United States will now be able to enjoy these iconic flavors right from their own freezer.”

In addition to their line of ice cream, Serendipity 3 sells a variety of snacks, merchandise, and apparel on their website. These include a Serendipity 3 glass goblet, Tiffany Lampshade mugs, baseball caps, Living Royal Socks, and more.

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Serendipity 3 in New York City is located at 225 E 60th St and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until midnight.

https://serendipity3.com // 212-838-3531

LT Burger

Ever since LT Burger opened their doors in 2010 on Main Street in Sag Harbor, restaurant-goers who step inside are able to tap in to their inner child. Chef Laurent Tourondel owns LT Burger in addition to numerous award-winning restaurants across the world including BLT Burger with locations in Hong Kong and Las Vegas, and Arlington Club in New York. At LT Burger in the Harbor, there is something for everyone from breakfast and lunch staples, to innovative comfort food.

The interior of the restaurant is a nostalgic soda fountain with a homey industrial feel, adorned with orange accents. Guests to the restaurant include a mix of locals and visitors who may pop in for a cocktail and appetizer and cocktail during Happy Hour or for one of their luscious, frothy milkshakes.

I began my meal with one of their signature milkshakes, the American Puff: Vanilla Ice Cream, cocoa puffs, Reese’s peanut butter cup and whipped cream ($9). The whipped cream tasted homemade with a thick and creamy consistency. I wasted no time diving right in. Instantly, I was comforted by the cool vanilla ice cream and ribbons of chocolate and peanut butter cuddling on my tongue. As it is served with a large plastic straw, I made a point to sip the milkshake unhurriedly, though it was quite a feat to do so.

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Sweet Sunday: Pop It Ice Cream in a Can

My editor at Hamptons Magazine referred me to this designer ice cream event that took place yesterday, August 2nd. Just in front of Lisa Perry‘s Main Street store in East Hampton, the designer and and Cronut™ inventor, Dominique Ansel had 500 Pop It! sundaes to sell in their distinctive food truck beginning at 12pm yesterday and were sold until 6pm. Twenty percent of the proceeds went to City Harvest, a food recycling program based in New York City. Even though it was raining until the mid afternoon yesterday, it was considerably crowded in town. This of course is because everyone either was shopping, out to eat, or going to the movies. So in fact, it was a perfect day to sell ice cream!

This is such a neat concept, that was inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop art. I will tell you this is the first time I have tried ice cream in a can. The size was compact and I was pleasantly astounded with how much ice cream fit inside.

The Pop It! sundae was crafted with root beer and stracciatella ice cream topped with mascarpone semifreddo, macerated cherries, mini marshmallows, and a meringue kiss. Each sundae can serve two, but this depends upon how hungry you are. When I enjoyed my ice cream, I didn’t have lunch and was able to finish almost all of it. My husband and I purchased one each but we brought them home and split them between five people (some just had a few spoonfuls as they already had lunch). It tasted good (not spectacular) and it had settled to the bottom so it was not completely filled. My favorite part was the couple of meringue kisses nestled at the top. If you freeze your ice cream at home, let it sit and thaw for at least fifteen minutes.

I understand that Lisa and Dominique were there but I didn’t get to see them. The price was a bit steep at $15 per ice cream can (yikes) but it’s okay once in a blue moon and as long as part of the proceeds are going to a great cause such as City Harvest, then that is fine. Plus the convenience of getting the ice cream instead of going all of the way into the city, for example.

The women who worked at Lisa Perry were holding colorful, polka dot umbrellas that were also see-through (I love those types of umbrellas). They sell them at their store for $30 each. With each purchase of the Pop It! ice cream cans, we each received a 10% off coupon that is good for any purchase at the Lisa Perry boutique  in East Hampton or on Madison Avenue. If you are shopping online, use code: popit!sundae. To my understanding, the coupon does not expire.