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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream…On the Middle Peninsula

The beautiful girl on a beach near to kayaks.

“Ice cream cravings are not to be taken lightly.”

“It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.”

“Ice-cream is the favorite currency of love.”

“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.”

We could go on and on and on about ice cream, the wise words people have said about it and why treating yourself to it is always the right answer.

Instead, knowing that you will likely work up an ice cream craving or two the next time you visit the Middle Peninsula to paddle its waterways, we’ve rounded up a few spots in the region where you can enjoy the tasty treat.

Short Lane Ice Cream Company

6721 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester, VA 23061

Old-fashioned building. Check.

Ever-changing list of flavors. Check.

House-made. Check.

The locally owned and locally loved Short Lane, located on the corner of Route 17 and Short Lane, always use the freshest ingredients for their ice creams and shakes, the flavors of which change on a regular basis for consistent variety.

Better Than a Great Day

1388 C, Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Found in Tappahannock, Better Than a Great Day gives guests that nostalgic, “old-school,” ice cream parlor feel. With friendly service and dozens of flavors, Better Than a Great Day also sells homemade fudge, sodas, and more. PS the waffle cone alone is worth a visit.

Something Different

213 Virginia St, Urbanna, VA 23175

Ok, so this one technically doesn’t just serve ice cream. Located in Urbanna, Something Different specializes in “neanderthal” cuisine, essentially meaning very hearty smoked meats alongside more traditional fare. That being said, Something Different also has an extensive dessert menu, including numerous flavors of homemade ice creams. Even better, for the adults in the dining party, Something Different has “adult” flavor options that may or may not involve alcohol (hint: they do).

The Table at Wilton

16273 General Puller Hwy, Suite B-1, Deltaville 23043

The Table at Wilton located in Middlesex features a variety of baked goods and ice creams with a focus on frozen custard served up light and creamy in a delicious waffle cone. There’s regular ice cream and ice cream sandwiches, too, but the custard? You just have to try it.