The Three Best Places in Westchester for Chocolate Ice Cream

Because it’s always chocolate ice cream season

The Blue Pig
(121 Maple St Croton-on-Hudson 914-271-3850;
The locally sourced ice cream here is fresh and free from steroids and antibiotics, high-fructose corn syrup, and gums. Owner and Chef Lisa Moir says, “We make everything by hand and from scratch. For our chocolate ice cream, we use melted Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla paste, which has less water than vanilla extract. Ice cream doesn’t like too much water in it.” The result is creamy, delicious chocolate ice cream (with no ice crystals). ($3.50 single cone, $4.75 pint, $12.50 quart) 

- Advertisement -

Méli-Mélo of Greenwich
(362 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 203-629-6153;
The flavor-intense ice creams and sorbets are all natural and house-made. For chocolate ice creams and sorbets, they use Callebaut and Valrhona chocolates. Try the chocolate truffle ice cream or the Valrhona dark chocolate sorbet. ($6 pint, $12 quart, $48 gallon on pre-order)

Abbott’s Frozen Custard
(1143 E Main St, Shrub Oak 845-282-1761;
A 2010 Best of Westchester winner, this frozen custard comes in chocolate, chocolate almond, and rotating flavors like mudslide and mocha. The recipe has less than 2 percent air (8 percent less than ice cream and 38 percent less than soft-serve) and is made with fresh cream and egg yolks, yielding a creamy-soft frozen dessert that is as thick as it is delicious. (Just don’t call it ice cream!) Abbott’s is open seasonally from late March through October. ($2.37-$3.12 cone, $4.49 pint)

» For More from the November issue, click here. 

» For More “Chocolate Everything”, click here.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.