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Marc’s Top Five Places for Ice Cream in Beaver County article was a big hit, but Allie has taken the concept even further by including 8 current places and two former greats in her list of the best ice cream spots in Beaver County.

When the sun is out and skies are blue, there is nothing more delicious and more satisfying than an ice cream cone!

Whether it’s a quick trip for a sweet treat, a victory celebration for your little league team, or even drive-in style dinner followed by delicious soft serve, you can’t go wrong at any of these local hot spots.

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J&T Drive-In, Ellwood City

As of April 30th, J&T is back open for business!! I have been driving past for weeks in anticipation. Not only do they have AMAZING frozen custard, but they also do dipped cones and make killer milkshakes in all kinds of flavors, including blueberry and banana.

They also have other desserts, such as apple dumplings, that they smother in their homemade vanilla. Need I say more?

Be sure to hurry, though, because they are only open during the Spring and Summer seasons. You don’t want to miss out!

Brusters, Bridgewater

One of my favorite things about Brusters is that they are always rolling out new flavors. Their Triple Chocolate Oreo, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk, and Peach Melba are just a few of the new ones you absolutely must try.

They also have free cones for kids under 40 inches tall, and free doggie sundaes. So it really is a great place for the whole furry family. Grab some Jerry’s Curb Service before hand and make it a full-on dinner!

Witch Flavor, Beaver

Penn State Creamery Ice Cream is legendary around these parts, and now you don’t have to drive all the way to State College to get it! Since they’ve only been open since 2011, some of our legacy folks may not have had it yet…but you need to change that. Immediately.

Witch Flavor is located on the main street of Beaver and has dozens of delicious options. They also have pretzel cones… I mean, come on! Throw some chocolate in there and drizzle it with Reese’s sauce and I’m not sure if you’ll ever leave.

Punks, Ambridge

If it’s delicious soft-serve that you want, then it doesn’t get much better than Punks. You can’t miss this bright pink building, giant sign or its legendary ice cream. If you want a little Black Raspberry in your life, Punks is the place to be!

My Mom used to stop here on her way home from work while I was in her belly, so naturally I think it’s delicious!

Hank’s, New Brighton

Hank’s is my favorite option when I’m feeling especially hungry, because not only do I get some delicious homemade frozen custard… but I also get Mexican food. I’m not sure if there is a more beautiful combination known to man than tacos and ice cream.

They have their staples but always mix in some seasonal favorites with fresh fruit. Be sure to stock up as they are closed during the winter months. Get those pints in your freezer or you’ll have to wait until next March to enjoy them.

Handel’s, Chippewa

I can’t even drive past Handel’s without stopping for a milkshake. Seriously… I actually find myself avoiding that little back road to get from plaza to plaza just to stop myself from downing a giant chocolate shake every other day.

This is the perfect spot to take your Little League team after a victory, or just enjoy a nice evening with the fam, especially since it’s the only place in Chippewa.

The Windmill, Hopewell

Want a little miniature golf with your ice cream? The Windmill is the perfect place for the whole family, because you can reward your championship golfers with a sweet treat afterwards.

In addition to their regular ice cream, they have Snow Storms. If you like Blizzards, they are a MUST!

Young’s Custard Stand, Zelienople

Young’s seems to have it all: ice cream, soft-serve custard, and even delicious grilled food. Stop by for a footlong hot dog, stay for a cone!

They always have a new flavor of the week, or even day, including banana, pistachio, maple, and much more.

Blasts from the past:

The Headless Cow, Chippewa

Dipped cones are where it’s at for me. It’s an extra shell of delicious chocolate on top of your ice cream. Sadly, this is a rare find. And they had it here. The original Cow, and also the headless version later on, was always delicious. R.I.P.

Waites, Patterson Twp.

One of my earliest memories was the weekend trips up the street with my Dad to get a dish of ice cream at Waites. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to carry on this same tradition with my little monster, as it has been gone for over two decades. R.I.P.

Allie is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. She is a 2006 graduate of Blackhawk High School, and still resides in Patterson Heights with her husband Andy and their 3-year old son, Luke. She is a Regional Manager at PLS Logistics and a sports fanatic. You can find her on Facebook as Allie Dixon.